Kempinski Hotels has appointed Hany Abdelmoneim as General Manager at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare.
Having previously worked in divergent destinations such as Egypt, China and the Middle East, Abdelmoneim brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new appointment.
Hany Abdelmoneim Appointed New General Manager at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare.
Photo credit © Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare
Abdelmoneim returns to the Kempinski Group (and indeed, to the Seychelles property, where he served as interim general manager in 2014) from his most recent assignment as general manager at the Wanda Vista Lanzhou in China.
He began his hospitality career as a reservations agent with Cairo Marriott Hotel & Casino, Egypt, in 1988. Abdelmoneim grew through the ranks, gaining valuable experience and leadership positions in sales and rooms divisions in both Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh, before moving to the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar, as Director of Rooms in 2004.
Abdelmoneim joined Kempinski in 2005, as Executive Assistant Manager at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan. His career with Europe’s oldest luxury hotel chain saw him taking up top management positions for the pre-opening of Kempinski’s properties in Soma Bay, Egypt (2008), and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (2012), where he served as general manager for both hotels.
His next challenge took him to the bustling city of Lanzhou in Gansu Province in Northwest China, as general manager at the five-star Wanda Vista Lanzhou in 2016.
Abdelmoneim returned to the Seychelles in December and remarked that he is delighted to be back in the island nation.
‘Seychelles is a dream destination for most travellers,’ said Abdelmoneim, ‘and I am excited to be joining a team dedicated to making dreams come true.’
Abdelmoneim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel Management from the Faculty of Tourism & Hotel Management, Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt, and has over ten years of experience as a general manager.
Located on the famous Baie Lazare, in the exclusive south-end of Mahé Island, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare offers guests round-the-clock expertise, dedication and unmatched Creole hospitality in dazzling surroundings of untouched, natural beauty. This beachfront paradise, nestled in a secluded bay at the foothills of a magnificent mountain range, offers a private haven for romantics at heart, an activity-packed family getaway or the perfect destination for corporate gatherings and events.
About Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare
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 79 five-star hotels and residences in 34 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.