Daniel Roger Named Managing Director of Fattal Hotels Europe & UK; Yoram Biton Named Managing Director of Central Europe for Leonardo Hotels

Berlin, Germany. February 08, 2018 -

Leonardo Hotels, one of the leading hotel operators in Europe and Israel, with hotels in more than 170 locations, has strengthened and restructured its management team: Daniel Roger, previously known as the Managing Director of Leonardo Hotels Europe, was appointed the new Managing Director of Fattal Hotels Europe & UK with effect from 1st of January 2018. At the same time, Yoram Biton took over the position of the Managing Director of Central Europe. He was previously responsible for Leonardo Hotels in southern Germany, Switzerland and the UK as the clusters General Manager.

“Thanks to this new structure, our management team is best prepared for any future challenges that may arise. Leonardo Hotels, in Europe, has experienced a strong growth over the past several years. Notably, the takeover of 36 Jurys Inn Hotels, in the UK and Ireland, toward the end of 2017 gave our expansion efforts an enormous boost”, says David Fattal, owner of the Fattal Hotels Group, of which Leonardo Hotels is part of. “Daniel Roger, a hotel manager with decades of international experience, has now been given additional responsibility and will continue to lead our European Division. With Yoram Biton we were also able to give a highly experienced and charismatic leader, with a strong connection to Leonardo Hotels, responsibility for the important market in central Europe.”

Daniel Roger joined the Fattal Group in 2006 and has been head of Leonardo Hotels in Europe ever since. The European Division, of the group, grew from one hotel in Munich, Germany, in 2006, to more than 130 hotels in over 75 cities and all under his leadership. As Managing Director, of Fattal Hotels Europe & UK, he will particularly focus on integrating the Jurys Inn Hotels into the Leonardo Group. Roger can now look back on more than 40 years of professional experience within international hotel chains. He holds degrees in hotel management from the former hotel management school of D.Speiser, at the Tegernsee in Germany, and from the hotel management school in Leysin, Switzerland. Daniel Roger lives in Berlin, Germany, and London, UK, is married and has 2 children.

Yoram Biton has worked for Leonardo Hotels in various management positions since 2006. He first headed up the management team at Leonardo Hotel Munich City Center and the Leonardo Boutique Hotel Munich and was responsible for 2 openings in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. There were further takeovers during his leadership, including 2 hotels in Munich. After 2013 he was given responsibility for all Group Hotels in Munich and Nuremberg, Germany, and Zürich, Switzerland. Last year he was responsible for the takeover and integration of 5 Hotels in Portland, UK. Yoram Biton holds a degree in hotel management and business administration from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Tel Aviv. He lives in Munich, Germany, is married and has 3 children.

Apart from Daniel Roger and Yoram Biton, the rest of the management team at Leonardo Hotels Europe remains unchanged: Maher Nimer (Chief Financial Officer), Ron Baruch (Projects Manager Fattal Hotels Europe), Sandra Dreher (Vice President Sales & Marketing), Omar Jamil (Vice President Procurement), Jean Buche (Director of Revenue Management) and Anke Maas (Human Resources Director). 

About Leonardo Hotels

LEONARDO HOTELS is one of the leading and fastest-growing hotel chains in Europe. Launched on the European market in 2006, the company now boasts more than 130 hotels in more than 75 destinations in 15 European countries. Leonardo Hotels are hotels with a feel-good character. All hotels offer a regional character, a local influence, an incomparable design identity with an unique atmosphere and a special appeal, and a level of comfort ranging between 3-Star and 4-Star Superior (or similar level). In accordance with the company motto "Feeling good," the company and all its teams strive to achieve 100% satisfaction for every guest. A total of 5,500 employees contribute to the success of Leonardo Hotels. The umbrella brand Leonardo Hotels encompasses the brands Leonardo Hotels, Leonardo Royal Hotels, Leonardo Boutique Hotels and NYX Hotels. The Group operates hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. The hotels offer a total of over 25,000 rooms and more than 700 meeting rooms. The acquisition of the Irish Jurys Inn hotel chain in the UK and Ireland, in December 2017, extended the Group's portfolio by 36 hotels with approximately 8,000 rooms and 300 meeting rooms. This year the Leonardo Group wants to open up 10 hotels in several European countries; and a further 8 hotels in 2019. The company's European headquarters is located in Berlin. Leonardo Hotels is the European Division of the Israeli Fattal Hotel Group. The entire Group operates more than 170 hotels at over 90 destinations in Europe and Israel. Fattal Hotels is one of Israel's leading hotel operators and was founded by David Fattal in 1998, since when the Fattal Hotels brand has exemplified innovation and dynamic growth in the hotel industry. www.leonardo-hotels.com

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