With Stefan Athmann, no stranger is taking over the management of the hotel in the heart of the city, but a first-class hotelier with over 20 years of experience, who is strongly rooted in the Berlin market. He started his career as an apprentice at Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg and then moved to Kempinski Bristol Berlin. His further stations led him to InterContinental and Radisson in Berlin, to Uzbekistan, Greece and Belfast, before he returned to the capital as General Manager of the Regent Hotel Berlin in 2009. In 2015 he was appointed General Manager and Area General Manager Europe of Regent Hotels & Resorts and was also responsible for the new opening of Regent Porto Montenegro. Since September 2019, Athmann has been managing the glamorous Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann, which is under the same ownership as the Hotel Bristol Berlin, and which Stefan Athmann will continue to manage as General Manager in the future.
Besides his native German, Stefan Athmann is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of French, Russian and Greek. The father of three children has completed the Professional Development Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
25 February 2020 — Wafik Youssef has been appointed Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa at Kempinski Hotels, taking over from his predecessor, Michael Sorgenfrey. A leader with great operational aptitude, strong strategic planning skills and financial acumen, Wafik has been with the luxury hotel group for the past ten years.