Franco Esposito is new General Manager of Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Hamburg, 4th January 2016. Franco Esposito is the new General Manager of the 5-star-superior Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg. He succeeds Peter Pusnik who after seven years at the helm has left to focus on new challenges. As a general manager and also while in other senior positions, Esposito has already worked for many globally successful companies such as Marriott, Sheraton, Oberoi and Kempinski. Prior to this appointment the father-of-two was a successful businessman offering strategic advice to national and international hotel projects. Born in Hamburg, Esposito even completed his apprenticeship in the Hotel Atlantic.
“With Franco Esposito we have acquired an extremely adept, internationally experienced and future-oriented general manager for the Atlantic,” said Dr. Bernard große Broermann, the hotel proprietor.
The appointment of 52-year-old Esposito also sees more than simply an acknowledged hotel expert taking on the major challenges of the traditional Hamburg hotel. “In addition to professional expertise a strong emotional connection to the Atlantic was of paramount importance to us,” stated Stefan Massa, co-director of the Atlantic Hotel’s operating company. “And with Franco Esposito we certainly have that.”
This factor was also underlined by the new hotel boss himself: “As a native of Hamburg, it is a privilege to be a part of the Atlantic’s history and now its future. It was here with my apprenticeship that my career began and I am now being offered the chance to share my experience. I’m looking forward immensely to the special challenge ahead.”
Résumé for Franco Esposito
Franco Esposito, born in Hamburg in 1963. Apprenticeship in hotel management at the Hotel Atlantic (1983–1985). First managerial position as F&B Manager for Oberoi Hotels (until 1989), followed by sales positions for Marriott and Sheraton until becoming Area Director of Sales & Marketing (until 2000). Executive Assistant Manager and Resident Manager at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers Conference Center (until 2002). General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin and the Elysee Hotel AG Hamburg (until 2007). Prior to this current appointment, managing partner at PSE Management Consultancy GmbH & Co. KG.
About the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg was opened over a century ago as a traditional grand hotel for first-class passengers of world-famous luxury liners. The listed hotel complex is a Hamburg landmark and one of the last grand hotels situated in a major German city. Centrally located between the main railway station, the city hall and the Alster Lake, the ‘white castle’ provides discerning business and leisure travellers with the perfect place to stay. The five-star-superior hotel offers 221 elegant rooms, 33 of which are suites, with unmistakeable regional charm of the highest standard. Historic banqueting rooms, elegant salons and meeting & conference rooms catering for up to 1200 people have been and are still to this day the settings for important decisions and meetings. From a culinary point of view, Atlantic guests are treated 24-hours a day by Executive Chef André Trojanowski while Head Chef Alexander Djolai in the Atlantic Restaurant, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, allures diners with his sumptuous cuisine. The Übersee Club, an exclusive conference and event venue on the banks of Hamburg’s Binnenalster with a capacity of up to 400 people rounds off the hotel’s exclusive offering.
About Kempinski Hotels
Founded in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. With more than 110 years of tradition behind it, the company offers its guests first class quality and exclusive service on an individual level throughout the world. In total, Kempinski operates 76 five-star hotels in 31 countries. This offer is being continually extended with new hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia without losing sight of the demands of exclusivity and individuality. This demonstrates the expansionary power of the company. Their portfolio includes historic grand hotels, excellent city centre hotels, outstanding resorts and noble residencies. Kempinski is also a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a hotel network that is active throughout the world and one that celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
An der Alster 72–79
Tel. +49 40 2888 761
Fax +49 40 280 3419