We see sponsors as content partners, who like to support, develop or contribute to solutions or help us to drive forward new ideas in HITT. If you are interested in sponsoring the HospitalityInside Thank Tank, please contact us.

HITT 2023 Gold Sponsor



“Hospitality has changed, and not just in the last few months. Guests today expect a comprehensive package that goes beyond our hotel walls. This includes that they can fully identify with the values of a company. Sustainability, new ways of digitization, and the further development of our guest experience are therefore central topics for Accor.

The Hospitality Inside Think Tank addresses precisely these areas and offers an open exchange from which the whole industry benefits. We are therefore very proud to be on board as an official sponsor again.”

About Accor

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more.

Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences.

Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France. https://group.accor.com/en

HITT 2023 Silver Sponsor




“The sustainable operation of our hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as our hotels and golf courses on Mallorca is very high on the list of priorities at Arabella Hospitality SE. We do have a responsibility towards our guests, employees, customers and partners to handle our resources in a sustainable way.

And therefore we very much value the fact that the HITT offers us a platform to engage in an open and interdisciplinary discourse with investors, operators and industry-related partners around ESG. We are convinced that a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility strengthens our industry as a whole. For this reason, we joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance last year to take an active role there too.”

About Arabella Hospitality

As the central holding company for the Hotels division, Arabella Hospitality assumes responsibility for the 15 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and on the Balearic island of Mallorca, nine of them are owned by the Schörghuber Group. The existing hotel portfolio is managed by Marriott International. The hotels are operated under the renowned brand names St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Autograph Collection. The hotel portfolio is supplemented by two Arabella hotels and by Arabella Golf. Arabella Hospitality is part of the Schörghuber Group, which in addition to the Hotels division operates three other business divisions, Construction & Real Estate, Beverages and Seafood. www.arabella.com/en

HITT 2023 Bronze Sponsors




“Sustainability criteria are increasingly seen by ESG as an entrepreneurial duty and not just as a freestyle.

An ESG strategy with clear objectives ensures long-term value creation for all stakeholders in the hospitality industry.

It is important for owners and operators to define a comprehensive sustainability strategy with specific ecological, economic and social standards at both company and hotel level.”


Drees & Sommer is a leading innovative European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, which has supported private and public clients and investors for over 50 years in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure – both analog and digital. The result is cost-effective
and sustainable buildings, profitable real estate portfolios, people-oriented working environments, and visionary mobility concepts. The company’s over 4,500 employees in 51 locations around the world work in interdisciplinary teams to provide support for clients from a wide variety of
sectors. All the services provided by the partner-run company take into consideration both economic and ecological concerns. Drees & Sommer calls this holistic approach ‘the blue way’. The Drees & Sommer Hospitality expert team operates with a national focus and international reach in the fast-moving hotel market and supports hotel projects in all phases of project development.

Beeing involved in various hotel and touristic developments projects troughout the world, we experience the inustry facing continues changes, increasing stakeholder demands and technical transformation. We strongly believe that successful business models in this industry have to
consider smart concepts, connected buildings and have to be integrated in a smart and sustainable community. The benefits of applying digital technologies will be esssential and provide value not only to the customer journey but also for the hotel teams at all levels, the owener and the
local community and will stimulate the efficiancy of a hotel. With this in mind, we are eager to lead, support and follow our clients on their journey and to guide industry stakeholders in developing sustainable and connected concepts. www.dreso.com/de/en/sectors/hospitality




“As a salesperson in the hospitality industry, it is particularly important to me to promote the responsible and sustainable use of resources.

Digitalisation is playing an increasingly important role here, as it enables us to make processes more efficient, conserve resources and increase customer satisfaction at the same time.

We are convinced that sustainability and digitalisation are no longer options in the hospitality industry, but must be essential components of our day-to-day doing in order to be successful in the long term.”


Häfele is an internationally organized corporate group with headquarters in Nagold, Germany. The family owned and operated business was founded in 1923 and today serves the furniture industry, architects, planners, joiners/cabinet makers as well as dealers in over 150 countries around the world with furniture fittings and architectural hardware, electronic access control systems and LED light. Häfele develops and produces in Germany and Hungary. In the 2021 financial year the Häfele Group achieved exports of 79% with 8000 employees in 38 subsidiaries and numerous additional dealerships around the world and revenue of over 1.7 billion Euros.

Project Business

The comprehensive 360° comprehensive project solutions and product-independent advice make Häfele a popular partner in construction projects. Häfele supports architects, builders, operators, specialist planners, general contractors and fabricators with its expertise and wide range of products in all aspects of doors and furniture, from initial planning, through tendering and execution, right up to ongoing operation. Everything from a single source and the same specialist contacts throughout. www.haefele.de/de/

HITT 2022 Partners

EXPO REAL is Europe’s largest trade show for property and investment and a central hub for market players from all around the world. Besides focusing on digitalization and associated innovation, the trade fair covers both the different real estate segments – office, retail, hotel, logistics and residential – and the entire life cycle of buildings – from project development and investment to finance, marketing and operation.

The next edition will take place from October 4 to 6, 2023. https://exporeal.net/en/

HOTELSCHOOL THE HAGUE was founded in 1929, making it one of the oldest independent hotel schools in the world. Since 1929, Hotelschool The Hague has been renowned for its education and innovative research and is ranked among the Top 5 Hospitality Management Schools in the World.

It offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management and a 13-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospitality Management. In September, a new master programme will be launched, Master in Leading Hotel Innovation (MA), focussing on digital and circular transformation within the industry.

You are welcome in the school’s hotels & restaurants in The Hague and Amsterdam to experience their passion for hospitality. www.hotelschool.nl/