Alper Can Bulcum,
Appointed General Manager
At at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, Italy
San Clemente Palace Kempinski, the Venetian luxury resort uniquely located on its own private island just ten minutes away from St. Mark's Square, has appointed Alper Can Bulcum as its new General Manager.
Alper Can Bulcum joins Kempinski from The St. Regis, Istanbul, bringing more than 30 years of professional experience in Turkey and abroad to his new role.
Early in his career, Bulcum served in revenue management positions at The Ritz- Carlton in Istanbul and Bahrain. Over the following years, he was appointed to increasingly elevated senior management positions across a number of the world's most prestigious international hotel brands. The seasoned global hotelier has contributed to openings, renovations and re-brandings for Hyatt Baku, Intercontinental in Almaty, Wyndham Hotel Group Istanbul, the Regent Almaty and the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
Important recognitions have been achieved when he was awarded GM of the year, Wyndham Hotel Group, EMEAI in 2014, Hotel of the year, Luxury Marriott Brands, Europe 2017 as well as Hotel of the year, Wyndham Hotel Groups, EMEA 2013.
A native of Turkey, he holds a degree in hotel management from Hacettepe University in Ankara and is fluent in both English and Turkish. While his current role draws on his expertise in operations management, strategic planning and customer satisfaction, he maintains a life-long passion for sales, marketing and revenue management. The acknowledged industry leader considers team building and a focus on people management to be essential to success.