St Moritz, 01. September 2014; 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.
Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains
The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is located right at the source of St. Moritz and only a few walking minutes from the famous lake with direct access to the slopes and Mountain bike trails at Corviglia. In 184 rooms & suites a great service is offered e.g. 24-hour room & Concierge service, babysitter service & special kids menus and bathrooms with heated floors. You will be spoiled in the awarded restaurants, in the Alpine Kempinski The Spa with indoor pool & extensive sauna landscape, Sport Shop & ski school and daylight banquet rooms with full technical equipment
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 manages a portfolio of 74 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East,
Africa and Asia. 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 is imbued with 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, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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