Marsa Malaz Kempinski appoints two new Directors
Doha, 25 August 2015 – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, Qatar’s premier destination, welcomes two new members to its senior management team; Christian Huschka, Director of Sales & Marketing and Carlos Díaz, Director of Human Resources.
Both Directors come from a strong heritage in the hospitality industry and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the existing Management team at the new luxury resort on The Pearl, bothreporting to Wissam Suleiman, General Manager.
Huschka has played an integral strategic and revenue increasing role for over a decade within a number of Kempinski properties, most recently at Hôtel des Mille Collines where he facilitated the successful takeover of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’With more than 18 years of commercial and operational experience for leading luxury hotel groups in the Sales & Marketing sector, he also bringsinternational experience from Europe, the USA, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Díaz has over ten years of hospitality and recruitment agency experience, and has led multi-market teams for global hospitality brands including Kempinski, Sheraton and Hilton, as well as independent properties. He has a strong track record of creating bespoke teams for new hotels along with activating all aspects of HR practices and programmes. Diaz will act as a key motivator in achieving business objectives and retaining key talent. He joins the team from Grand Hotel Djibloho Kempinski, where he was also leading the human resources department.
Wissam Suleiman, General Manager, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, comments: “I am thrilled to welcome these two talented Directors. Their appointments and expertise will help us to continue our emphasis on delivering excellence, innovation and results for our guests and stakeholders, ultimately helping to secure the continued success of Marsa Malaz Kempinski over the coming years.”
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha opened in January 2015. The luxury resort offers 281 luxury rooms and suites, eleven F&B outlets, a 150 meter private beach and the only Spa by Clarins in the Middle East, along with Doha’s most luxurious conference and events facilities.
About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city's new premier destination, located on its own secluded island, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites offering unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sqft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yachts jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sqm tranquil Spa by Clarinsfeatures 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.
As one of the truly most inspiring hotels in the region, Marsa Malaz Kempinski offers bespoke dining and entertainment options for visitors and guests across 11 food and beverage outlets – an unprecedented number in Qatar. A selection of six different types of restaurants serving an array of cuisines includes Levant-inspired recipes at Al Sufra, traditional Spanish cuisine in El Faro, a blend of European and Mediterranean flavours from Sawa, as well as Pan Latin dining from Toro Toro, redefining Italian cuisine in AnticaPesa and Japanese fine-dining in Nozomi. In addition, there are two cafés, al fresco pool-side dining, a sophisticated lounge and an unparalleled rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces.
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 76 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 celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.
To book or for further information, visit:
Nikolaos Foskolos • Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha
P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar
Tel +974 4035 5555