Moscow, 1 January 2020 – Lada Samodumskaya took the post of General Manager for Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow, and became the first local citizen and the first woman to head a hotel managed by an international luxury brand in Russia.
In her former role, since 2018, Lada was Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, and during the four previous years, she was leading the regional Sales and Marketing team for hotels in Russia and CIS. In 2016, Kempinski Hotels recognised Lada Samodumskaya with a double award as the best S&M director among the company’s hotels not only in Europe, but also in the world.
With 28 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, Lada Samodumskaya has made a successful career, from an employee of the Reservations department to top management positions at leading international luxury hotels. In 2000, she headed the Sales department of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, and in 2004 opened the Global Sales Office of Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts in Russia as a director. From 2005 to 2014, Lada Samodumskaya was leading the Sales and Marketing team of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow and participated in three projects of the company’s new property
openings in three parts of the world – in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Lada graduated from the Russian State Academy of Management and is fluent in English. She was also studying at the Academy of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and she participated in the EU Tacis programme and presidential training programme for senior managers, including a long internship at five-star hotels in London – The Landmark and Royal Lancaster.
‘With gratitude and enthusiasm, I am taking this new role to continue successfully
implementing ambitious projects and tasks together with the hotel’s team and to
strengthen the impeccable reputation of the flagship Kempinski hotel in Russia,’ says
Lada Samodumskaya is married and has two children.
About Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow: The five-star Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow is located in the heart of the Russian capital, with its rooms offering a picturesque view of the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. The inimitable look of the hotel, whose historic facade dates back to 1898, makes Baltschug one of the capital's "visiting cards" for tourists and businessmen visiting Moscow. The hotel offers guests spacious rooms and suites with a view of the Kremlin; the Baltschug Grill restaurant, Café Kranzler and the Lobby Lounge bar; a health club and a beauty centre; and 12 modern conference rooms.
About Kempinski: 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. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Eugenia Goncharenko · Director of Marketing Communications & Public Relations
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
ul. Balchug, 1 · Moscow · 115035, Russia
T +7 495 287 20 00 · M +7 903 665 15 11 · [email protected]