Duetto strengthens EMEA team with two senior appointments

Duetto strengthens EMEA team with two senior appointments

Michael Schäffner promoted and Matthias Heel brought in from Ruby Hotels

Hotel revenue strategy software developer Duetto has announced the promotion of Michael Schäffner to vice president of sales EMEA.

The firm has also brought in Matthias Heel as director of hospitality solutions EMEA from Ruby Hotels where he was group director of revenue and reservations.

Schäffner joined Duetto in March 2017 as director of sales for the DACH regionhaving worked for technology companies Serenata and Nor1.

Prior to Ruby Hotels Heel worked as director of revenue and central reservations for Victor’s Residenz. Both hotel companies are Duetto clients.

David Woolenberg, chief executive of Duetto, said: “In four short years, Michael has cemented Duetto’s position as a market-leading RMS in Europe.

“In his new role, we look forward to further growth and the ability to bring our solutions to a wider network of hotel and accommodation providers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“The EMEA region offers a wide and varied hospitality offering, from established big brands to new-breed innovators, boutique properties, and alternative accommodation providers.

“However, very often, these all have one thing in common – the lack of an integrated technology stack built to power them through the challenges the industry now faces.

“Michael, Matthias, and the rest of the EMEA team are all leaders in their fields of knowledge and are best placed to help bring hotels the smart and agile tools they need to best respond to the new market dynamics.”