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News from Bangkok

10 Aug 2023

Christian Ruge Named New GM of Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Bangkok, 10 August 2023 – Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is delighted to announce the appointment of Christian Ruge as the new General Manager, effective 1 August 2023. Ruge’s internationally seasoned career in hotel management and leadership extends across Europe, USA, the Middle East, and Asia, promising a new era of excellence and innovation for the hotel that is a landmark of luxury and wellness in the heart of the city.

Born in Essen, Germany, Christian Ruge’s impressive 25-year journey in hospitality management has seen him hold important positions in key locations worldwide. He began his career at the Hotel InterContinental Frankfurt, Germany, quickly moving up the ranks to work at their top properties in Europe and USA. Ruge’s time with Sofitel Hotels & Resorts included serving as General Manager at the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor in Egypt and Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town in Poland. In 2012 he joined Kempinski Hotels, and his diverse international experience with the brand includes successful tenures as General Manager in Saudi Arabia (Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh), United Arab Emirates (Kempinski Hotel Ajman), and China (Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan).

Prior to joining Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, he was the general manager at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in the famous ski resort town of Bansko in Bulgaria. Under his leadership, the hotel received several prestigious awards in 2022, including Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Hotel Spa, and Leading Lifestyle Hotel by World Travel Awards.

With an MBA in General Management, and a series of professional development courses from Cornell University, USA, Ruge brings an advanced understanding of the hospitality industry. His expertise includes strategic management, hotel real estate investments and asset management, demand management, and new media in hospitality marketing.

His commitment to creating a world-class experience for guests and his remarkable achievements in previous roles position him perfectly to take the reins of Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The entire team is thrilled to welcome him and looks forward to the exciting, innovative strategies he will bring to enhance the property and experience for our esteemed guests.