Kempinski Hotels taps Barbara Muckermann as new CEO

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Kempinski Hotels has announced Barbara Muckermann will be the group’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Muckermann was previously  responsible for leading Silversea Cruises, the ultra-luxury cruise line of the Royal Caribbean Group.

A background in luxury travel

She joins the iconic global luxury hospitality brand with 82 hotels in 36 countries at an exciting time, as Kempinski prepares for growth in new regions worldwide and more properties on the horizon, including the group’s first property in Vietnam

“I could not be more thrilled to be joining Kempinski Hotels as CEO during such a pivotal time for the brand”, Ms Muckermann said.

“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.” 

A German native, having lived in Italy, France and the USA, Ms Muckermann is fluent in five languages and is a Doctor in Political Sciences and Economics and holds a joint MBA from Columbia and London Business School. 

Exciting pipeline ahead

Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, founded in 1897, and currently operates 82 residences with more than 34 projects in the pipeline around the globe. 

Some of the most exciting Kempinski projects in the pipeline include a hotel in Brazzaville, several hotels in Saudi Arabia and a lodge in the Serengeti.