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Hard to overlook

Hoteliers and experts present the "World of Hospitality" 2014

Berlin (February 14, 2014). The joint hospitality stand was launched at ITB 2012 as "hospitality X-PERTS Lounge". In 2013, its name changed to ITB "World of Hospitality", in 2014 the booth expanded by 39 sq.m. to 108 sq.m. in size. Its location in the hotel hall 9 remained unchanged. Aside HospitalityInside as the host, eleven well-known companies have registered as a co-exhibitor. The current names pass from A for Al Jazeera Media Network through to G for the Glion Institute of Higher Education and up to U for Unify (former Siemens Enterprise). The stand features companies from investment & consulting, education/training, media industries, information services, hotels, Travel/Mice business, as well IT & software, in particular from software development, travel technology, eCommerce, eMarketing and Social Media Solutions. Pay them a visit at hall 9/booth 109!

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AL JAZEERA Media Network: Al Jazeera was established in November 1996 as the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate.

With the creation of new channels and services, Al Jazeera established itself as an international media corporation and has become formally named Al Jazeera Media Network. The Network now consists of the following channels and services: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Mubasher, Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera Balkans, Al Jazeera Center for Studies and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center.

All of the subsidiaries of the Al Jazeera Media Network follow the same principles —values that inspire it to be challenging and bold. The Network provides a global audience with an alternative voice, putting the human being at the center of the news agenda, giving a voice to the voiceless, and bringing under-reported stories from across the world to light.

With more than 70 bureaus across the world, Al Jazeera Media Network is among the world’s most influential news corporations, striving to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains.

Contact: Nader Gerges, Commercial Distribution Manager /


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GLION: Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institute that offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes in Switzerland (Glion and Bulle campuses) and in the United Kingdom (London). Glion London is a branch campus with the same program structure and ethos as Glion

Switzerland. Also, Glion offers 100% online (MBA) programs and executive education.

Glion is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. ( through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and offers programmes in the fields of hospitality, tourism, events, sports and entertainment management. Glion Institute of Higher Education is ranked the second most prestigious hospitality school, according to a 2010 survey conducted by one of the world leaders in research and analysis, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS).

Contact: Anouk Tenten, Partnership Manager /


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HOSPITALITYINSIDE: is the initiator of the joint stand "World of Hospitality" at ITB Berlin. The Augsburg-based company publishes the online magazine addressing to the management of the international hotel industry and related industries in German and English language. Furthermore, the company connects executives of the industries during fairs, workshops, hotel conferences and own events by its grown information network.

Contact: Michael Willems, Managing Director /


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HR Group: is a privately owned company based in Berlin which focuses on ownerships and operation of hotel properties. Meanwhile the group has grown to twelve hotels in Germany. The portfolio ranges from a resort at the Baltic Coast to classic business hotels in metropolitan areas such as Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. The majority of our operations is positioned in cooperation with major franchisors such as Mercure (Mercure Munich Neuperlach South, Mercure Hotel Berlin City West, Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Airport, Mercure Hotel Eschborn East Mercure Hotel Bad Homburg/Friedrichsdorf, Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Schwieberdingen, Mercure Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen, Mercure Hotel Castle Neustadt Glewe) InterCity Hotels (InterCityHotel Schwerin) and Lindner Hotels & Resorts (Lindner Hotel & SPA Rügen). Smaller properties are operated as standalone individual hotels (Markgraf Hotel Leipzig). The Dormotel Hotel Europa in Halle (Saale) is about to undergo an extensive renovation and will then be positioned as a budget design hotel. Regardless of the brand and location our guests enjoy a high level of comfort and personal service in all our properties.

As HR Group takes the role of the owner within all projects, the company differs from conventional hotel companies. Especially on the capital-intensive hotel real estate market there are significant advantages if the hotel operation is aligned with the needs of the owner. Furthermore, operational processes will be streamlined. The property’s value increase is always in the foreground. Extensive market knowledge of the hotel real estate market as well as professional management structures build the base for the success of HR Group.

Contact: Katja Remus, Sales & Marketing /


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HSDS - Hospitality Software Development Services: The company creates web applications for some of the world’s leading hospitality players, from leading hotel brands, through OTAs, to leading application providers in the hospitality industry.

Recently founded in 2011 around a core team that has been working together for the last fifteen years, the company already has a proven track record and understands the hospitality industry, driven by a group of the finest professionals in the industry.

As a near-shore IT development & services provider HSDS builds complete solutions for some clients in full service, other clients "simply" want their own applications managed - so HSDS takes over support and maintenance for them.

With a team of 40 specialists the company scales up for projects where required with the exact required resources. So HSDS keeps its customers from paying for unnecessary overheads. The emphasis is on quality not quantity.

Clients can choose how they wish to work with HSDS: Have their own dedicated team, pay on time & material basis, or agree on a fixed project price – the client decides which is suitable for his own situation.

Contact: Adriaan Kleingeld, CEO /


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KOS: Objekttextilien International: As a specialist in realizing any kind of customized flame retardant articles the company KOS Contract Textiles has been well known since almost 20 years.

While working together with international interior architects, general contractors and interior decorators we have created a high confidence and we established ourselves as a reliable supplier in the textile Hospitality and Health Care market.

Plenty of excellent references are attesting our high experience and knowledge of the branch.

A fine selection of base-textiles meet the requirements for the most intended uses, as there are flame retardant sheers, decoration and blinding draperies (woven dimouts and coated blackouts), upholsteries, microfiber and artificial leather as well as shower curtain fabrics.

Our main focus is the knowledge of developing and producing customized fabrics by meeting all requirements the customer desires. As our most particular ability "we create textiles that comply with the customer’s option and fulfill all qualitative demands". Along with visual appearance and surface-feel we give special attention to quality characteristics such as flame retardant properties, abrasion resistance, light fastness and easy-care performances.

In a constant dialogue with our customers the requested features as material, production type (e. g. if woven or printed), design and color-scheme are worked out. Following these will be implemented "in textile”. This happens within a manageable time-frame and by meeting your budget - for sure!

Due to the cooperation with professional interior decoration and sewing-companies not only material sold by meter, but as well ready-made decoration and drapery can be delivered. So the customer gets all from a single source.

The full concentration to the international contract market since 1997 distinguishes the company KOS Contract textiles as a renowned specialist in supplying customized textiles of all kinds- even within short time-frames and in line with your budget.

Contact: Thomas Berndt, Managing Director /


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MACNETIX: It all started with a vision: When Peggy Bielke and Dirk truth in 2000 founded Macnetix, the two young entrepreneurs had one main goal: the development of intelligent software solutions. With the emphasis on intelligent. "Our programs should not only work, but are designed to support people in their labor surroundings," says Peggy Bielke. This project Macnetix could implement into practice.

During the ten-year history, the company grew steadily, increased the number of its employees and has expanded its business premises. In the field of new communication systems, it is undoubtedly one of the leading companies in Germany and within Europe. Several well-known companies such as Bacardi, Lufthansa Cargo and the Otto Group and known hotel chains such as Marriott, Moevenpick and Hilton are belonging to the buyers and customers of the Berlin products.

"Our customers appreciate especially our professional and flexible service," Bielke explains. All benefit from the good quality of Macnetix products. In addition to numerous software solutions that are tailored to the needs of its customers, Macnetix could bring its own standard applications on the market. "It is quite extraordinary that we develop individual software and distribute our own products - but that in fact makes us so unique," says CEO Dirk Wahrheit. The knowledge of the product range is an advantage in creating custom solutions. Conversely, the project experience helps in the optimization of its own systems.

The standard applications, however, are programs within the range of modern communications solutions. This claim is also in the name Macnetix (MArketing Communication NETwork Inter-eXchange). While editIT/ playIT is used as advertising and information system for digital signage, IPTV-HD, the multimedia television Macnetix, for in-room entertainment is at its best. Macnetix is taking care of the changing market and provides in times of Smart TV its own products. tailors multimedia smart TVs to individual requirements.

"We look back on a grown experience and will further develop our programs," explains CEO Wahrheit. In consequence it is not surprising that Macnetix is established both in the market for digital signage as well as in the field of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and is among the top ten in the industry. A success that has already been honored twice with the "Digital Signage Best Practice Award".

Contact: Dirk Wahrheit, CEO /

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MEDIA CARRIER: Media Carrier is specialized in the distribution of digital newspapers and magazines and is the most recent company established by Trunk Holding, one of Europe’s largest press-distributor.

Media Carrier has developed a digital library, which offers digital editions to download on any mobile device such as smartphones, tablets or laptop without any prior installation or registration of apps. According to the clients' requirements, Media Carrier buys digital editions of newspapers and magazines from publishing houses and composes individual portfolios using its own technical solution for distribution: the "Media Box".

This service is offered to the Travel and Hospitality Industry, such as hotels, airlines and lounges. Amongst others, passengers of airberlin, hotel guests of the Steigenberger chain and hotels of the brands InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hampton by Hilton, Jumeirah, Westin Grand, Radisson Blu, Dorint, Sofitel, Hyatt, Best Western, Ibis styles etc. are already enjoying the great benefits of the "Media Box".

The company is a subsidiary of the Trunk Group. Through Trunk Press Distribution, one of the leading press distributors in Germany, and the sister company News-Log which supplies airports, lounges and airlines in Europe and in the U.S. with print media for over 10 years; Media Carrier has access to a wide range of national and international publications, which adds to an attractive portfolio for all its clients and customers.

Contact: Philipp J. Jacke, Managing Director/Sandra Bardewyck, Key Account Manager /


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MEETINGMASTERS: assists companies in finding and booking MICE locations (hotels, event locations, conference halls) and other MICE services (catering, supporting programmes, transfer services) for events by means of web-based outsourcing and insourcing solutions using databases. There is an extensive guide on the internet to over 15,000 conference hotels worldwide, 2,000 event locations and conference halls as well as 1,700 other meeting and event suppliers. is the only supplier to prepare a cost calculation for interested parties in addition to providing details and images of suitable service providers, thus making the comparison of various offers easier. Moreover, the range of services includes a billing service, an online hotel reservation system for integration into the website of the planned event (moreHotel), web-based event and participant management (moreEvent), a web-based rate requesting tool (moreRates) as well as web-based solutions for purchasing conference hotel services and other event services by embedding the web tool into a company’s intranet. The MICE purchasing tool moreDirect can be used to search for all event services parallel, send RFPs and make bookings!
All our online modules have been developed in-house by our own highly qualified team of web designers and developers and can be adapted to the requirements of individual companies on request.

Contact: Christoph Schwind, Managing Owner /

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PUETTER GMBH: Puetter GmbH, located in Duisburg and Cologne, stands for qualified consulting and services in the sector of online marketing, mobile Websites and public relations.

The owner-managed company focuses on services in the arena of digital communications to maximize the online performance of hotels including a transparent reporting. The company provides services and solutions of mobile websites, search engine optimisation (SEO); search engine advertising (SEA); email marketing; website optimisation & care; public relations - online and offline; social media.

Todays Customers are companies such as TUI, Worldhotels, Accor, Starwood and IHG. The Puetter GmbH has been recently awarded from one of the leading hospitality magazines for providing excellent eCommerce services.

Contact: Michael Puetter, Managing Director /


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TREUGAST: Treugast Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH, founded 1985 in Munich, is a member of TREUGAST Solutions Group and belongs to the leading consulting companies in hospitality industry in Europe and North Africa. Years of experience and expertise of more than 30 Consultants and 600 employees worldwide in TREUGAST Unternehmensberatung, TREUGAST Hotellerie and TREUGAST International Institute provide decision-makers with the planning reliability, which is essential for the development and execution of projects within the tourism environment.

Its portfolio encompasses around 120 consulting projects per year, among others in fields like development of tourism destination, site surveys, feasibility studies, operational analyses, expertises, coaching & controlling as well as marketing & sales; since 1995 more than 130 self-operated hotels in terms of Pre-Opening-Management, Interim Management, Turn-Around-Management as well as Operational Asset Management; scientific activities of TREUGAST International Institute, among others publisher of several industry-relevant publications like Hotel Investment Ranking Germany and Austria, Hospitality Trends, Business Comparison Hospitality and Gastronomy as well as Hotel Location Attractions Index.

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences bestowed TREUGAST Solutions Group as the first consulting company worldwide with the Star Diamond Award. Furthermore, TREUGAST was distinguished by the German specialist publisher "AHGZ” with Special Award "Hotelier des Jahres 2011".

Contact: Prof. Stephan Gerhard, Founder and CEO /


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UNIFY: formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications – is one of the world’s largest communications software and services firms.

Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and dramatically improves business performance.

Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens, Unify builds on this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security to provide integrated communications solutions for 75% of the Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.

Contact: David Leonhard Steinbauer, Global Hospitality Services /


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