The group has announced the appointment of Philipp Weghmann to Executive Vice President of Europe, effective immediately.
"Over the past eight years, Philipp has been a key contributor to several of our major success stories, all of which have greatly impacted the company's continued development," states Lindsey Ueberroth, President & CEO of Preferred Hotel Group, "His strong leadership skills, tenacity, and reputation for astute business practice will be instrumental to maintaining our growth trajectory in Europe."
Prior to this promotion, Weghmann held one of the company's top ranking regional positions as Area Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Miami. Throughout his 14-year career in the hospitality industry, Weghmann has established an exemplary record for guiding independent hotel owners and operators as they pursue their sales, marketing, and development goals. Weghmann joined Preferred Hotel Group in 2006 as Regional Director for the Iberian Peninsula & Mediterranean, and in less than five years in that position, he increased the region's membership from seven to 57 members. Previously, he spent two years with HOTUSA Hotels, where he managed the group's international business development in North America, Europe, and North Africa. After graduating from Hotel Management School The Hague in the Netherlands, Weghmann began his hospitality career in Cape Town, South Africa where he spent four years learning all facets of the industry working with The Table Bay Hotel, Horwath Tourism & Leisure Consulting, and Wine Concepts.
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