Sabine Dorn-Aglagul. Sabine Dorn-Aglagul.

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

Having joined Mövenpick in April 2017 as director of operations, Switzerland, Dorn-Aglagul takes the helm from Ola Ivarsson, who will retire from his role as chief operating officer for Europe on June 30, 2018.

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

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“We congratulate Sabine on her new role as president of our European operations,” commented Olivier Chavy, president & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “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 has extensive experience working in hotel management for organisations such as Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, employed in a variety of multi-property and single-property roles in markets including Turkey, Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Dorn-Aglagul lived and worked in Istanbul, as area manager Turkey for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Dorn-Aglagul is in the final stages of completing an Executive MBA at the prestigious IMD Business School in Lausanne.

As president Europe, Dorn-Aglagul will join Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Executive Committee, taking over all reporting lines currently held by Ola Ivarsson, who will continue his long association with the firm in an ongoing advisory role.