Marion-SchumacherWith the appointment of Marion Schumacher in the newly created position as Vice President PR and Communications, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts responds to the company’s strategic growth and increased global communication requirements. She will report directly to John Griffin, Senior Vice President Brand and Marketing.

Marion Schumacher joined from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where she held the role as Regional Director Public Relations for Europe. The German national is based in Zurich in the Corporate Centre of the international upscale hotel company. She will be responsible for the development of a globally integrated communication strategy with a focus on enhancing the company’s awareness in the European market.

Ms. Schumacher brings in a wealth of communication and hospitality experience in her new role. Recently, she accomplished an Executive Master diploma in Communication Management from the University in Lugano in Switzerland. Over the least 12 years Ms. Schumacher has held various positions with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, prior to her European role she worked as Area Director Public Relations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and Director Marketing and PR for The Ritz-Carlton Schlosshotel, Berlin. Other assignments have included positions with Schlosshotel Vier Jahreszeiten Berlin, Unternehmensgruppe Albeck & Zehden, Hotel Intercontinental Berlin and Bristol Hotel Kempinski Berlin.

“We are delighted to have Marion Schumacher on board for our next phase in creating dialogue with our customers. Her customer and relationship skills, across traditional, online and social media will be crucial in strengthening the overall awareness and reputation of our rapidly growing brand”, says John Griffin, Senior Vice President Brand and Marketing.