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David Etmenan is the Chief Executive Officer & Owner of the NOVUM Hospitality – one of the largest hotel groups in Germany. The family-managed NOVUM Hospitality looks after currently 165 hotels and more than 21,800 rooms at over 65 locations throughout Europe. Since 2004 the company is successfully expanding. When David is not devoting himself to the group’s expansion activities, he is a passionate race car driver.

My History

It became clear to David at an early stage that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a hotelier. In 2000, he joined the family company just before beginning his studies in business administration at the Nordakademie. His focus was on the development of a central administration. Today, as the CEO & Owner of the NOVUM Hospitality, he is responsible for the dynamically growing group‘s strategy, finance, sales and expansion.

01/2004 – now

Chief Executive Officer & Owner of the NOVUM Hospitality

Studies at Fachhochschule Nordakademie Elmshorn

My Skills

Hotel management, business management, real estate management, expansion management, sales and corporate strategy, hotel marketing, new business development, tourism, strategic planning, joint ventures, budget, revenue analysis, investment properties, financial analysis, customer service.

German (mother tongue) // Farsi (fluent) // English (fluent) // French (proficient) // Spanish (proficient)


Chief Executive Officer & Owner


The NOVUM Hospitality is an owner-operated holder of residential and hotel real estate, which was founded in 2007, and since has investments thoughout Germany. The focus is on the expansion of a high-yield real estate portfolio with a clear strategy on object appreciation. As end investors, we are always looking for an optimal return on equity in combination with the lowest possible risk.

The NOVUM Hospitality IT Department represents the in-house IT specialists of the NOVUM Hospitality, who create a professional and economical system infrastructure. The NOVUM Hospitality IT Department therefore obtains a profitable work environment in both the individual hotels and the company headquarters.

NOVUM Hospitality
An der Alster 63
D-20099 Hamburg

Hotels with character in the center of German cities, high-yield investment properties with potential for capital appreciation as well as the professional supervision of our own real estate portfolio, ensuring lean processes with our IT Department and a steady revenue growth – these are the four pillars of the NOVUM Hospitality.

NOVUM Hospitality Hotels is a family-run hotel group in Germany. The foundation was established in 1988 with the first hotels by Nader Etmenan in Hamburg. Following the handing over of management to his sons Mortesa and David, the acquisition of additional hotels in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg took place in 2004. Since then the company has been expanding nationwide under the lead of David Etmenan. The hotels are 3* to 4* with a central location, each with their individual character appealing to both tourists and business guests alike.

We invest and make our hotels strong for the future. The internal general contractor of the Novum Hospitality, covers with qualified employees a wide range of services around the topic of construction, redevelopment and renovation projects. Through the work of professionals with years of experience, all our objects profit from a significant increase of value.



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