Emirates Palace sees the appointment of Leon Baum as its new Hotel Manager. He will be working closely with General Manager Holger Schroth, who has been at Emirates Palace since 2013.
Baum will be overseeing the daily operations at the iconic Abu Dhabi hotel, and will play an active role in implementing key strategies and new initiatives.
“We are delighted to welcome Leon to Emirates Palace,” says Schroth. “With an illustrious career highlighted by quick growth, and experience holding senior positions in two of Kempinski’s leading properties, it is befitting that Leon joins us at Emirates Palace. He is a proven operations leader, and I am confident that he will contribute greatly to the success of the Palace for our guests and owners.”
Baum, a British national, brings 17 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry to his new role. He joins the Emirates Palace team from Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, where he held the same position. Prior to Turkey, Baum held the position of General Manager at The Stafford London by Kempinski, where he began his career with Kempinski Hotels in 2006.