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Rolf W. Schmidt
Founder & CEO

Rolf has over thirty years experience in the international hotel industry and hotel supplier industry.

Before taking over the management of the TOPHOTELPROJECTS GmbH, Rolf W. Schmidt was managing director / owner for various companies in the areas of market research and consulting services focused on the global hospitality industry.

Rolf W. Schmidt is an expert of the international hotel market and the hotel industry – where he originally comes from. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international congresses and events, the author of numerous articles in the international press as well as a book author.

He has an exceptionally international network at the management level inside the hospitality industry and its suppliers.


Andreas Rohde

Chief Operating Officer

Caroline List

International Sales Director

José Vicente Fernández

Media Sales Manager

Gonzalo Escriña

Sales Manager North America

Customer Service

Swetha Bafna
Senior Account Manager
Federica Stelli
Account Manager
Esther Steck
Account Manager & Senior Research Associate
Anna Berning
Sales Development Representative

Administration & Finance

Margrit Tietjen

Head of Operations

Iris Croos

Business Management Associate

Marion Larsen
Business Management Associate
Lena Meyer
Business Management Associate


Jule Grass

Head of Marketing

Alina Gerken

Marketing Associate

Alicia Koppe

Marketing Associate

Mira Kallenheim

Marketing Associate


Richard Frost

Editor-in-chief of TOPHOTELNEWS

Valentina García Dillon

Communications Associate

Clara Santori

Translator & Writer

IT & Data Management

Heiko Staginski

Head of IT & Research

Jesse Dijskstra

IT System Manager

Lennart Kooy



Marina Harms
Research Manager
Michelle Colson
Research Associate Asia
Claudia Krechel
Research Associate Europe
Alexandra Gerken
Research Associate Middle East & Americas
Neelam Verma
Research Associate India & Americas
Jing Qi-Buck
Research Associate Asia
Regislaine Pillmann-Rodrigues

Research Associate

Susana Stein
Research Associate Europe & Americas
Nele Gut
Research Associate Asia & Europe
Mechthild Westendorf
Research Associate Europe
Xenia Kosik

Research Associate Russia

Tiffany Eifert Holzmann

Research Associate Africa


Leiza Orcoyen


Amparo Lopez

Relationship Manager

Trinidad Landajo

Community Manager

Clara Gardel

Assistant Curator

Lucia Radrizzani Rioja

Assistant Curator