Who we are

The headquarters of DER Touristik Hotels & Resorts is located in Cologne. Under the direction of the managing director Christian Grage (CEO), Georg Schmickler (CEO) and Max-Peter Droll  (CFO), 30 employees work in five different areas.

We also have other employees working on location in the destinations who form the bridge between our headquarters in Cologne and the hotels. Click here for our complete organization chart - Feel free to take a look as well.

Georg Schmickler


CEO Hotel Division

In the Group Hotel Division, headed by Georg Schmickler, DER Touristik has been bundling all hotel activities across the Group since January 2021.


Christian Grage



Hospitality veteran with global operating & corporate leadership experience in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Corinthia Hotels and Hilton Worldwide. 



Max-Peter Droll


Chief Finance Officer

Finanzexperte  mit jahrelanger Erfahrung in touristischen Führungspositionen.


Angela Rittig


Head of Sales & Marketing

The "Rheinländerin" has an international background and brings with her many topics from the business development sector with a focus on sales and revenue experience...


Dirk Burneleit


Head of Hotel Development

Dirk Burneleit was the managing director of the German package holiday tour operator Anextour before he joined DER Touristik in August 2017. The qualified hotel specialist and graduate of Cornell University in the US...