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Kempinski Seychelles Resort Welcomes New Executive Chef

Baie Lazare, Seychelles - 25 November 2016: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is excited to announce that Hamzeh Abu El-Foul has joined as the new Executive Chef. Abu El-Foul, who has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will be overseeing all of the resort’s culinary operations, including the hotel’s signature fine-dining restaurant, L’Indochine.

Abu El-Foul brings a wealth of experience and innovative vision to Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare, following numerous postings in deluxe and luxury hotels in Jordan, Egypt, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Abu El-Foul, born in Amman, Jordan, has most recently worked as Executive Chef at the prestigious Conrad Makkah in Saudi Arabia. He is, however, no stranger to the Kempinski brand as he was the Executive Chef at Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea in his native Jordan from 2012 to 2013.

“Hamzeh is an exceptional talent, and I am delighted to have him on board. I have no doubt that he will bring a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to our culinary portfolio and that the division as a whole will thrive under his leadership. We cannot wait to introduce his creations to the Seychelles.” said Masami Egami, General Manager.

Abu El-Foul, who has cooked for the likes of Jordanian and Saudi royalty, looks forward to this latest challenge: “I am really excited to be working in this unique environment. Our positioning in the Indian Ocean invites an opportunity to blend influences from the Middle East, Asia and Europe using fresh, local produce.”

Abu El-Foul’s creations can be tasted at any of the resort’s four restaurants, open seven days a week.

About Kempinski Seychelles Resort:

Kempinski Seychelles Resort – Baie Lazare is the ideal location for those seeking an intimate getaway or an island adventure. Whether your idea of relaxing involves exploring hidden bays, snorkeling and island hopping or simply soaking in the sun and pampering yourself with indulgent spa treatments and exquisite dining, the resort offers a world of choices - all within reach.

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 manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 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 is imbued with 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, which has celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.

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Media Contact:

Robyn Shield

Marketing Manager

Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Tel +248 438 6645 • Mobile +248 263 6786


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