Riga, 16 April, 2018 - Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, Latvia’s first five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel is pleased to announce that Mr. Leon Baum has been appointed as the hotel’s new General Manager as of April 1, 2018.
Mr. Baum is a well-seasoned hotelier with in-depth operational experience and has been with Kempinski group since 2007. He is a highly respected professional who has gained international experience in London as General Manager of the Stafford by Kempinski, Turkey as Hotel Manager of the Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul and most recently in Abu Dhabi where he held the position of Hotel Manager at the prestigious Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi.
With his 11-year career in the hospitality industry and extensive knowledge and experience of luxury brands at Kempinski Group, Mr. Baum is the ideal candidate to lead the magnificent Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga and position our first property in Latvia as the front runner in Riga's luxury hotel market.
“We will continue to provide our guests with memorable experiences and uphold the traditions of which Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is so proud, while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value into the future” said Mr. Leon Baum, General Manager of Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.
About Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga:
With the famous Latvian National Opera House by its side and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at its feet, the hotel presents a whole new level of comfort and elegance to both city guests and locals. Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga features 141 first class rooms and suites, two gourmet restaurants and three bars, six spacious meeting rooms, including the Grand Ballroom, a world-class SPA and wellness facility, as well as an aromatic pastry shop right next to it. Offering breath-taking panoramic views of the capital, refined service and rich cultural experience, the new hotel is set to become The place to be in the welcoming Riga city.
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 76 fivestar hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. 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.