Rene Detzen has been appointed New General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko welcomes its new General Manager – Rene Detzen. Having worked in Germany, Malta, Azerbaijan and Russia, Rene Detzen brings more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position.

He began his career at Kempinski in 2005, working as a waiter at Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich. In 2007, he became the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the iconic Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin in Germany. Three years later, he moved to the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo in Malta, where he held the position of Food and Beverage Manager.

In 2012, Mr. Detzen became the Food and Beverage Director of Kempinski Hotel Badamar Baku in Azerbaijan. The following year, again in the same position, he moved to Kempinski Hotel Baltschug Moscow and stayed there for one year. His career path continued with a change to the luxury hotel brand Rocco Forte Hotels, where he spent over seven years. He worked for Hotel Astoria Saint Petersburg as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of food and beverage, followed by a promotion to Hotel Manager. In 2022, Rene Detzen joined the Kempinski family again as Hotel Manager of Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich for one year before moving to Bansko.
Mr. Detzen holds a Diploma in Hospitality Business Administration. He is a German national and in addition to his mother tongue, he speaks fluent English. Rene Detzen is married and has two children.

Rene Detzen is taking over his new position from Christian Ruge, who served as the General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko for almost four years. Mr. Ruge will continue his professional career with Kempinski as General Manager of Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in Thailand.

About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 26 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, a fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.

About Kempinski

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. Today, the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

Media contact:
Emiliya Kordeva – Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
T +359 749 88568 · M +359 889 920 030 · [email protected]