Rupert Simoner Simoner, who will take over on September 1st, has vast experience in the tourism and hospitality sector, most recently as senior vice president of Kempinski Europe and as general manager at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz. Having worked at Kempinski since 1995, the Austrian has gained an international reputation as an excellent hotelier and corporate leader. Simoner has also been regarded as one of the great ambassadors of the company, having represented the Kempinski hotel group throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. The hotel group Vienna International Hotelmanagement was founded in 1989 and today operates and develops a total of 37 first class hotels and resorts and one hotel project.