Earlier this year, Katharin Lütje joined the sales team at Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel as a Junior Sales Manager. But Katharin isn’t new to the property. She actually worked in our Lobby Lounge before changing departments. I found this move very interesting and thought Katharin would make a great interview subject for the blog. Take a look at our conversation below!
How would you describe the difference between Bremen, where you come from, and Düsseldorf, your new home?
I appreciate that people in Düsseldorf are warmer and more welcoming. When I came to Düsseldorf I didn’t know anyone but I got to know new people very quickly. Furthermore, Düsseldorf offers great cultural opportunities. It is more fashion focused, which I really like.
Why did you decide to change departments and what are your goals as the new Junior Sales Manager?
The sales department offers new challenges and responsibilities that I really enjoy. Ultimately the career opportunities fit better with my gifting. Professionally my goals are to find creative ways to acquire new guests and customers. Personally I am conscious to remain true to myself and to never lose the joy in working.
What do you like most about doing your job?
My customers! It is great to respond to everyone individually.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My dream was to become a nurse to travel to Africa and do volunteer work for an aid organization.
How did you transition from nurse to the hotel business?
I realized that I can’t handle the sight of blood and had to find an alternative! However, the idea of working in the hotel business came as a surprise. I remember walking through the park in Bremen and suddenly seeing the Park Hotel Bremen in front of me. It was love at first sight and I knew I wanted to work there one day. And in fact, I have!
Do you see yourself working in the hotel industry long term?
I could not even imagine working in another business!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my friends and working out. I try to go to the gym regularly and go jogging when the weather allows it. At the moment I am training for the B2 run which is going to take place in Düsseldorf in June. I am going to compete alongside other members of the Breidenbacher Hof team.
What do you like most about the spring?
The blooming of the flowers! I also really like to enjoy the rays of sunlight along the Rhine promenade while drinking a refreshing spritzer.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know another member of the Capella Family! And please be sure to say hello to Kathrin Lütje the next time you visit Breidenbacher Hof!