Helmut Knipp, CHA
Senior Vice President – Hotel and Golf Resort Development and Operations

Hotel and Resort Experience:  Helmut Knipp brings to GRDI’s clients and partners a strong international background in development, operations, sales and marketing, food and beverage and finance, with special emphasis on turnaround situations.  Mr. Knipp’s hospitality management experience began with hotel General Manager positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marriot Corporation.  Mr. Knipp’s experience broadened over the past 50 years with senior corporate executive positions involving operations and development responsibilities with Lincoln Hotels, Peabody Hotel Group, Ramada Renaissance - North America, CCA International (Hong Kong with operations in 14 Countries) as Managing Director and most recently Langham Hotels International (Hong Kong) as Senior Vice President – Development Worldwide.

Global Reach:  After completing his hotel studies in Germany, Helmut Knipp’s hotel and resort professional experience extended to North America, East Asia and the Middle East and includes the planning and operation of commercial hotels, city clubs, destination resorts and golf clubs.

Professional and Educational Credentials:

  • Kaufmännische Bildungsanstalten der Stadt Bonn, Industrie und Handelskammer - Diploma - Hotelkaufmann
  • American Hotel and Motel Association - CHA
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York - Summer Coursework

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Alfalfa Club, Washington, D.C.
  • American Hotel and Motel Association
    • Former Chairman-Travel and Related Industry Committee
    • Former Chairman-Marketing Committee
    • Former Chairman-International Travel Committee
    • Former Director-Texas AH&MA
  • SKAL Club
  • Confrérie de la Chaine des Rôtisseurs


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