Die Hotelspezialisten are your professional partners for all hotel bookings. We book the desired number of guests or organise the event for you so that you can focus on the content. We eliminate time-consuming enquiries and the cumbersome obtaining, screening and comparison of offerings to find the right location. From here you only have to talk to us and we will present you with the right hotels with availability at your desired destination that meet your standards and provide the best services within your budget.
"Die Hotelspezialisten" can help make your event an all-round success. We have established a broad spectrum of service providers over many years associated with the hotel business; hence we are able to connect you with artists, photographers and speakers whilst providing event equipment and much more.
We do not have standard solutions in our portfolio - our proposals are designed to meet your individual requirements.
Due to our extensive experience we know what matters. We will establish your specific requirements and demands by asking the right questions and clarifying them as required and in doing so will seek to become your creative provider of advice and innovative ideas to shape your overall event.
Within 48 hours you will receive a clearly arranged evaluation of the hotel offerings that are
your requirements. In addition to the facts, figures and pricing we will also provide pictures and
customer ratings of each hotel to help form an overall impression. Our professional summary will be
provided in PDF or Powerpoint format to aid presentation within your organisation.
We are happy to undertake the price negotiations with the hotels for you. We only suggest hotels that meet your budget. You will get the best possible rate at the time of your booking. As our efforts are compensated through a commission-fee by the hotel, our service is free of charge for you.
Once you have chosen your preferred hotel a binding booking will be made. The contract will be directly between you and the hotel. All other reservations will be released by us.
Your point of contact at "Die Hotelspezialisten" will remain on hand to assist you until arrival at your destination and to remind you of cancellation deadlines in a timely manner. At the end of your stay we will make enquiries as to your satisfaction and ensure that billing runs smoothly. In anticipation of your satisfaction we look forward to handling your next booking via "Die Hotelspezialisten".
Hotels are naturally our area of expertise; however, we have established a rich network of services providers associated with "event management" generally including photography, transportation and logistics and entertainment. Hence we can act as a single source for all of your event needs.
After 15 eventful years in the international hotel and tourism business Katherina Fleischer, a mother of three young children fascinated by the grand opening of a luxury hotel when she herself was but a small child, determined the time was right to start her own hotel booking service.
At the age of 24 and after completing her apprenticeship including a year spent in London in hotel management Katherina was offered a sales leadership role for an international hotel chain. Subsequently the opportunity to act as a regional manager for a major online and brand independent travel agency uniquely positioned Katherina to explore many hotels within central and eastern Europe. "Hotels are my profession, my hobby and my passion. I love to continually discover new venues and their possibilities. It doesn't have to be a 5-star hotel. Typically it is the small things and especially the people that make a stay extraordinary. With the foundation of 'Die Hotelspezialisten' my dream has come true. I enjoy discovering new hotels on behalf of my clients and provide them with professional advice."
Having grown up in the Taunus area of Germany, Janina Bodensohn has always been fascinated with hotels, airports and travelling from as long as she can remember. After her internship at Air Canada and at the Holiday Inn, she quickly developed a passion towards the international travel industry. During her apprenticeship as a hotel clerk at the Holiday Inn in Frankfurt, she worked for QGD Hotelmanagement. After successfully completing her training, she was assigned the position Head of Tours & Groups Coordinator by QGD. A year later, she was appointed acting director of tourism which included a portfolio of twentyone hotels. Various management positions in the sales department in well-known hotel chains followed, where she improved and developed her expertise of mapping customers and hotels. As a consultant with heart and know-how, Janina now enriches the "The hotel specialists" team. Our customers say that Janina immediately identifies the right solution to their request and always delivers the right product.
Franziska Jordan began her career in the hotel industry with an apprenticeship as a hotel manager at the Steigenberger hotel. The Steigenberger Hotel Group subsequently offered her a position in the sales department where she laid the foundation for her exceptional negotiation skills. This was only the starting of an exciting and eventful 10 years in the hotel industry. Highly motivated, she took advantage of the opportunity to organize small and large events for her up-market clients at the Maritim Hotel Berlin. Her expertise definitely shined through with the sale of the impressive event location PANORAMA37 on the 37th floor of the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz. This considerably expanded her know-how as she continued to successfully organize all sorts of events in a professional and astonishing manner. As a "hotel specialist", Franziska is highly excited to share and tailor her industry knowledge to your needs. She knows exactly what is important to you as an organizer and what is important to the hosting hotel and will support your bookings in the best possible way to make them a success.
Belinda discovered her interest in the international hotel and tourism industry very early on. Already at the age of 16, she started her hotel apprenticeship at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Cologne, after which she gained first working experiences in front office work. However, before too long she followed her desire to travel and moved to the beautiful Lake Garda in Italy, where she supported the reception and management of a privately run hotel. Having returned to Cologne and the Hyatt Regency Hotel to gain some experience in a larger hotel chain with many international guests, she was offered the opportunity to move into sales. During these three years in which Belinda successfully contributed to the hotel's overall success, she discovered her passion for Sales. During her time as Sales Manager, she was able to strengthen her understanding of what successful collaboration between clients and the hotel's event team looks like. Belinda is a very competent and delightful hotel specialist who will always handle your requirements with the utmost professionalism and care.
Loretta Gherasim was already active in the field of events during her school days and loved visiting hotels and entertaining guests at events. Hence she decided to study in the hotel sector and after gaining a lot of interesting experiences over her one-year stay abroad in New York, she decided to complete further education as an event manager. Loretta then moved to Berlin, where she deepened her knowledge in event -and sales management at various Hotels. These included, amongst others, the Sport & SPA Resort A-ROSA Scharmützelsee and the Berlin Sales Office (The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, Courtyard by Marriott & Berlin Marriott Hotel). Her knowledge of the industry and the skills she gained in Berlin were then strengthened during her time in Switzerland and expanded on when she returned back to Dusseldorf to work for an international event agency. As your hotel specialist, Loretta is really looking forward to supporting you wholeheartedly and with great empathy in your meeting requirements, thereby utilizing her solid experience of recent years. Her objective is to give you the best possible advice throughout and to help you find the best suited hotel for your event. Every event is unique and should be planned accordingly.
Natalie loves hotels. After successfully completing her university degree in Bournemouth, UK, with a focus on hospitality and event management, she moved to London with the aim of starting a career in hotels. Inspired by the energy of the big city, the sensational hotel market and the London "work hard - play hard" mentality, she got off to a flying start: first in banquet sales for Accor and Park Plaza hotels. However, due to her open-mindedness, her strong negotiating skills, and her firm belief in nurturing customer relationships, she soon moved into sales and account management for the Park Plaza Group and the Corinthia Hotel London. In 2012, she returned to Germany as Assistant Director of Sales for the Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg and, a few years later, became acquainted with the agency side as Account Director of a well-known, international event agency. Here she was able to significantly expand and deepen her knowledge of the industry as well as her network. Natalie can’t wait to support you in planning your next event with full commitment, integrity and skill. And always with a lot of fun, because she loves what she does.
Anika Kittler Anika developed a great interest in the hotel industry early on. During her school days she worked in her free time for the former Radisson Blu Schlosshotel Fleesensee. After graduating from high school, she studied tourism management with a focus on hotel management, business travel and destination management. Anika then moved to Berlin, where she first worked for a German hotel chain as a convention sales manager and was able to learn a lot about the processes and contracts of large events. With a lot of useful knowledge, she then switched to sales, where she worked her way up from sales manager to sales management at Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm in well-known chains such as Melia, Radisson and Accor. We are grateful for Anika's many years of experience, with which she not only has a good feel for the right hotel product, but also optimizes the contract content as much as possible for her customers.
Eileen originally wanted to study architecture. What has changed through traveling and staying in France for several months. She then studied business administration/tourism and spent a long time in Canada and Australia. She is not only addicted to the countries, but also to the languages French and English. Her major in marketing eventually led her to her first job, in the marketing/events department of radio station bigFM. She never completely let go of events, but the nature of events changed noticeably when she switched to project management at a publishing and event company with a focus on the energy industry. Since 2010, Eileen has initially designed and organized seminars and accompanied them throughout Germany and England. She later switched to major events and was the project manager in Berlin responsible for congresses with 1,600 participants and more than 50 exhibitors, including the BDEW Congress. Eileen knows the requirements for events from her own project work and supports you with dedication when it comes to finding new locations and hotels for your congresses and events.
Since January 2023, we have been happy to have the support of Nina Keller, who lives with her family on the outskirts of Cologne. Nina spent 15 years in senior positions in hotel sales at IHG, QGD hotel management and most recently Leonardo. With her negotiating skills and a lot of empathy, Nina has built up a broad network. Thanks to her last role as Sales Director for the Pharma and Healthcare segments, she is very familiar with the special requirements of this industry and the Pharma Code according to the FSA. The mother of two is a real "Kölsche girl" whose hobbies include carnival and horseback riding.
Claudia Bonnet comes from the heart of the Ruhr area and began her career as a travel agent at TUI in Essen. Parallel to the subsequent business administration studies, she remained active as a contact person for many well-known companies in the corporate travel service and was thus able to continue to live out her enthusiasm for hotels and travel. Claudia's path took her back to the Ruhr area via a short detour to Brazil, where she worked in Duisburg in a large steel group in planning, sales and project management. In recent years she has managed a department in controlling. However, she never let go of her passion for the "product hotel" and ultimately triumphed over a career in heavy industry, so that Claudia has been officially a “Hotelspezialist” again since mid-2023. She inspires customers with a combination of hotel industry expertise and her affinity for numbers and an economic mindset.
With Nina Breitbarth we were able to win another professional for our agency. Nina has been at home in the MICE industry since 2004 and has gained international professional experience in Australia and beautiful Switzerland, among other places. She also worked for well-known chains such as Kempinski and Steigenberger. Various career stages in event sales and distribution have brought her to a sustainable Scandinavian hotel chain, where Nina was able to develop further to Director of Sales & Convention Sales for Germany. She then took the opportunity to discover her passion for arranging event services in a leading position with a global event agency. For this reason she decided to join “Die Hotelspezialisten”. Nina brings with her a strong service mentality and extensive strategic background knowledge. In addition, thanks to her experience and further training, she can advise our customers on sustainable event purchasing.