Manfred Friedrich


Friedrich_Manfred_webWhen Manfred Friedrich founded Success Hotel Management GmbH in 1995 he was already well established in the hospitality industry as a hotel consultant.

After is training as hotel expert he followed his dream and left for sub-saharan Africa, where he gained his first management experience.

Back in Germany he first joined Steigenberger Consulting before he became Commercial Director for Hetzel Reisen GmbH & Co. KG wurde. 1993 he became self-employed and registered the “Manfred Friedrich Unternehmensberatung für Hotellerie und Touristik”, that became the Success Hotel Management GmbH in 1995.

A proven hospitality turnaround expert he successfully restructured almost 40 hotels all over Germany in only a few years. Correctly predicting a change in the German hotel market he began transforming his company around 2005 by moving away from restructuring hotels and towards a their long-term operation.

Based on his large network and excellent connections to most of the world’s leading hotel companies Manfred Friedrich left the operative matters and day to day business to his son Michael in 2014 and today puts his focus on acquiring new hotel projects to be developed and operated by Success Hotel Group.


  • Responsibilities

  • Hotel development
  • Company strategy
  • Hotel consulting