The German born, Swiss educated sales and marketing expert, Christina Bartz, leaves Asia after 16 years to join the management team of Inwood Hotels in Paris, France. Ms. Bartz will launch the sales and marketing program for the two newly constructed, 4-star full service boutique Inwood Hotels in Paris, H™tel Le Walt and H™tel Le Marquis.
Inwood Hotels Paris is a newly formed small hotel group and is managed and co-owned by Georges A. Chauve and the Hall Financial Group of Dallas, Texas.
Along with her professionalism, Bartz brings to both the Hotel Le Walt and the Hotel Le Marquis a great wealth of international experience and marketing knowledge.
Christina’s previous positions include Director of Sales and Marketing at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. The Mandarin Oriental later appointed Christina to take part in the Rafael Hotel Group Due Diligence program in Europe in order to evaluate the Sales & Marketing activities prior to Mandarin Oriental purchasing the Rafael Hotel Group. The group was acquired by Mandarin Oriental in 2000.
As corporate Director of Marketing for the Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, Christina Bartz was in charge of the sales and marketing functions for the 3 Hong Kong properties, with a total of 1500 rooms..
Christina was part of the initial management team of Allson International Hotels & Resorts. As Group Director of Sales & Marketing, she successfully assisted in establishing this new hotel company and in ensuring the proper branding and developments for this new hotel group with a portfolio of 11 hotel properties in the South East Asia region.
It was in Germany with Ramada International, now a division of the Marriott Hotel Group, that Christina originally began her career in hotel hospitality.
In 1987, Christina was transferred to the Ramada International Asian Headquarters in Hong Kong. It was during the pre-opening of the Hong Kong Renaissance Hotel that Mr. Georges Chauve, first worked with Christina.
“Mr. Chauve was opening the flag ship property in Asia for Ramada International and he worked very closely with us in the regional sales and marketing office to make certain that the launching of the property was done well. I quite enjoyed the professionalism of Mr. Chauve”, commented Christina.
“It is exciting to be back to Europe, especially to Paris, which is such an international and inspirational city, and in looking after two intimate boutique-style hotels in top locations” says Christina, “This is a very different experience, when compared with the past, working for major hotel chains with large room assignments.
Continuing, “The hotels in Paris are owned by Inwood Hotels, a newly formed company. The hotel developments are very exclusive and deserve to be known and talked about around the world by discerning travellers and travel intermediaries. The owners of Inwood Hotels and I have known each other for more than 15 years, professionally and on a private, personal level and it is such a pleasure to be reunited again”, says Christina.
Inwood Hotels are comprised of two newly built 4 star boutique hotel properties located in central Paris, both steps away from the Eiffel Tower.