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These are the sponsors of the last HospitalityInside Think Tank, which took place in Berlin in June 2022. The sponsors of HITT 2023 will be announced at a later date…

HITT 2022 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.

HITT 2022 Bronze Sponsors





“The sustainable operation of our hotels in Germany 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 this year to take an active role there too.”

About Arabella Hospitality SE

As the central holding company for the Hotels division, Arabella Hospitality assumes responsibility for the 15 hotels in Germany, Switzerland and on the Balearic island of Mallorca, seven of them are owned by the Schörghuber Corporate 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 Corporate Group, which in addition to the Hotels division operates three other business divisions, Construction & Real Estate, Beverages and Seafood. www.arabella.com.





“Understanding sustainability, as well as other topics of ESG, have become an essential competence in the real estate development business and are therefore essential for us as manufactures (too).

Discussing with all involved stakeholders the different needs and expectations of this topic in an open and constructive way, in order to achieve this common goal is a unique opportunity offered by the HITT.

This will provides us with the relevant insights necessary to deliver sustainable advantages throughout the value chain.”

About Bette

The company Bette has been producing premium architectural bathroom components from all-natural glazed titanium steel since 1952. The family company has its production site and headquarters in Delbrück, Germany, is present in over 30 countries and sells its products all over the world.

Bette products are one-of-a-kind, with a broad range of colours and dimensions to create an inspiring space in every bathroom design. The material is ultra-thin, which results in bathroom products that are light yet extraordinarily durable.

Products are available in both gloss and matt finishes, with the opportunity to colour-match ceramic items, such as tiles. It is also possible to create customised solutions to fit a space perfectly. The glossy surface of BetteGlaze® is harder than marble, plastic or epoxy-granite, but non-porous and resistant to abrasion and UV rays. Premium quality that Bette guarantees for 30 years.

Overall, Bette has a product range of over 600 models, a great variety of over 400 colours and more than 25,000,000 possible variants.

Bette’s own fleet of vehicles ensures short delivery times of around 3-4 weeks in Central Europe. For countries outside of Europe these may differ slightly.





“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.”


At Drees & Sommer we are involved in various hotel and touristic development projects throughout the world and we experience the industry facing continues change, increasing stakeholder demands and technical transformation.

We strongly believe, that successful business models in this industry have to consider smart concepts, connected buildings and be integrated in a smart and sustainable community. The benefits of applying digital technologies will be essential and provide value not only to the customer journey but also for the hotel teams at all levels, the owner and the local community and will stimulate the efficiency 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.





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, 2022.




“No matter what industry you speak with, ESG is becoming one of the top priorities for institutional investors, operators, real estate developers, and not to forget employees.

During the current period, especially (past-)covid, the impact on sustainability needs to be managed by organisations from all sides.

LHC International focuses on the “S“ – Social – and on support, and therefore on a different angle of the ESG supply chain. We support firms in their HR/branding/hiring strategies in probably the toughest ‘War for Talent’ market in history.”

About LHC International

LHC International is a recruitment consulting firm specialized in the field of Hospitality, Real Estate, Finance, IT, Sales & Marketing and Office & Management. We are based in Berlin (EMEA) and Bangkok (APAC), and our teams operate on a global level, recruiting and placing middle and upper management vacancies for our clients.

Our focus is on delivering the highest quality service by always prioritizing the needs and satisfaction of our clients and candidates. With a strong network and through our dynamic, personal, and efficient approach in working with global candidates and clients, we have truly embraced the spirit of “Connecting Leaders”.

We do not simply provide CVs. We connect personalities.

HITT 2022 Partners

UNIPER is a leading international energy company, has around 11,500 employees, and operates in more than 40 countries. The company plans for its power generation business in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035. Uniper’s roughly 33 GW of installed generation capacity make it one of the world‘s largest electricity producers. The company’s core activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading and a broad gas portfolio, which makes Uniper one of Europe’s leading gas companies. In addition, Uniper is a reliable partner for communities, municipal utilities, and industrial enterprises for planning and implementing innovative, lower-carbon solutions on their decarbonization journey. Uniper is a hydrogen pioneer, is active worldwide along the entire hydrogen value chain, and is conducting projects to make hydrogen a mainstay of the energy supply.

The company is based in Düsseldorf and is one of Germany’s largest publicly listed energy supply companies. Together with its main shareholder Fortum, Uniper is also Europe’s third-largest producer of zero-carbon energy.

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.

The sponsors of the past years can be found in the corresponding PDF:


HITT Sponsors 2021 (PDF)

HITT Sponsors 2020 (PDF)

HITT Sponsors 2019 (PDF)

HITT Sponsors 2018 (PDF)