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
3 August 2020 — From the golden dunes of the Arabian Desert to the azure shores of the Red Sea: Victor Betro has been appointed as the new General Manager of Aqaba's prominent luxury hotel, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, and has moved from the Palm Island in Dubai to the aquatic city of Aqaba - Jordan's only southern beachfront city located on the Red Sea Riviera.
4 June 2020 — From Red Sea to Mediterranean Sea: Eike Clausen has been appointed as the new General Manager of the leading luxury hotel in Malta, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz and moves from Aqaba, Jordan to the island of Gozo, just one hour away from the Maltese Capital Valletta.