Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hotel Adlon Kempinski has a new Hotel Manager. Carsten Seubert takes up his duties as Deputy to the Managing Director Matthias Al-Amiry on 5 October 2017 and will be responsible for all operational procedures at this historic hotel. He is taking over from Marcus Scholz who held the position on an interim basis.
“I am very much looking forward to leading the team at Hotel Adlon Kempinski,” says Carsten Seubert. “It is a real honour and challenge for me to manage a hotel of this size and prestige and with such a reputation. I am also returning to Germany after working abroad for ten years and to the place where my career began.”
The 37-year-old Hotel Manager can look back on an impressive career in the luxury hotel sector which has not only provided him with extensive international experience and specialist knowledge but has also demonstrated his organisational talent. Carsten Seubert last worked at the resort hotel, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains in the Bulgarian resort of Bansko where he had been General Manager since 2015. This position included the planning and organisation of renovation work in the guest rooms, suites and public areas of the resort.
Carsten Seubert was born in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, and began his career in 2001 with a course in hotel management at the state vocational college in Munich, gaining work experience at the Hilton Munich City Hotel. After his apprenticeship, the cosmopolitan hotelier was drawn to the other side of the globe and Australia. During this “gap year”, he worked his way across Australia and gained his first professional experience as a shift leader and duty manager at the Vulcan Hotel in Sydney. In 2005, he returned to Munich and took up his first post as Conference & Event Sales Coordinator at the Hilton Munich Park hotel. Just two years later, he moved to Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich as Event & Group Sales Manager. Carsten Seubert’s deep passion for quality led to an appointment as Corporate Training Manager at Kempinski’s Geneva head office in 2008. This position involved developing and implementing training programmes for the hotel group with a global presence, in the fields of Event & Group Sales and Web & eCommerce. In 2010, he moved to The Stafford London by Kempinski where, as Executive Assistant Manager, he was substantially involved in the renovation phase and subsequent reopening of the London hotel. Two years later, the ambitious Bavarian was off to China and the Kempinski Hotel Yixing. At this hotel he held the same position and was responsible for the opening of the 456-room hotel in 2013. The same year, he was promoted to Hotel Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, in charge of major projects to restructure all F&B outlets and carry out extensive renovation. Finally in 2015, he moved to Bulgaria as General Manager.