Claus Sendlinger is CEO & President of Design Hotels AG (Börse München: LBA), a publicly traded hospitality services company representing a network of more than 170 independently owned hotels in 40 countries. The firm maintains offices in London, Barcelona, New York City, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Perth in addition to its headquarters in Berlin.
Born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1963, Sendlinger began his career in event planning and PR for hotels and clubs. In 1987 he founded CO-ORDINATES GmbH, an incentives and events agency. This formed the basis for the foundation of lebensart global networks AG as a marketing and technology provider for the hospitality industry based in Germany.
In 2002, Condé Nast Traveler named Sendlinger in their Top 50 list of world tourism experts, in the category of most creative and innovative international tourism entrepreneurs.
- “Is travel really the enemy?” by Claire Wrathall, Financial Times, 14 September 2007“Claus Sendlinger: Trendspotting” by Ruth Elkins, The Independent UK, 20 August 2005
- “Fast Talk: Claus Sendlinger” by Hillary Geronemus, Travel + Leisure, January 2004
- “Audio Interview With Claus Sendlinger, CEO of Lebensart Global Networks - Sharing His Views On Lifestyle Hospitality And The L-Community”, Hospitalitynet.org, 29 May 2002