The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has appointed
Mr. Alexander Pichel as General Manager.
Alex has transferred to
Bangkok from the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
where he worked as General Manager.
Alex, a German national, is a hospitality
industry veteran who brings 30 years of experience to the Siam
Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
He began his career in the hospitality
industry in 1988, working as a bellboy at the Bristol Hotel
Kempinski Berlin before moving to the reservations department at
the Hyatt Carlton Tower in London.
In 1994, he moved to Argentina where he worked
as IS Manager (taskforce) at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. He
returned to the Hyatt Carlton Tower in London where he held a
series of management positions before moving to Germany in 2000 to
become Director of Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Mainz. In 2003, he
became the hotel’s Deputy General Manager. The following year,
Alex was appointed as Resident Manager at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in
His first General Manager position was at the
Hyatt Regency Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan at the age of 34 years. He
then moved to Hotel Astoria and Hotel Angleterre – The Rocco Forte
Collection in St. Petersburg, Russia as General Manager and
General Director of the Owning Company.
His next appointment was as Managing Director
for a number of Rosewood hotels in the Middle East. In 2015, Alex
joined the Kempinski Group as General Manager of the Hotel
Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta – his first appointment in Asia.
“I feel very honoured to be part of this
Kempinski flagship property in Bangkok – a city considered to be
one of the most exciting and vivacious in the world. I am thrilled
to be here,” said Alex. “I believe that, in order to deliver a
truly memorable experience for our guests, we must adopt and
maintain the highest standards of service at every level of our
operations. Of course, every hotel has beds – but what makes us
different from our competitors is that we strive day after day to
merge seamlessly our European heritage with world-famous Thai
service and hospitality. Every detail, no matter how small,
matters to all of us at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. I am
looking forward to welcoming local and international guests to
Bangkok’s only city-resort style property,” he added.
Alex is married and has two