Carlson Hotels’ CEO, David Berg, has left the organisation and has been replaced by former NH Hotel Group boss Federico González Tejera.
Newly-appointed director of the Carlson Hotels Board, Charles Mobus, praised Berg for his leadership and performance.
“David Berg led Carlson Hotels through a successful period of global portfolio growth while at the same time increasing profitability, improving competitiveness and delivering substantial gains in guest satisfaction,” Mobus said.
“Our confidence in the future potential of Carlson Hotels is due in no small part to his efforts. Federico has an established track record and long-held experience in the hospitality industry, and we are confident in his ability to build upon this strong foundation.”
Carlson Hotels Board was 100% acquired by China’s HNA Group last year while HNA Group is NH Hotels’ largest single shareholder with 29.5% of the company.
Tejera was most recently the CEO of NH Hotel Group and says he is looking forward to the new role leading Carlson Hotels.
“Carlson Hotels is a respected leader in the global hospitality industry and has a portfolio of world-class brands,” he said.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this great business and continue to drive global growth.
“I look forward to working with David to ensure a smooth transition, and to joining the talented team he has cultivated over the past three years,” he said.