Worldhotels Honours Gothia Towers CEO for Inspired Leadership

FRANKFURT, October 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Worldhotels has awarded Daniel Stenbäck, CEO and Managing Director of the Gothia Towers in Gothenburg, with its Leadership Award 2015. Geoff Andrew, Worldhotels COO, presented the award at this year's Leadership Conference in Chicago Illinois.

In his speech, Andrew praised Stenbäck's exemplary leadership style, which has been described by staff members as demanding, yet empowering to the individual employee. Stenbäck has proven be as results-oriented as he is invested in the process and values to get there.

As Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Gothenburgs Gothia Towers, Stenbäck heads up Europe's largest hotel and congress centre with 1.200 hotel rooms and suites, several popular restaurants and bars, and more than 40.000 square metres of space for conferences, congresses, parties, events, fairs and shows.

The Leadership Award was created by Worldhotels to honour the work of remarkable people whose extraordinary achievements as individuals as well as leaders have positively impacted the tourism industry. With the award, Worldhotels aspires to showcase leaders who inspire.

The award is traditionally presented at the Worldhotels International Leadership Conference, an annual event held by the hotel group for its General Managers and hotel owners.

Past recipients include Sir Rocco Forte, Johanna Frangano, Managing Director of the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, and most recently, Tan Sri Dato' Teo Chiang Hong, owner of the One World Hotel Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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About Worldhotels: 

- Worldhotels is a global brand that brings together some of the world's most unique
independent hotels. With the tagline "Where Discovery Starts" it targets savvy
business and leisure travellers that seek an authentic and local experience when
choosing a hotel. Worldhotels now offers 450 hotels in 250 destinations and 65
countries worldwide.
- With 45 years of excellence in the industry, the company's mission is to provide
access to 4 and 5 star hotels of character and distinction. Each hotel in the
Worldhotels portfolio has been carefully selected to ensure it meets the group's
strict quality standards. Each hotel is measured against over 1,000 quality criteria
every year.  
- Guests can also earn points with the group's own loyalty programme, Worldhotels
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Alternatively, they can collect miles for eligible stays thanks to an extensive list
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- Through a comprehensive range of services that includes global marketing, sales,
training, e-commerce and state-of-the-art distribution and technology, Worldhotels
backs independent hotels with the power of a global brand while allowing them to
retain their individual character and identity. In addition to its classic
"affiliation model", the group offers independent hotels a soft franchise branding
solution which is the perfect alternative to standard franchise contracts.   

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Elisabeth Huebner 



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