Kemp started off working on cruise liners, with the Holland America Line. After which, he joined the hospitality industry, where over 12 years he rose through F&B and management roles at Le Meridien, Sofitel and Carlton hotels, all in The Hague, a city in Netherlands.
His first posting as general manager was with Aryaduta Hotels in Indonesia in 2012. Prior to his Phnom Penh move, Kemp was general manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap for nearly four years.
Expected to open in 2020, the 250-room Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will mark the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia.
Recent Appointments at Hyatt
14 January 2021 — Slated to open this March, Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, a new build and the first full-service Hyatt branded hotel in Memphis, announces the appointment of Keith Potter as executive chef. Potter will curate the hotel's culinary program across all outlets including the lobby bar, Latin-American inspired CIMAS eatery and Beck & Call whiskey bar.
12 January 2021 — Dixon will oversee all facets of the hotel's day-to-day operations, the overarching food and beverage programs, as well as banquets and catering.
Dixon brings more than a decade of director-level management experience to his new position as director of operations.
7 January 2021 — Quirk Hotel Charlottesville, the first boutique art hotel in the city's historic downtown, announces the appointment of Hector Pabon to Executive Chef. Pabon brings an impressive culinary background to the hotel, having worked nearly 20 years in the foodservice industry and extensively for Hyatt in Tampa Bay, Clearwater Beach, Atlanta, and most recently Santa Clara.