Kempinski Hotels Welcomes Barbara Muckermann as New CEO

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Published on 22/05/24 - Updated on 22/05/24

Barbara Muckermann

Kempinski Hotels, has appointed Barbara Muckermann as Chief Executive Officer.

Muckermann brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, previously leading Silversea Cruises under the Royal Caribbean Group. Her background includes enhancing sales, profitability, and customer experiences for global brands such as Loro Piana, MSC Cruises, and NCL.

“I could not be more thrilled to be joining Kempinski Hotels as CEO during such a pivotal time for the brand “I am delighted to play an integral role in this incredibly iconic brand’s next chapter while honouring its rich history, and very much look forward to working in tandem with amazing colleagues globally to continue to make the Kempinski name synonymous with individual luxury.” - Barbara Muckermann, Chief Executive Officer at Kempinski Hotels

A German native, Muckermann has lived in Italy, France, and the USA, and is fluent in five languages. Furthermore, she holds a Doctorate in Political Sciences and Economics and an MBA from both Columbia and London Business School.

“Barbara has always been at the forefront of luxury, and her proven ability to elevate the guest experience while simultaneously maximising profitability for leading travel brands made her the ideal choice to lead Kempinski Hotels,” “Her dynamic, forward-thinking approach will be vital as we continue to usher in a new era of luxury for our brand. As Barbara takes the helm, she will be the first woman in the company’s 127 years of history to lead this iconic brand.” - René Nijhof, Chairman of the Board of Directors Kempinski Hotels S.A.

Kempinski operates 82 hotels in 36 countries and plans to expand with 34 new hotels and residences across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa in the coming years.

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