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Dorchester Collection Appoints Klaus Kabelitz as General Manager
of the 109-room Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland

May 4, 2012 (London)
- Dorchester Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Klaus Kabelitz as general manager of Le Richemond in Geneva. Reporting directly to Dorchester Collection's chief operating officer, François Delahaye, Kabelitz will be based on property at the company's first Swiss address.

He brings to the company a wealth of experience, joining the team from his most recent position as general manager of The Berkeley, London, where he held the role since 2003. Prior to this, Kabelitz worked for eight years with Four Seasons in both Berlin and London and started his illustrious career with Hilton in London, Geneva and New York.

Kabelitz, a native of Germany, completed his hotel apprenticeship in Düsseldorf and the general manager program through Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Commenting on his new role, Kabelitz says, "I am delighted to join Le Richemond and take this prestigious hotel into a new era, particularly with the exciting schedule of renovations. I am passionate about delivering the ultimate in guest service and look forward to seeing Le Richemond back in its rightful position at the center of Geneva society."

Le Richemond joined Dorchester Collection's portfolio on August 1, 2011. Set on the banks of Lake Geneva, the iconic landmark 109 room hotel is Dorchester Collection's first third-party management agreement.

Dorchester Collection

Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world's foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company's mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.

The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group):

The Dorchester
, London
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London
Le Richemond, Geneva

www.dorchestercollection.com
.
Contact:

Corey Finjer
Hawkins International PR
(212) 255-6541
Corey@hawkpr.com



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