Corinthia Hotels has announced the appointment of Christian Renz as its Chief Commercial Officer. He will be based in London and is to oversee the sales, marketing and revenue operations for all hotels in the existing portfolio, including five upcoming openings.

His appointment forms part of the group’s efforts to strengthen its corporate functions, drive business and develop a robust platform for further portfolio expansion.

Christian commenced his role at Corinthia Hotels on 1st November, prior to which he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management at Rocco Forte Hotels. He has also held previous senior management roles at Kempinski Hotels, The Walt Disney Company and Starwood Hotels in Europe and the United States. Christian holds an MBA from Reims Management School, France.

“I am pleased to be joining Corinthia Hotels at such a key time in its growth," says Christian Renz, Chief Commercial Officer of Corinthia Hotels. "As the company enters new markets it is essential that we strengthen the commercial focus and I am very much looking forward to leading the team on this front.” 

The appointment of Renz is part of an expansion phase for Corinthia Hotels which is set to open several new hotels including landmark developments in Dubai, Bucharest, Brussels, Rome and Moscow.