Appointed Managing Director
At Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany
Henning Matthiesen completed his apprenticeship in Hamburg's historic Hotel Prem, not far from his hometown of Wedel on the River Elbe. This was followed by posts in prominent hotels such as Claridge's in London and Le Royal Monceau in Paris. He continued his career at a number of Kempinski Group hotels, including the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich and the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, where he held the position of Executive Assistant Manager.
Matthiesen's first appointment as General Manager was in 2007 at Coombe Abbey Hotel, a historic English country house close to Coventry. This was followed by the task of opening The Augustine Hotel for the Rocco Forte Collection in Prague, a hotel which he ran until 2011. His services were then called upon by the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm and his most recent appointment was a seven-year stint on the board of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst AG in Cologne.