ISLANDIA, NY—Christina Trauthwein has been named Editor-in-Chief of the ICD Hospitality Group, including Hotel Business and InspireDesign magazines and digital content platforms. The promotion became effective on July 26, 2018.
The move recognizes Trauthwein’s achievement in developing and directing the hospitality group’s editorial content and strategy; her dedicated leadership in building and managing the group’s editorial team; and her high-level collaboration with the group’s sales and marketing management in creating new editorial and content platforms, including the redevelopment of Hotel Business Design into InspireDesign.
“Christina brings the highest level of professionalism and creativity to our brands,” said Publisher Allen Rolleri. “More than that, she brings a positive energy and spirit that has helped define our group’s culture. Under Christina’s leadership, the editorial staff has never been more poised to take Hotel Business and InspireDesign into the future.”
“The Hotel Business brand is a trusted and respected name in this industry and is the go-to source for hospitality leaders and executives,” said Trauthwein. “I have a great team of editors who are in the field every day reporting on the news and happenings, attending events and conferences, and strengthening and creating solid relationships with our industry partners. I am excited to continue leading the Hospitality Group, with Allen, delivering products the industry needs across all platforms.”
Trauthwein added, “Furthermore, our new InspireDesign media brand—which was just recognized by Folio: as a finalist in both its Eddie (editorial) and Ozzie (creative) Awards for a newly launched publication—is quickly becoming part of the hospitality design scene, giving its audience of designers and architects a fresh approach to inspiration and innovation, concept to completion.”
Trauthwein joined the company in 2011 as Managing Editor of Hotel Business, and she was promoted to Editor of the Hospitality Group in 2013. Prior to joining ICD Publications, Trauthwein was Editor-in-Chief of K+BB magazine at Nielsen Business Media (now Emerald Expositions), as well as Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Lighting.