Belgium - Michel Cottray
Member of the Conseil Magistral, Bailli Délégué Honoraire (France)
Deutsche Hospitality names its Managers of the Year
" Michel has been responsible for Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels since October 2017 "

Michel Cottray, General Manager of Steigenberger Wiltcher’s in Brussels, has been honoured for his special achievements in 2019 by Deutsche Hospitality, parent company of Steigenberger Hotels. Together with Marjolein Bruschke, General Manager (a.k.a. the Band Leader) of Jaz in the City in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Michel was chosen as Deutsche Hospitality’s “General Manager of the Year”.
Thomas Willms, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality, said, “Marjolein and Michel did an extraordinary job in 2019. In an exemplary manner, they embody the values of our international, dynamic brand family: passion, perfection, caring, tradition and vision. We are delighted that they are part of Deutsche Hospitality and are pleased to honour their achievements with this award.”

Michel has been responsible for Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels since October 2017. Since then he has given the traditional hotel a new impetus improving its performance and achieving a new level of service. In addition, he and his team have set creative accents with the new Steigenberger Cocktail Competition and successfully completed the renovation of the hotel as part of the Evolution Steigenberger. The luxury hotel, located in the heart of Brussels, has been shining in new splendour since September 2019 and under Michel’s management has once again become the city's “place to be” where Brussels’ most prestigious events take place.

Deutsche Hospitality
The portfolio of Deutsche Hospitality currently includes almost 150 hotels on three continents, 30 of which are in the pipeline. It brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella:

- Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences

- MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”

- Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene

- IntercityHotel offers more than 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports

- Zleep Hotels is a well-known and successful hotel brand in Scandinavia which offers service and design at great value for money

Ed. With many thanks to Sven Hirschler at the Deutsche Hospitality Press Office for making the above information available


1. Michel & Heike Cottray
2. Michel Cottray (c) Deutsche Hospitality
3. Steigenberger Wiltcher's (c) Steigenberger Hotels