Dresden, 1 June 2023 – While the conversion and renovation work of the famous baroque building in the middle of Dresden's old town is in full swing, the hotel team is taking further important steps to also have the appropriate talent on board for the planned reopening in November: The Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is present at the Dresden Career Day today to recruit potential future employees who are interested in the hotel industry and want to pursue a career in one of Germany's most prestigious five-star hotels.
What should he or she be like, the „Taschenbergler“? More than just an employee - rather a host who is authentic, approachable and warm, who brings his own personality and identifies with the house and the values lived. Erik Martin, the hotel's new HR manager, wants the „Taschenbergler“ to have personalities, preferably with a classical education, who enrich the hotel with their experience and their own identity and provide cosmopolitanism and the desired cosmopolitan flair in the hotel. The „Dresden Career Day“, which will take place on 1 June 2023 in the Ostra Studios in Dresden, is therefore a perfect match for the Taschenbergpalais.
The new HR manager at the Taschenbergpalais Kempinski could not be a better fit: Born in Dresden, he himself comes from the hotel industry and, after working in Spain and Austria as well as a stopover at Mercedes, completed a dual business administration degree with a major in tourism management at the Gera-Eisenach University of Applied Sciences. He gained practical experience as Operations Manager at the hotel „Elbresidenz an der Therme Bad Schandau“ and as Resident Manager at Motel One Dresden-Palaisplatz. Currently, the dedicated hotelier is completing a Master's degree in HR Management at the Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg.
Erik Martin describes himself as an optimist with a high level of commitment who has his own signature. For him, mutual appreciation and above all open communication are proven means in dealing with his employees. Thus, shortly after joining the hotel, Martin already started a regular running group where employees can exchange ideas with each other in an informal way. The defining issue for the hotelier is the recruitment of junior staff, whom he would like to train at the Taschenbergpalais Dresden if possible and - after a trip to the wider world - take over. To this end, he seeks contact with the universities and colleges in the surrounding area to enable students to do an internship in the renowned hotel - an exchange from which both sides benefit. He already has a successful cooperation with the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and the SRH Dresden School of Management, which is to be further expanded and serve as inspiration for other partnerships.
His open, uncomplicated manner is well received by his colleagues; above all, his dynamism, his motivation and his will to break new ground have a refreshing and motivating effect on many. Even if not everyone has joined the running group yet...
About Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is a classic European grand hotel. Built by the Saxon king August “The Strong” in the 18th century as a pledge of love to his favourite mistress and faithfully restored in 1995, Grand Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski is a beautiful composition of Baroque art and contemporary elegance. It is located in the very heart of Dresden’s historic city centre, which also includes some of the city’s most renowned sights, such as the Semper Opera House, the Royal Palace and the Dresdner Zwinger. The hotel offers 213 elegant guestrooms and spacious suites. Dining options include the hotel’s French restaurant, the lobby café and the hotel bar with its remarkably large selection of whiskies. All of them offer large summer terraces. The hotel’s Bel Etage, with views of Dresden’s historic city centre, provides a proper setting for meetings, conventions, exclusive dinners or unforgettable cocktail receptions. All six function rooms feature connecting doors and are individually accessible through the Baroque double-barrelled staircase, which can provide a beautiful background for elegant receptions. Additionally, the divisible meeting space – the ballroom and the 800 sq m (8,611 sq ft) inner courtyard – can host events for up to 500 persons each. The Taschenbergpalais spa and pool area features an indoor pool, and a sauna and wellness area, making it the perfect place to relax and ease your body and mind.
About Kempinski Hotels
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. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 77 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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