Richard Appelbaum joins the urban resort palace on its private island in the lagoon of Venice from Istanbul, where he held the position as chief executive officer Divan Group.
Kempinski has appointed Ron Cusiter to the position of vice president global sales. In this role, Cusiter will be responsible to lead and manage the global sales offices of the luxury brand in Europe, America, Asia and India.
Michael Sorgenfrey has been appointed as the new managing director at the five-star Hotel Adlon Kempinski. The change of leadership at the prestigious hotel by the Brandenburg Gate was confirmed by Martin Smura, chief executive of Kempinski Hotels.
Operated by Kempinski, the hotel has for over 65-years been one of the landmarks of the German capital and is centrally located on the Kurfürstendamm.
Russel Storey joins the luxurious resort hotel on the untouched island in the Caribbean from Egypt, where he held the position as general manager at Royal Maxim Palace, Cairo.
Coming from a successful hotelier family, Karim Tayach has been in the luxury hotel industry for more than 27 years and started his journey as a corporate management trainee at the Hyatt Regency Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
Improving the sustainability performance as well as achieving an eco-label accreditation for existing activities in this field will be core topics for Julia Massey.
Corinna Saur will undertake the human resources business partner role for the corporate office and will support the implementation of the company’s vision and strategy.
With balmy temperatures all year round and an array of festive offerings, guests are this year being invited to Estepona in Marbella for a Mediterranean Christmas.
The news comes at the end of a busy week for Kempinski, with the luxury hotel company also making senior appointments in development and human resources.
In her new role, Melissa Salibi will drive the Kempinski human resources agenda worldwide by overseeing the entire spectrum of human resources affairs with the support of the corporate human resources and training team.
Kempinski Hotels has appointed Christophe Piffaretti as chief development officer and member of the management board. He brings with him more than 25 years of luxury hotel, real estate and development experience in international markets.