Kempinski-operated Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi has appointed Holger Schroth to the position of general manager with immediate effect.
Schroth will be replacing Bugra Berberoglu, who in turn will be leaving to take up his new role as deputy vice president of Kempinski for the Middle East, Africa & Asia, based in Dubai.
In his leaving speech Berberoglu said he was satisfied with what he has achieved over the past two years, adding that Emirates Palace is now one of the most important and “profitable” hotels managed by Kempinski worldwide.
“The last two years were the most important and vital years in my career given the high status enjoyed by Emirates Palace worldwide,” he said, adding that he would continue to work with Emirates Palace through his new position.
Schroth said: “I am proud to be here in Abu Dhabi, particularly at this important and majestic place which presents Abu Dhabi as a major tourism destination.”
He said he would work to achieve the best results as a general manager of the hotel and to upgrade services in order to “satisfy all guests.”
Present at the handover reception were Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, director of the government liaison office at general secretariat in the executive council, who is a member of the Emirates Palace Board of directors, Alaa Eraiqat, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and a number of Kempinski representatives and other officials, diplomats, hotel executives, travel agents and media representatives.
Emirates Palace is considered Abu Dhabi’s Leading Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards.