Prior to this appointment in Egypt, Thomas was Area Manager Poland & General Manager based at the Sheraton Warsaw Hotel in Poland, a position he has held since April 2007.
Thomas stepped to Poland from Austria bringing his extensive experience in the hospitality industry, where he was General Manager for two of Starwood iconic heritage hotels in Vienna; Hotel Imperial and Hotel Bristol – Luxury Collection hotels.
A German citizen with 3 years hotels aprentiship & over 25 years of remarkable experience in the hospitality industry, Thomas took on his first role with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in April 1990 as Food & Beverage Coordinator at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in the U.K, then filled various positions in Germany, U.K., Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Republic of Georgia, Austria and Poland.
Thomas will embark another journey in his new role as an Area Manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Egypt where Starwood is currently operating 10 hotels under the company’s Sheraton (7 Hotels) and Le Méridien (3 Hotels) brands – representing the largest portfolio for Starwood of any African country “Egypt is located at the nexus of the rapidly growing Africa/Middle East region” says Thomas Schoen “ & The company has two more hotels in the pipeline, including Le Méridien Cairo Airport (Sep 2013) and The St. Regis Cairo (2014) which help make Egypt one of the most strategic markets in the Starwood global portfolio”
2013, will see the opening of Le Méridien Cairo Airport to entrench Starwood’s presence in the capital. The hotel is targeted primarily towards the business travellers and will be on an area of 23,500 Sq meters. Located in front of the arrival passenger terminal 3, le Méridien Cairo airport is attached to the airport building through an inter connecting bridge and consists of 330 rooms, 19 suites, 3 major restaurants, banqueting, conferences and meeting rooms, in addition to swimming pools, green areas, health club and ample parking.
2013 will also see the re launch of The iconic Sheraton Cairo, which is undergoing a total revamp and is set to open with 656 fully refurbished room. The renovation, which began in 2010, is considered one of the most comprehensive projects including fully renovated guests rooms and suites, 9 renovated restaurants and bars, a new façade, fully equipped business centre, new ballrooms and health club. All public areas will continue however to reflect the historical standing of the hotel as one of the city’s landmarks since its opening in 1970.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com .