Behrens, a German national, was appointed to the position at Kempinski Palace Portorož, Slovenia, and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Croatia, with the aim of further positioning the two establishments as the leading luxury hotels in the region. He graduated from the School of Management in Dortmund, Germany, and holds an Executive MBA for Hospitality and Tourism from NEOMA Business School.
Having started his career in Rooms Division at the Hyatt Regency in Cologne, in 2007, Behrens joined Kempinski as Resident Manager at Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow. He acquired extensive experience within the company through managing hotels in Thailand, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and China over the past 12 years. He has returned to Europe from his recent position as General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Chengdu China.
Recent Appointments at Kempinski
14 August 2019 — Kempinski Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of a well- rounded luxury hospitality professional, Roberto Simone, as the new General Manager in charge of the luxury city hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski and the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski.
7 August 2019 — A truly passionate Swiss hotelier, Christoph Strahm has been appointed as the new General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Guiyang, China. 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 and Suites.