Horst Schulze

Horst Schulze is the co-founder and former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, as well as the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group. Schulze is a legendary commercial executive and a global business tycoon. His creative and disruptive principles have altered the ideals of excellence, service, and competitive advantage throughout the corporate landscape, transcending industry divisions. When he co-founded the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, he was a visionary. Schulze established the Ritz-Carlton brand's global elite and world-famous corporate operations and service standards on his own in 1983.

The Ritz-Carlton, a multibillion-dollar international corporation, was twice granted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award under Schulze's able leadership--an unparalleled feat, as The Ritz-Carlton remains the only hotel company to ever earn the prestigious honor. Schulze launched The Capella Hotel Group in 2002, pushing the bar set by the Ritz-Carlton even higher Read More chevron_right