Roberto Simone Apointed New General Manager of Villa Rosa Kempinski & Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya

/Roberto Simone Apointed New General Manager of Villa Rosa Kempinski & Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya

Roberto Simone Apointed New General Manager of Villa Rosa Kempinski & Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya

|2019-08-19T13:29:06-04:00August 15th, 2019|

Nairobi, 15 August 2019 – Kempinski Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of a well-rounded luxury hospitality professional, Roberto Simone, as the new General Manager in charge of the luxury city hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski and the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski. 

An Italian native, Roberto Simone brings onboard a wealth of experience honed working for some of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands such as JW Marriott, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Silversea Six Star Cruise Line, among many others. Since 2017, Roberto occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer with the Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts, based in Shanghai, where he successfully managed three operating hotels, five pre-openings and eight properties in the development pipeline.         

The 53-year-old globetrotter whose passion is analyzing figures and wealth management has worked in Asia, Europe North America and Africa. He holds a Global MBA in Finance from Durham University Business School, UK, with concentration in Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis as well as certifications in Hotel Real Estate, Asset Management and Investment Analysis from renowned institutions such as Cornell University, NYU Business School and Wharton Business School. 

“Taking into consideration Roberto’s extensive experience in hospitality management and prior exposure in Africa, we are confident that he will successfully lead the team at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi and Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara,” said Henk Meyknecht, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels on the new appointment. Roberto, an avid reader of financial literature and reports, and whose hobbies are travelling, and fine dining said on his appointment: “What an honour to be in Kenya and in charge of this stunning hotel as well as our equally luxury camp in Masai Mara. I promise to continue offering our guests bespoke experiences as expected of a Kempinski brand. 

As all hotels of the luxurious European hotel group Villa Rosa Kempinski and Olare Mara Kempinski are  members of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA)the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands and offers various benefits to members through the Kempinski Discovery Loyalty Program.

About Villa Rosa Kempinski

Villa Rosa Kempinski is a Five Star luxury hotel opened in 2013. Situated on Chiromo Road, the hotel is just a 5-minute drive to the city centre, and 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel boasts of 200 stylishly designed and tastefully decorated rooms and suites spread on 10 floors, 5 themed restaurants, varied conference rooms plus Kempinski The Spa. Exciting and enticing culinary journeys define our 3 concept restaurants, 88- Chinese cuisine, Lucca- our Italian Café Deli and Restaurant and Tambourin- our North-Mediterranean Rooftop Lounge, Bar & Restaurant. Café Villa Rosa presents an elegant all-day dining venue true to local traditions while The Balcony bar offers a great ambiance to enjoy cocktails with friends and business partners. Kempinski The Spa presents fabulous opportunities to relax and be pampered while fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of two fitness rooms with state of the art equipment, an aerobics and yoga studio, or simply make use of our outdoor heated swimming pool. 

About Olare Mara Kempinski

The luxury camp is set in Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Camp’s location brings travelers closer to their dream of a lifetime in the countryside yet offering a world of modern African comfort. Olare Mara Kempinski consists 12 tented luxury canvas tents with comfortable beds made from local wood. The deluxe tents cover approximately 80 sq. m and are furnished in the classic style of the grand African Safaris; with large four poster beds, offset by modern amenities. The honeymoon suite has its very own plunge pool. The camp prides itself as an eco – friendly resort. It has the largest organic garden in the conservancy and meals are prepared using home grown ingredients, energy saving measures are also in place. The resort sources 70 % of its energy needs from huge solar power panels in the compound.

About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 77 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. www.kempinski.com · www.discoveryloyalty.com

Contact: Eva-Maria Panzer

evamaria.panzer@kempinski.com /41 22 809 51 15

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