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.

Sales & Customer Service

Andreas Rohde

Head of Business Management

Caroline List

Sales Director International

Gonzalo Escriña

Sales Manager Americas

Hazel Ybanez

Sales Manager MEA & India

Swetha Bafna 

Senior Account Manager

Federica Stelli

Account Manager

Esther Steck

Account Manager & Senior Research Associate

Administration & Finance

Margrit Tietjen

Head of Operations

Iris Croos

Business Management Associate

Marion Larsen

Business Management Associate

Lena Meyer

Business Management Associate

Marketing & Media

Jule Grass

Head of Marketing

Alina Gerken

Marketing Associate

Mira Kallenheim

Marketing Associate

Alicia Koppe

Marketing Associate

Richard Frost

Editor-in-chief of TOPHOTELNEWS

Valentina García Dillon

Communications Associate

Clara Santori

Translator & Writer

Research & IT

Heiko Staginski

Head of IT & Research

Marina Harms

Research Manager

Michelle Colson

Research Associate Asia

Claudia Krechel

Research Associate Europe

Jesse Dijskstra

IT Associate

Alexandra Gerken

Research Associate Middle East & Americas

Neelam Verma

Research Associate India & Americas

Jing Qi-Buck

Research Associate Asia

Regislaine Pillmann-Rodrigues

Research Associate

Mechthild Westendorf

Research Associate Europe

Xenia Kosik

Research Associate Russia

Product Management 

Leiza Orcoyen

Architect Principal of TOPHOTELDESIGN

Clara Gardel

Assistant Curator

Lennart Kooy

Associate