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