Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Appoints Christian Ruge as New General Manager

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Published March 15th, 2018 - 09:44 GMT
Christian Ruge, General Manager at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh
Christian Ruge, General Manager at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh

The new General Manager at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh has been appointed: Mr. Christian Ruge, who brings 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry with him into his new position. 

Christian Ruge began his career with InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany, followed by various leadership positions in revenue, front office and executive office operations in New York and Germany. He continued his career path with French luxury hotel brand Sofitel from 2004 to 2012 in Germany, Poland and Egypt, where he held several General Manager positions. He joined Kempinski in 2012 as a Hotel Manager for Kempinski Hotel Airport in Munich, Germany, in 2014 as General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, China and most recently held the General Manager position at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, UAE. In February 2018, Ruge took on the assignment of Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski as its General Manager, and will henceforth be overseeing the award-winning Kempinski property in Riyadh.

Christian Ruge graduated in 2003 from Cornell University, U.S.A, with certificates in Strategic Management and Rooms Management, followed by the MBA in General Management at the University of Wales/Fern Uni Hagen in 2010.

“I am honoured to be a part of and to support this fantastic team of hoteliers, where everyone is bringing in the best of their culture, and I am thrilled to be working in this interesting, fast-developing environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to witness the continuous success and achievements of Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, Riyadh,” said Christian Ruge on his appointment.

Background Information

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts

The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, it is committed to providing its guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair. it believes life should be lived with style.

Since 1897, its employees have been a part of creating history around the world. From historic buildings to the most avant-garde of modern architecture, its properties are the setting for some of life’s greatest moments. 

Today, it is wholeheartedly committed to providing perfection for its guests at every moment and in every way. At Kempinski, it is each personally responsible for creating rich and meaningful experiences for its guests.

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