Kempinski Bahrain gears up for Sept opening
Manama, August 2, 2011
A team of more than 80 hospitality industry professionals have joined the pre-opening crew for Kempinski Hotel Bahrain City Centre now in the final stages of preparation for a September opening.
Employees have been flown in from within the Kempinski family worldwide which makes it the highest number of Kempinski internal transfers for a pre-opening from as far afield as Beijing and Europe with approx 20 per cent of total Kempinski family on board once open.
Hotel general manager Stephan Kaminski, with over 23 years of Kempinski experience, is spearheading the hotel and has hand-picked representatives for key positions including sales and marketing, finance, IT, F&B service and culinary, rooms division and human resources.
Joining Kaminski in critical positions are award-winning executive chef Holger Jackisch who has moved to Bahrain from the Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo to plan and oversee the culinary outlets; Volkan Oksuz, with his extensive experience as director of Food & Beverage and Labeeb Mohammed, IT manager, joining from the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
Director of People Services, Michael Wierling brings a wealth of Kempinski expertise. Director of Sales & Marketing, Ibrahim Korkut brings his experience and Kempinski brand knowledge from the Kempinski Hotel & Spa, Barbaros Bay, Bodrum in his native Turkey.
“Running a world-class hotel requires the best talent in every department across the property. We have a great mix of long-term members of the Kempinski family coupled with professional experts from worldwide luxury hotels to form an award-winning crew,” said Kaminski.
“We are confident the Kempinski’s reputation for excellence and the remarkable track record our team brings together will ensure a smooth opening and streamlined operations coupled with an exemplary personalised service.”
Within the next six weeks, around 300 additional crew members will be joining the Kempinski Bahrain’s family to cater to the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers with the total workforce to include local and international personnel, a statement said.
The hotel, with two towers Grand and Ixir, showcases 460 rooms. – TradeArabia News Service