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Samir R. Wildemann Joins Kempinski as Senior Vice President Operations South-East Asia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 15 May 2015

Samir R. Wildemann has been appointed as General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Thailand, and Senior Vice President Operations South-East Asia for Kempinski Hotels.

A 28-year veteran hotelier, Wildemann has extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry both within Europe and Asia, particularly in Thailand which he has called home for nearly two decades.

Wildemann has held a number of senior hotel management positions in leading five-star hotels. His most recent posts include Pre-Opening General Manager, General Manager and Corporate Executive Officer of The Okura Prestige Bangkok.

With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry including the opening of numerous top hotels in Bangkok and beyond as well as his in-depth knowledge about the region, Samir R. Wildemann is well-suited to lead the operations of the groups flagship hotel in Asia, Siam Kempinski Hotel, and to secure its front-runner position in Bangkoks luxury hotel market and in the region, said Marcus van der Wal, Chief Operating Officer of Kempinski Hotels.

A German national, Wildemann earned dual diplomas in tourism and hotel management as well as food and beverage from the Klessheim School of Hotel Management and Tourism in Austria after spending most of his childhood in Thailand, Japan and India. In addition to his mother tongue, he speaks fluent English and French.

Wildemann replaces Alejandro Bernab, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Hotels late in 2014.

Kempinski, GM, General Manager, Samir R. Wildemann, SVP, Senior Vice President

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