New General Manager
Venice, 18th April 2019 – San Clemente Palace Kempinski, the Venetian luxury resort uniquely located on its own private island just ten minutes away from St. Mark's Square, has appointed Alper Can Bulcum as its new General Manager.
Alper Can Bulcum joins Kempinski from The St. Regis, Istanbul, bringing more than 30 years of professional experience in Turkey and abroad to his new role.
Early in his career, Bulcum served in revenue management positions at The Ritz-Carlton in Istanbul and Bahrain. Over the following years, he was appointed to increasingly elevated senior management positions across a number of the world’s most prestigious international hotel brands. The seasoned global hotelier has contributed to openings, renovations and re-brandings for Hyatt Baku, Intercontinental in Almaty, Wyndham Hotel Group Istanbul, the Regent Almaty and the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
Important recognitions have been achieved when he was awarded GM of the year, Wyndham Hotel Group, EMEAI in 2014, Hotel of the year, Luxury Marriott Brands, Europe 2017 as well as Hotel of the year, Wyndham Hotel Groups, EMEA 2013.
A native of Turkey, he holds a degree in hotel management from Hacettepe University in Ankara and is fluent in both English and Turkish. While his current role draws on his expertise in operations management, strategic planning and customer satisfaction, he maintains a life-long passion for sales, marketing and revenue management. The acknowledged industry leader considers team building and a focus on people management to be essential to success.
About San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
The resort hotel has an impressive heritage and is uniquely situated on San Clemente Island in the Lagoon of Venice. Set among a centuries-old park, antique courtyards and monastery buildings, the hotel provides the perfect setting for total relaxation, just minutes from the bustle of Venice. All 190 rooms and suites provide a stunning view of Venice, the lagoon, the gardens or the inner courtyards. The hotel also offers six convention rooms for up to 450 people, and together with the whole complex and its surrounding grounds, it is the ideal place for weddings and other events,with the historic scenery providing an unforgettable setting.
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 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.
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