Kempinski regional expansion brings new executive

Press release
Published July 17th, 2013 - 09:49 GMT
Bugra Berberoglu, General Manager of the landmark Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace
Bugra Berberoglu, General Manager of the landmark Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace

Amid ongoing expansion in the region Kempinski Hotels has announced the appointment Bugra Berberoglu to the role of Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for India, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Berberoglu was promoted from his position as the General Manager of the landmark Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace, which is managed by Kempinski.

Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand, currently operates sixteen hotels in the Middle East, Africa, and India with plans to double its regional portfolio by 2015. Performance in the region continues to increase year on year and Beberoglu will assume responsibility for the overall operations of the region to ensure that Kempinski continues to maintain a premium on its growing portfolio of landmark properties. 

Commenting on his new role Berberoglu stated “This region has been a key driver in the successful expansion of Kempinski’s global portfolio and contributes more than one third of its overall revenues, with Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace being the highest fee-earning properties for the company.  I will now work with all the hotels in the region to ensure a consistent delivery of Kempinski luxury standards, and secure our position as a key player in this region.”  

A graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, Berberoglu joined Kempisnki in 2004, when he was appointed General Manager at Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena in Chad, overseeing its opening.  Following his time in Chad he was appointed General Manager in charge of the opening of Djibouti Palace Kempinski, and eventually moved on to become the General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and Area Director for the Levant, before taking on his most recent position as General Manager at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in June 2011.

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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