Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Welcomes New General Manager
Jakarta, 8 February 2018—Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is proud to announce that it has appointed a new general manager. The industry veteran Sjefke Jansen brings his award-winning hospitality experience to the historical hotel.
Jansen actually started working in the industry as a humble kitchen trainee in Germany, in 1983. His passion for the profession then saw him leave Europe to work in Australia as Assistant Restaurant Manager in Sydney, in 1989. A true “global villager”, Jansen holds a Dutch passport but, funnily enough, does not speak the language. He was raised by his German mother, who sent young Sjefke to work in the kitchen of one of the busiest German hotels to get the discipline that he needed.
Jansen’s career then took him even further overseas, to Cape Town, the Maldives and then Singapore, where he worked as Food & Beverages Manager, overseeing 19 restaurants at the iconic Raffles Hotel. His first general manager position was at The Oberoi Mauritius in 2006.
Prior to his move to Jakarta, the avid golfer worked as General Manager for Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Russia. His new position at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is not his first appointment in Asia, and so he is quite thrilled to be back in this region. It is a position that this straightforward general manager, who counts cooking among his hobbies, sees as a wonderful homecoming.
“I feel blessed to have been offered this position at the most iconic hotel in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia,” said the father of three daughters. “I call Singapore home, but Jakarta is bursting with energy and passion and is always on the move, although it has a real heart and soul that reflects its fascinating history.”
About Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta:
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is located next to the iconic Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Roundabout) fountain at the heart of the city’s main shopping, business and lifestyle district. Its 289 rooms and suites offer grand views of Jakarta city, and the hotel features an array of amenities that caters to conventions and weddings, as well as a broad collection of restaurants and bars. Integrated with the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta also offers unmatched convenience for all its guests.
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 78 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.
Public Relations Executive
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 2358 3800