From the buzzing city of New York to the hidden gem of Gozo Islands: Ruth Abellan has been appointed as the new General Manager at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. The Spanish native brings over 20 years of experience in international hotel business to her new position and is eager to even more put Gozo, the small sister island of Malta, as well as the idyllic hotel on a map.
Ruth Abellan joins Kempinski Hotels from her latest position in New York, where she headed the NH Collection New York Madison Avenue as General Manager for the last four years. Having started her career with Melia Hotels in Barcelona she continued her journey with assignments as Hotel Manager and later General Manager for Melia Hotels in Mallorca, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
Ruth holds a University degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, is a certified professional coach and studied Strategic Hospitality Management, Strategic Leadership, Asset Management and Marketing at Cornell University. She was rewarded with several industry awards during the past.
About Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz: Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is located close to the iconic Dwejra Bay on Malta’s idyllic sister island Gozo. As a five-star hideaway resort, it provides the highest levels of service, comfort and style for travellers seeking privacy and recreation. Set amidst 30,000 sqm of semi-tropical gardens, the hotel features 137 elegant rustic rooms and suites as well as a range of distinctive dining venues for all occasions and tastes. Its authentic Ayurveda Centre is one of the largest in the Mediterranean, offering a variety of therapies and cures. For a more complete wellness experience, Kempinski The Spa offers a wide choice of spa treatments.
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 26 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
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