Kempinski Hotels has announced that the long-anticipated Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai has now opened its doors to guests. Inspired by European palaces of the past, the building has been meticulously designed with neoclassical architecture at the forefront.
Ralph Radtke, general manager of the iconic Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, here sits down with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole to discuss the hotel, the hospitality market in Turkey and reflect on his legacy after 45 years at the top of the industry
Breaking Travel News catches up with Houssam Naddaf, director of sales and marketing at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski on The Peral in Doha, capital of Qatar, to find out what it brings to the Middle Eastern hospitality market.
As Çırağan Palace Kempinski Spa, managed by Sanitas, is honoured with the title of Turkey’s Best Hotel Spa, Abdurrahman Balta, chairman of Sanitas Spa & Wellness, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have claimed the prestigious trophy.
Recognised by voters at the World Travel Awards as China’s Leading Business Hotel, Cindy Zhang, director of communications for the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, tells Breaking Travel News how it feels to have won.
Mark Timbrell has been appointed as general manager of Kempinski Hotel Amman, located in the bustling area of Shmeisani, in the Jordanian capital.
Following a more than 20-year long career with brands such as Capella Hotels and Ritz Carlton, the hotelier re-joins Kempinski after his most recent assignment as general manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Marc Guenther, a German national, has been appointed general manager of Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan. He is now at the helm of the renowned hotel at the lowest point on Earth.
Kempinski has continued is expansion in the Caribbean with the upcoming Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica. Set to open in 2019, this luxurious island hideaway is surrounded by Cabrits National Park in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Elder first joined Kempinski in 2014 as vice president of sales and marketing for Kempinski in China, where she oversaw all arms of business development for this market.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Ralph Radtke, general manager and regional vice president, and Neslihan Şen, director of public relations at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in Athens, Greece.