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Grooming Bahraini Hospitality Talent – A Landmark Project with Kempinski and TWI

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Tamkeen Powers Hospitality Sector to New Heights

Grooming Bahraini Hospitality Talent – A Landmark Project with Kempinski and TWI


Manama, January 07, 2014. Tamkeen, together with Kempinski and Third Wave International (TWI), has embarked on an innovative initiative for Bahrain’s hospitality sector, which seeks to empower young Bahrainis with world class training and provide them with employment at a globally-reputed establishment.

Accordingly, following a robust interview process which employs unique concepts, including an ‘experiential interview’ the chosen candidates shall be provided with training of an international standard.

The institutions providing training to successful candidates shall include William Angliss – an institute ranked among the top five hotel management schools in the world – from which candidates shall receive a certificate at the conclusion of the training.

Upon the successful completion of training the chosen candidates shall become members of the Kempinski team – a globally-renowned hotel chain which is present in over 30 countries and has a total workforce consisting of over 30,000 employees around the world.

Tamkeen’s Acting Vice President for Human Capital Development Amal Al Kooheji said, “This tripartite initiative represents a unique Public-Private Partnership to develop fully-fledged Bahraini hospitality-sector professionals, while simultaneously enhancing the sustainability of the hospitality sector by boosting Bahranisation figures”. She added “This project is yet another display of Tamkeen’s commitment to support initiatives which deliver multiple benefits to a range of stakeholders who are vital players in achieving sustainable economic growth in the Kingdom”.

Mr. Puneet Singh, General Manager, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre stated “We are excited to be part of this pilot project to recruit and train Bahrainis into the growing field of hospitality in the kingdom. At Kempinski we are dedicated to attracting, guiding and supporting the professional growth of Bahraini employees. As Europe’s oldest hospitality group we have a wealth of knowledge to share, developed over 116 years that we have been in operation. For young Bahrainis interested in hospitality there is no better stepping stone than this programme to begin their career as hoteliers. We look forward to welcoming the first candidates into the programme.”

Joint Managing Director/CEO, Dilip de S. Wijeyeratne commented “Third Wave International (TWI) takes great pride in joining hands with TAMKEEN to provide local nationals an opportunity to undertake a career in Hospitality with KEMPINSKI Bahrain. We are delighted that the training suite along with extensive on the job training will be delivered jointly with world renowned hospitality training partner William Angliss. TWI and KEMPINSKI are confident that this programme will be of great success”.

To enable young Bahrainis who wish to embark on an exciting career in hospitality with Kempinski in front-office, food and beverage (F&B), culinary and in housekeeping roles, a two-day roadshow will be conducted at the Bahrain City Centre on January 9th and 10th from 10.00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prospective candidates shall have the ability to obtain any required information and obtain any necessary clarifications at this roadshow.

Bahrainis who are passionate about pursuing a career in hospitality and who are University Graduates or who have completed Secondary School education are encouraged to apply. Applicants can contact TWI via email (gbht@twibahrain.com) or via telephone (39132576/17292436).


About Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre

Nestled in the heart of Bahrain’s fashionable Seef District and connected to the island’s premier leisure and entertainment destination, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre offers a new level of luxury and exclusivity to stylish and discerning travellers in Bahrain. With 460 rooms, the hotel offers outstanding culinary experiences and a quintessential haven of comfort within two unique towers, Kempinski Grand Hotel and Kempinski Ixir Hotel. World-class conference and business facilities distinguish the hotel as the premium choice for the most astute business travellers while an array of world class amenities make it a vacation spot where memories are made.

This new, luxurious 5-star property from the distinguished Kempinski Group invites guests to discover a new wealth of accommodation where crisp hotel luxury meets genuine Arabic hospitality, harmonized with European flair.

About Kempinski Hotels

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 74 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each property 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 hotels.

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Issued by:

Sari Mabire • Public Relations Manager

Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Highway • Al Seef, Manama • Kingdom of Bahrain

Tel +973 17171409 • Mobile +973 39449184  • sari.mabire@kempinski.com





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