The benchmark for luxury hospitality in Lithuania, Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius has carved out an enviable niche in this fast-developing destination. Here Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, takes a tour of the smallest property in the Kempinski portfolio
Richard Schestak has been appointed as the new managing director at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. His leadership experience embraces luxury mixed used developments, hotels and residences with Fairmont and Raffles.
Having worked in Germany, New York, Poland, Egypt, China, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Ruge brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position.
Kai Winkler has been appointed to the role of general manager with Fairmont the Palm in Dubai. Taking over leadership of the hotel, situated on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the German national is a seasoned hotelier and brings more than two decades of experience to the role.
Kempinski Hotels has announced Roberto Simone as the new general manager Villa Rosa Kempinski in Kenya. Described by the company as a well-rounded luxury hospitality professional, he will also take up leadership of the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski.
Christoph Strahm has been appointed as the new general manager at Kempinski Hotel Guiyang, China. A truly passionate Swiss hotelier, he joins this luxurious landmark hotel in the heart of the city Guiyang from Doha in Qatar, where he filled the role of the residence manager at Kempinski Residences & Suites.
Kempinski Hotels has appointed Michael Pracht to the role of chief financial officer and as member of the management board. As chief financial officer, Pracht will oversee the company’s finance and technical services on a corporate, regional and hotel level.
The new Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will open its doors to guests and exclusive clientele on the October 14th. The resort will be the second venture of Kempinski Hotels in this region and Dominica’s first-ever five-star resort.
Eike Clausen, hotel manager of the prominent Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea since March last year, has now been promoted to general manager at the leading luxury hotel at the shore of the Red Sea in the south of Jordan.
Inspired by the city’s beautiful natural surroundings and rich heritage, Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou is now open. Nestled along the southern end of the extraordinary Grand Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – lies the exclusive lifestyle destination that is Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou.
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre has unveiled its newly transformed 480 rooms and suites. The new offering includes a Western and Oriental Presidential Suite, a large executive lounge and a reimagined all-day dining outlet.