Founder & Editor-in-chief
Maria Puetz-Willems has been an editor since 1982, since 1989 she has specialised
in the international hotel industry. Maria is the founder and editor in chief of
www.hospitalityInside.com, an online magazine for the international hotel
management launched in March 2005. Based in Augsburg, Germany the magazine
publishes pure editorial content (no advertisements) in two languages
(German/English) every Friday. Geographically, it focuses on continental Europe.
Before taking this step, Maria Puetz-Willems worked as a freelancer for 16 years.
From 1989 to 2005, she contributed to leading hotel trade, economic and lifestyle
media in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and UK. She also organizes conferences and
networking events such as the “Hospitality Day” at ITB (2006-2017) and the
“Hospitality Industry Dialogue” at Expo Real, a trade fair for commercial real estate in Munich (2008 to date). Since 2018, she and the HospitalityInside team have been organizing an exclusive annual event on the subject of digitization in the hotel
industry, the HospitalityInside Think Tank (HITT).
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