Passing the Torch:

Passing the Torch:

Welcoming Our New General Manager Tamir Tsolmon, a Warm Farewell to Dirk Bansemer

21 Mar 2024

Welcoming Our New General Manager Tamir Tsolmon, a Warm Farewell to Dirk Bansemer

In a momentous event, Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar witnessed the symbolic handover of leadership on 21 March. The affair was nothing short of spectacular, held in the hotel ballroom, where guests and esteemed clients were warmly welcomed.

The event commenced with a delightful cocktail reception, setting a celebratory tone. Mr. Dirk Bansemer, the outgoing General Manager, expressed gratitude to guests and colleagues for their support and shared memories over his six-year tenure at Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar. Reflecting on cherished experiences in Mongolia, he thanked the owners, Mr. Baatarsaikhan and Mrs. Hulan, and praised the dedicated team for their resilience. Passing the torch to his successor, Mr. Tamir, Mr. Bansemer expressed confidence in the hotel's future under new leadership.

Guests of the event include: President and Vice President of Tavan Bogd Group, CEO and directors of Juulchin corporation, from owner group Tavan Bogd, ambassadors, counsellors and representatives of embassies of Germany, Switzerland, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland, China, Cuba, India, Vietnam and Delegation of the European Union to Mongolia, representatives from UNDP, Ministry of Defense, Mongolian Foreign Affairs, Swiss Development Cooperation, GMIT, EU delegation, Lets Travel, World Vision, GIZ, KAS Mongolia, FES Mongolia, German Sparkassenstiftung, Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Bundeswehr Delegation, AmCham, Euro Chamber, DMUV, Austcham, Chinggis Khan Museum, APU, Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Misheel Kids Foundation and Altan Khaan Gallery.

Following this heartfelt address, the baton of leadership was formally passed to Mr. Tamir Tsolmon, the newly appointed General Manager. Mr. Baatarsaikhan and Mrs. Khulan, owners of Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, graced the occasion with their presence, and Mrs. Khulan shared their insights and extended their best wishes for the future.

Mr. Tamir Tsolmon, in his speech, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the new General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, reflecting on his 16-year journey with the establishment and honouring his predecessor, Mr. Bansemer. He thanked guests and partners for their support and outlined upcoming projects aimed at enhancing the guest experience, including the renovation of the hotel facade and the opening of Berthold Delikatessen. Mr. Tamir also highlighted the hotel's commitment to social responsibility through the "Be Health" program, in collaboration with Misheel Kids Foundation. He expressed appreciation to the owners, Mr. Baatarsaikhan and Mrs. Khulan, for their trust and support, and thanked his colleagues for their dedication. Looking ahead, he expressed confidence in the hotel's future success and invited everyone to join him on the exciting journey ahead.

The atmosphere was further enriched by the traditional Mongolian long song accompanied by soulful fiddle playing, adding a touch of cultural richness to this historic transition.

Mongolian traditional long song "The sun over the Placid world" by Singers Davaanyam.P, Bolormaa.Ts and horse fiddler Master Altanbat.M from “Unu Ensemble”

The event marked not only a change in leadership but also a celebration of the hotel's continuous commitment to excellence and guest satisfaction. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace looks forward to an exciting chapter under the capable leadership of Mr. Tamir Tsolmon. Mr. Bansemer will continue his professional journey with Kempinski as the General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, wishing him all the best.

About Tamir Tsolmon: First Mongolian General Manager, Tamir Tsolmon, with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tamir's journey at Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace began in 2007 when he joined as a receptionist. Over the years, he has excelled in various roles, including Reservation Specialist, Reservation Manager, Revenue Manager. Mr. Tsolmon was promoted Director of Sales and Marketing in 2020, and, most recently, Executive Assistant Manager last year. His wealth of experience and diverse skill set have uniquely positioned him to assume the role of General Manager from 12 March 2024. Tamir Tsolmon, a Mongolian national, holds a Diploma in Management of Tourism Product, and is fluent in both his native language and English. A devoted family man, he is married and has two children. This transition marks a significant milestone in his career, demonstrating his dedication and expertise in the hospitality field.


About Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar: Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace has, in all rooms and suites, which are designed to accommodate every need of a modern business traveller. Spacious and cosy rooms and suites offer a quiet place to relax. There is no doubt that business travellers at the hotel will appreciate the extra-large working desk and ergonomic desk chair.
A special climate-control feature in every room provides clean air and absorbs outside air pollution. Modern conference facilities with daylight are available with a capacity from 10 to 200 persons. For centuries, Mongolian culture has demonstrated its gift of personalised and exquisite hospitality. By combining this unique welcome with the offering of the finest cuisine by our multinational chefs, a dining experience beyond your expectations is waiting for you.   
As a hotel with five-star facilities and professional trained and multilingual team members, Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace is always pleased to deliver a pleasant and memorable stay to all its guests.

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 82 hotels and residences in 36 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.

Media contact:
Suvd Sukhbaatar · Marketing Manager             
Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace Ulaanbaatar
East Cross Road, Peace Avenue · 13345 Ulaanbaatar · Mongolia
T +976 7575 3462 · M +976 9905 4846 · [email protected]