Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels announces today the appointment of Bernold Schroeder as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer ad interim, effective immediately. The news follows the decision of the Kempinski Supervisory Board to part ways with former Chief Executive Officer Martin R. Smura.
In his new tenure, Mr. Schroeder will seek additional opportunities to achieve improved profitability, sustainable company performance and growth in the long run. Together with the Members of the Management Board, he will enhance the company's strategy to deliver the brand promise to Kempinski guests, owners and employees and propel the company to further success.
With this news, the Supervisory Board also reaffirms its long-term commitment to strengthening Kempinski positioning as an independent international hotel luxury brand as well as strong and trusted business partner. The company is now well positioned to consolidate its strategy, and to pursue its long-term growth plans through new routes, always putting Kempinski core values of trust, business ethics and integrity at the forefront.
21 January 2021 — Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski is pleased to announce the appointment of Brice Péan as the new general manager as of 12 January 2021. A hotelier with a wealth of experience championing hotel preopenings and managing landmark properties, Péan has over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality field, including senior management roles with Hilton Hotels in Vienna, Cairo, Adelaide, Fiji and Shanghai.
9 December 2020 — From the pulsating Thai metropolis of Bangkok, Andreas Magnus is currently moving to the snow-covered dream landscape of the Swiss Alps. The 37-year-old Magnus has just been appointed by Kempinski Hotels as General Manager at Kempinski Palace Engelberg, which will open in spring 2021 and is only 40km away from Lucerne, and at Frutt Mountain Resort (formerly known as Frutt Lodge & Spa and Frutt Family Lodge), which will start its winter season on 19 December.