Clare Gates is the Group HR Director for MEININGER Hotels headquartered in Berlin, Germany. She has over 20 years international HR experience holding progressively senior HR positions in manufacturing, engineering & technology industries. Overseeing human capital strategies across global operations, Clare specialises in organisational & leadership development & organisational effectiveness. She has grown and managed teams globally; developing top talent, culture, and innovative practices across all levels.
Clare holds a MSc. International HR Management from the University of Liverpool, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a NED for PossAbilities, a social enterprise based in the North West.
MEININGER is a unique hotel product that combines the service and comfort of an international budget hotel with extra facilities, such as a guest kitchen and a games zone. The central location, high quality furnishings and fair prices appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. With the right dose of MEININGER humour and an enthusiastic team, MEININGER hotels with their guests from all over the world become a real home away from home.
The bedrooms range from traditional double rooms through private rooms with multiple beds right down to a bed in a dorm room. The hotels are tailored and adapted to the specific location and the market served by the hotel. The unique and flexible design of each hotel makes it possible to appeal to various target groups alike, such as school groups, families, individual travellers and corporate guests.
MEININGER currently operates 18 hybrid hotels in Europe, with a total of 8,269 beds in 12 European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, London, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.