Oetker Collection introduces new Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications
Oetker Collection has announced that Mr. Simon Neggers will join its executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications as of 7 September 2020. In his new role, Mr. Neggers will be based in the Parisian office and will oversee the global strategy for Oetker Collection’s exclusive portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels and Estates.
Dr. Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection, commented: “We are really excited to welcome Simon Neggers to the senior leadership team of Oetker Collection. Simon has a very strong background in luxury communications, public relations and marketing, and has built a strong track record at some of the most respected companies of our industry. We got to know Simon as an extremely positive person and a very dynamic and creative leader who strives for excellence and performance. He will for sure be a great partner and mentor for our talented teams in Paris and around the world.”
Mr. Neggers has over 15 years of experience in luxury hotel communications and brand marketing, most recently serving as Global Vice President of Communications and Portfolio Marketing for the Luxury Brands Group at Marriott International, based in New York. He was appointed to this role in 2016 to help shape the combined group’s strategic luxury vision, positioning, narrative, marketing and communications. Additionally, he directed the global public relations strategy for the group’s luxury hotel brands including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, EDITION, The Luxury Collection and Bulgari Hotels.
In 2012, Mr Neggers was recruited to join Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York, where he rose to the role of Director of Global Communications for St. Regis, W Hotels and The Luxury Collection. From 2008 to 2012, he was Group Public Relations Manager at Maybourne Hotel Group, the parent company of Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley in London, UK. He began his career in public relations at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York.