Mövenpick hires new president of Europe hotel division

Sabine Dorn-Aglagul, president Europe, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Photo credit: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts(Image: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts)

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has promoted Sabine Dorn-Aglagul to president of its Europe division, effective immediately.

Dorn-Aglagul will take over from Ola Ivarsson, who retired from his role as COO for Europe on June 30, 2018. She was originally the director of operations in Switzerland for Mövenpick, starting in April 2017.

Dorn-Aglagul will join Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ executive committee in her new role as president Europe, leading all reporting lines currently held by Ola Ivarsson. Ivarsson will continue his association with the hotel group through an ongoing advisory role.

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“We congratulate Sabine on her new role as president of our European operations,” Olivier Chavy, president & CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. said in a statement. “Europe has significant growth potential for our commercial business and we are confident in Sabine’s ability to help deliver strong results in this important market. I would also like to bid fond farewell to Ola, who has played a vital role in developing our European business to date and is admired and respected by the entire Mövenpick family.”

Dorn-Aglagul previously worked in hotel management for organizations, such as Hilton and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. She held a variety of multi-property and single-property roles in markets, including Turkey, Germany and Austria. Dorn-Aglagul lived and worked in Istanbul as area manager of Turkey for Starwood Hotels & Resorts prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. She is taking on this new role while in the final stages of completing an Executive MBA at IMD Business School in Lausanne. 

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts currently manages 18 properties in Europe. Three new hotels are set to open in Europe during 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, The Hague, the Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland. The company is seeking further development opportunities in Europe, with a focus on the hotel and serviced apartment sector.