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Bernard Mercier - General Manager

Bernard's first assignment in Africa; he will lead his team in the opening of Kempinski’s first hotel in Kenya and the takeover of Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.

A seasoned hotelier, Bernard joined Kempinski in February 2011 in China, where he also opened a stunning resort in the island of Hainan.

Starting his career with Intercontinental Hotels, he moved quickly from F&B Director to Resident Manager and then into his first General Manager role in Hong Kong. He has spent the past twenty-four years managing hotels in Hong Kong, Manila, Bora Bora, Cancun, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and China for companies such as Sheraton, Hilton, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts and Kempinski.