Back in Italy
Venice, February 29, 2016 – From Rome via Berlin to Venice: Benedikt Jaschke is General Manager at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice and is in charge of the opening and management of the new Kempinski property. Born in Munich, he previously held the position of Hotel Manager and was deputy to the Managing Director Emile Bootsma at Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. Moreover, he returns to Italy after already having worked at Hotel Hassler in Rome and Hotel Il Principe die Savoia in Milan, which is part of the Dorchester Collection.
The opening of San Clemente Palace Kempinski will take place before Easter on 24 March.
“San Clemente Palace is a truly beautiful palazzo. Thanks to its outstanding location on an island, there is a lot of potential,” says Benedikt Jaschke. “I am happy to have the opportunity to revitalize the resort together with my team, to reconnect it to this unique city and to make it one of the places to be – for the in-house guests and the Venetians alike.”
The 40year old German national has already an impressive career within the hospitality business, as proof of not only his international experience, but also his professional knowledge and organisational talent. Before moving to Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin at the beginning of 2015, he worked as Resident Manager at Hotel Hassler in the very heart of Rome and the associated Il Palazzetto for almost four years.
Benedikt Jaschke started his professional career with an apprenticeship as a hotel specialist in 1994 at Hotel “Alter Wirt” in Munich. Afterwards, he moved to Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski and focused on Food & Beverage – first as Demi Chef de Rang, and later as Executive Steward. In 2000, he went abroad for the first time and spent a year at Frenchman’s Creek Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, followed by stations at Kempinski Hotel Ajman in the United Arabian Emirates, and Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St. Moritz, where he formed part of the opening team as a purchaser and Assistant F&B Manager.
In 2004, he moved to Milan and started working at Hotel Il Principe di Savoia. During the following two years, he was in charge of the reconstruction and reorganisation of the restaurants and banqueting area. He returned to Germany in 2006. He then managed the luxury hotel Schlosshotel Lerbach in Bergisch Gladbach for five years – first as Resident Manager, and later as General Manager. He was also in charge of the gourmet restaurant Lerbach, led by Dieter Müller and awarded with three Michelin stars during that time.
In addition to his mother tongue German, he is fluent in English and Italian. Benedikt Jaschke is married and the father of three children