Claes has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Sweden and the Nordics. He has a wide experience in management in the hotel industry having management positions within leading hospitality chains in Sweden such as Hilton, Sheraton, Sara Hotels, Trusthouse Forte Hotels, SAS Catering & Hotels. Furthermore, he has worked as Business Area Manager for Securum Hotel & Tourism, Pandox and regional director of Sweden for Radisson SAS.
Claes previously worked as a Senior Advisor in the property development and asset management for Pandox. He owned and managed Villa Källhagen and Melody Hotel. In Rezidor he worked as vice president business developments Nordics & the Baltics
Claes is a graduate from the prestigious hotel management school Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland