FRIENDS OF DAS STUE

Claus Sendlinger

Claus Sendlinger, Founder & CEO of Design Hotels AG, is a guru in the world of travel and lifestyle hotel marketing. At the age of 23, he founded Coordinates GmbH, an incentives and events agency focused on the lifestyles market. This company laid the foundation for Design Hotels AG, for which he is founding CEO. With its beginnings as a marketing agency for hotels, Design Hotels AG has now expanded to incorporate a reservations system.

Today, Design Hotels(TM) represents and markets a hand-picked collection of more than 270 hotels in over 50 countries, offering creative surroundings to culturally rooted guests who appreciate thought-provoking design and architecture. Sendlinger leads the company with an Executive Management Team. In November 2012, Sendlinger was honored at the European Hotel Design Awards for outstanding contributions to the industry. In January 2013, Design Hotels AG received the Special Award from one of the top German hospitality publications, AHGZ.

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Jo Groebel

Jo Groebel, lives in Berlin-Mitte since 2000. He is the founding professor of the School for Digital Journalism at Sigmund Freud University Berlin, has worked at UCLA, Harvard, Columbia and Cambridge Universities, is a writer and international book author, commentator for TV (ARD, RTL, BBC and others) and host of his own talk show (GROEBEL ANDERS) on tv.berlin and VICE, among others. Jo Groebel was interviewed and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and many others and is also on the German 'GQ-Top 100 best dressed'-list.

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Emmanuel de Bayser

Emmanuel de Bayser is the co-owner of The Corner Berlin, a leading concept boutique which opened in 2006. The store is famous for its slick edit of the latest ready-to-wear fashions for men and women, with labels including Alaïa, Céline, Balenciaga and Lanvin. We asked him for his Top 10 favourites in Berlin...

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