Christoph Gellersen

Hotelfachplanung - Beratung - Projektentwicklung



After classical hotel apprenticeships as a waiter and chef in the Hotel VIER JAHRESZEITEN Hamburg and more than 15 years in different management positions in the hotel industry amongst others with HILTON International, Hotel VIER JAHRESZEITEN Hamburg, STEIGENBERGER Hotel Group and in Hotel Development Companies, Christoph Gellersen works as a self-employed hotel specialist planner and consultant since 1999.

His scope of business ranges from pure consulting, project-co-ordination,  coaching and advising specialised planners to integral project development together with the partners.

Also consulting in contract negotiations for operators and investors can be offered.

Christoph Gellersen is member of national and international Networks.


Scope of Services


analysis of locations, existing buildings or hotels for possible use and creation of most feasible concept for a hotel / realty - concepts for integration of additional benefits for the realty (services, boarding, shops, offices etc.)

new concepts for area-use and Floor-Plans with functional specifications as a basis for architects and interior designers or analysis of present situations with definition of necessary changes for optimized operation



definition of Hotel-Standards for Construction, Engineering, specifications for FF&E including Kitchen, IT & Communication as well as OS&E with Quality and Quantity

control and analysis of standards and specifications for contracts


Planning and Budgeting of Investment-Costs

definition and demarcation of investment-budgets (Demarcation List)

budgeting for FF&E (Fixture, Furniture & Equipment) - OS&E (Operating Supplies & Equipment) - IT - Kitchen

definition and demarcation of costs for Pre-Opening

on-going control of budgets and costs for a project


Technical Agreement

long-term consultancy from operators point of view - on-going control + optimization of planning's and concepts of architects and specialist-planners for all Hotel Areas such as Rooms, Food & Beverage Outlets, Public Areas, Wellness, Back of House with Kitchen, Storage, Receiving, Administration, Employees Area and Landscape

participation in final inspections of the Hotel and acceptance procedures with building contractors and review of draft inspection reports and certificates of acceptance


Consulting and Coaching

Due-Diligence-Analysis of existing Hotels - SWOT-Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities und Threats) for a project with action plan

neutral analysis and judgement of plans and concepts




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