German national Sven Fritzsche appointed to lead Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
San Lawrenz, Gozo, 12th April 2012 – A familiar face has been appointed to lead the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. Effective immediately, Mr. Sven Fritzsche takes over the role of General Manager at the hotel where he returns after 8 years.
The 37 year old German, which has been working for Kempinski Hotels since 1999, was already for two years on the idyllic Mediterranean island - initially as a Front Desk Manager, then as a Front Office Manager. For Mr. Fritzsche it is the second position as a General Manager. At the young age of 35 he became the General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulanbaatar, Mongolia. Where he was responsible until the end of 2011. Now Mr. Fritzsche has taken over the management of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz on Gozo from Mr. Noel Attard, who has been appointed General Manager in Lithuania and will lead the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Vilnuis which is planned for the summer 2012.
Mr. Fritzsche started his hotel career with a classic apprenticeship in 1992 in the Hotel Hänslehof in Bad Dürrheim, Germany. After completing this training and the community service he moved to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. After almost two years in the States, he signed up as Front Office Agent in the Kempinski Hotel Bristol in Berlin - and his career within Kempinski Hotels was under way: Gozo, St. Moritz and the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Wuxi, China, as a Director of Rooms and later as an Executive Assistant Manger where he was stationed before he was appointed to his first General Manager position in Mongolia in the summer 2009.
His career continues with the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz and as Mr. Fritzsche said “When the opportunity was offered to return to the Gozo property as General Manager, I did not hesitate even for one second as the charm and beauty of the island were still very lively in my memories. It is great to return to this little hideaway island and rediscover all its treasures. It is great to see how the hotel evolved in the last eight years and even more exciting that I am able to breath life into the new attractions of the property such as the ‘La Caverna’ wine bar and the extension of the award winning Spa...”.
Concurrent with his duties in the hotels, Mr. Fritzsche participated in the Global Manager Programm of Kempinski and gained the Certificate of Business Administration from the renouned Reims School of Management.
Besides his native language German, he speaks fluent English and has basic knowledge of Russian.