Change of leadership at over 1,800 metres

Reto Stöckenius is taking over as general manager the management of the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz. The 52-year-old Swiss man is a specialist in the field of development and has over 25 years of international experience in the luxury hotel industry.

Last worked Reto Stöckenius as Board Member and Managing Director for the Tessal & Leopoldo Hotels (Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel, Villa Sassa Hotel Residence & Spa, Esplanade Hotel & Spa and Spa Cademario Hotel & Spa).

In 1989, he set the first milestone in his career by graduating from the Hotel Management School in Lausanne. Two years later, he moved to the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. The next steps of his career led him through the Dominican Republic to St. Moritz, where he exhibited his management skills at the Kulm Hotel in the food and beverage department. The next position was as food and beverage director at the Caesar Park Panama Westin Hotels & Resorts in Panama. His first challenge as general manager occurred when he joined in 1997, the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras, after which he assumed leadership of the Riu Gran Palace Maspalomas Oasis, also in the Canaries. Then, 2004 saw his career as general manager continuing to the Tessal & Leopoldo Hotels in the Villa Sassa Hotel Residence & Spa. Now, Stöckenius returns to St. Moritz after almost 20 years.

"For me it is a kind of coming home, and at the same time, a great challenge. I am very proud to manage such a magnificent and important Kempinski flagship hotel, and I am looking forward to getting to know the team and, of course, the guests," says Mr. Stöckenius.

Reto Stöckenius is moving with his wife and four children to the Engadine and is following Rupert Simoner, who served as general manager and senior vice president Europe for over ten years from the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains.

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