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5 Star Hotel instead of swimming pool

5 Star Hotel instead of swimming pool

Königstein im Taunus, 5 August 2013. Johanna is 17 years old. In one year she is going to finish her IB at the Strothoff International School, an international school in Frankfurt-Dreieich. What she is going to do after finishing school is not clear yet, that is the reason why she decided to do an internship in the field Business Development & Communications in the two 5-star-superior-Hotels Falkenstein Grand Kempinski and Villa Rothschild Kempinski during her summer break.

While her schoolmates are searching for the right swimwear on a late morning, Johanna gets up at 6 am during her summer break. Instead of comfortable free-time shorts Johanna’s clothes look more conservative these days. “A combination of black and white is good”, says Johanna, “it always looks classy and chic.” To be in time at her working place in Königstein im Taunus, she takes the train from Buchschlag near Frankfurt am Main at 7.30 am. At 9 am she arrives in Königstein, but not at her final destination. To reach the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski she has to take the bus.

Johanna would like to study in the fields “Business”, “Management” or “Hospitality” after her time in school. With her IB she has the chance to study in London or one of Chinas famous cities. To finally find out what she wants to be in the future she decided to do an internship again during her summer break. “It’s a great opportunity to see if I can see myself in the future doing this job,” describes Johanna. It is not the first internship for the passionate basketball player, who enjoys travelling. Last year she has already been working in London for JP Morgan Chase.

This year she decided to do “Business Development & Communications” for two hotels. What she is doing there? „During the first days I got to know the hotels and my new colleagues, “but then it started, “describes Johanna the past two weeks. She helped with photo shootings, created newsletters, worked with various content management systems for different websites of the hotels and their restaurants, constructing posters and supporting colleagues with the upcoming Christmas brochure. She learned a lot over the two weeks.

Andreas Koini, head of Strothoff International School supported his student on her way to make the best decisions for her future through the help of internships.” Our students are aligned to go their own way with their learned abilities. But of course supports the schools the students on their way.” Johanna although did not need that help, because she elected the internship herself, applied and was accepted very fast.

If she wants to study hospitality now, is still not clear. “But now I know, what I can expect from the future and it really helped me make an appropriate decision. Furthermore did I enjoy the time a lot.” That is Johanna’s resolution before school starts again.

About the Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Built between 1888 and 1894 for the banker Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild, the building has been known since 1949 as the “Cradle of the Federal Republic”. Today the Villa Rothschild with its close proximity to Frankfurt is an exclusive meeting place. 22 luxurious rooms and suits, 4 historical meeting rooms, Tizian’s Bar & Brasserie as well as the Restaurant Villa Rothschild which has 2 Michelin-stars and 18 Gault-Millau points offer comfortable chic for guest near Frankfurt am Main.

About the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski
The Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is a five-star boutique hotel in close proximity to the city of Frankfurt am Main. In addition to its exclusive location at the heart of a historic private park, it offers its guests outstanding cuisine and top-class service. The property, built by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1909 as a convalescent home for senior officers, offers besides 112 exclusive suites and rooms, nine separate function rooms for perfectly organized business meetings and private celebrations. The ASCARA, with its Leading Spa classification, offers hotel guests and regional visitors the perfect blend of a fitness club and a spa complex, and complements the offer of the Kempinski Hotel (opened in 1999) for visitors and connoisseurs from all over the world.

About Kempinski Hotels
Founded in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe. With more than 110 years of tradition behind it, the company offers its guests first class quality and exclusive service on an individual level throughout the world. In total, Kempinski operates five-star hotels in 32 countries. This offer is being continually extended with new hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia without losing sight of the demands of exclusivity and individuality. This demonstrates the expansionary power of the company. Their portfolio includes historic grand hotels, excellent city centre hotels, outstanding resorts and noble residencies. Kempinski is also a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a hotel network that is active throughout the world and one that celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

For further press information:
Dr. Broermann Hotels & Residences GmbH
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski | Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Lars Leyendecker
Director of Business Development & Communications
Debusweg 6–18
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 909046
Fax +49 6174 909912

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