Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2013; Emirates Palace has announced the appointment of Holger Schroth to the position of General Manager. With a long and distinguished career in hospitality, Schroth brings a wealth of international experience and an affinity for the UAE to Abu Dhabi's landmark property.
Commenting on his appointment, Schroth said, "Emirates Palace really stands out as a symbol of exemplary luxury, but more importantly, as a symbol of Emirati hospitality. My family and I are delighted to be back in the UAE and it is certainly a great honour to take on the role of General Manager of such a fine property. The world is watching Abu Dhabi as its transforms into a global business and lifestyle capital and my team and I are happy to be part of this exciting growth as one of its proud hosts. "
Prior to his appointment at Emirates Palace, Schroth spent three years with the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, where he oversaw the much-anticipated opening of the hotel and held a dual role as General Manager and Area Director of South East Asia.
In close to three decades of outstanding service in the hotel industry, Schroth' s sterling career has included various executive positions at Kempinski hotels in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Spain, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
The appointment at Emirates Palace marks his return to the United Arab Emirates, having served as General Manager for Hotel Kempinski Mall of the Emirates Dubai from 2008 to 2010.
Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, Schroth holds a European Executive MBA from Reims Management School in France, as well as academic and industry certifications from the United States and Germany.