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Xavier Destribats, new Director of Kempinski Operations in Europe

Chain Kempinski Hotels has announced changes in the Operations Management of Europe and the Middle East and Africa, with two movements: Timur Sentuerkwho oversaw EMEA moves to Dubai, and Xavier Destribats takes charge of the European region. The company has highlighted that this exchange is a “taking advantage of experiences to grow the brand.”

Xavier Destribats He joined Kempinski in 2011, having previously worked with Morgan Stanley Capital and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Initially named Senior Vice President of Operations, he assumed the role of President of Europe in 2014. In line with the company’s strategic expansion plans in the Americas, and due to the immediate need for a strong leadership presence in the region, he was appointed Director of Operations for the Americas in 2017.

From left to right: Xavier Destribats, COO Europe & The Americas, and Timur Sentuerk, COO Middle East and Africa. Source: Kempinski Hotels.

Timur Sentuerk He joined Kempinski in 2022 having gained management experience at iconic hotel brands such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Oberoi Hotels and Langham Hospitality Group. Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, over the past two years he has been instrumental in operational success in the two regions and has led regional offices in both Europe and the Middle East and Africa.

“The change of region of these two leaders means an inspiring transfer of knowledge from their vast experience in different work and cultural environments,” he highlighted. Rene NijhofChairman of the Board of Directors of Kempinski Hotels SA

“With a total of 27 new development projects around the world, we are proud to have such experienced leaders overseeing and directing operations in these crucial regions,” concluded René Nijhof.

Source: Hosteltur

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