Industry Update
Appointment17 December 2018

Klaus Assmann

Appointed General Manager
At Sofitel Dubai Downtown, United Arab Emirates

Klaus Assmann

AccorHotels has welcomed the return of Klaus Assmann to the position of general manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the brand's flagship hotel in the UAE.

With an extensive repertoire of hotel management experience, Assmann joined AccorHotels in 2013 where he was appointed general manager to lead the pre-opening team of Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

Prior to his appointment, Assmann spent 10 years with the Jumeirah Group, where he was integral to the development of the Madinat Jumeirah project. He was previously assigned in the company's regional office in New York before utilising his pre-opening experience as general manager for the group's hotels in Dubai and Thailand.

Assmann completed a successful tenure at Dubai Parks and Resorts and more recently as an advisor to the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).

A graduate of the German hospitality institute, Aachen Hotel School, Assmann began his professional career in the hospitality industry before moving into the financial sector. He later joined Japanese hospitality company, Nikko Hotels International, undertaking successful stints in London, New York and San Francisco.


Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.
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