Renz’s appointment forms part of the group’s aim to strengthen its corporate functions and drive business in order to further expand its portfolio.
Before joining the Corinthia team, he held previous senior management roles at The Walt Disney Company, Kempinski Hotel and Starwood Hotels in Europe and America.
The appointment of Renz is part of an expansion phase for Corinthia Hotels which is set to open several new hotels including landmark developments in Dubai, Bucharest, Brussels, Rome and Moscow.
Renz said: “I am pleased to be joining Corinthia Hotels at such a key time in its growth. As the company enters new markets it is essential that we strengthen the commercial focus and I am very much looking forward to leading the team on this front.”
Simon Naudi, chief executive of Corinthia Hotels added: “We are delighted to welcome Christian as chief commercial officer.
“I am confident that his extensive experience will further our results at this particularly exciting time for Corinthia Hotels.”