Barbara Muckermann Becomes Kempinski Hotels’ New Group CEO

Barbara Muckermann Becomes Kempinski Hotels' New Group CEO

Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels, has today announced that Barbara Muckermann has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Barbara Muckermann was previously responsible for leading Silversea Cruises (part of Royal Caribbean Group), the world’s largest ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line. She joins Kempinski as the group prepares to extend its presence into new regions and readies itself for the introduction of more spectacular properties.

Kempinski is known for its high-quality standards, which have delighted guests for more than a century. The group has plans to add another 34 hotels and residences to its portfolio in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa in the coming years, alongside building upon the brand’s legendary global position and standing.

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

A butler placing some shopping in the room for guests

“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,” said René Nijhof, Chairman of the Board of Directors Kempinski Hotels S.A. “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.”

During her more than 25 years of hospitality experience, she has successfully expanded sales and profitability as well as significantly upgraded the guest and customer experience for leading global brands in luxury and travel, including Loro Piana, MSC Cruises and NCL.

A German native, having lived in Italy, France, and the USA, Muckermann is fluent in five languages, is a doctor in political sciences and economics, and holds a joint MBA from Columbia and London Business School.

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