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Otto Kurzendorfer takes the helm at The Regency Kuwait

Otto Kurzendorfer takes the helm at The Regency Kuwait

The Abdul Razzaq Al Sane & Sons Group of Companies announced the appointment of Mr Otto Kurzendorfer as General Manager for its flagship hotel, The Regency Kuwait in Salmiya district. Reopened in 2009 after a complete 4 years rebuild, this 1981 opened Kuwait landmark beachfront Resort and Convention Hotel offers a majestic lobby of eclectic taste and composition, 203 keys including 50 suites of ultimate luxury and a variety of dining and recreational choices, including a state of the art Ladies Lounge with 2 climate-controlled pools and separate indoor and outdoor dining.

Mr Kurzendorfer joins The Regency Kuwait with a well-established career in hospitality management and operation, spanning 3 decades and 3 continents. From humble beginnings in the kitchen, working in prestigious Leading Hotel of the World and Relais & Chateaux trophy hotels such as the Savoy in London and the Munich Mandarin Oriental, building the foundations of his career before attending a German higher hotel school in Dortmund.

The following 22 years saw Otto work with global hotel giants, as Kempinski, IHG and Starwood, which included spending 10 years in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Syria and Qatar before taking his first General Manager role in 2007 in Shanghai. After 6 years in China he returned to Dubai for another 4 years with JA Resorts & Hotels as General Manager of their flagship resort complex which included JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel.

His recent appointment in Kuwait is described by Kurzendorfer as “a lifelong dream to lead a team in a hotel offering ultimate luxury, European flair in an Arabesque setting. The Regency Kuwait is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Kuwaiti hospitality”.

A belief that is supported by the hotel winning the prestigious World Travel Award competition as the ‘Best Luxury Hotel in Kuwait’ six years in a row. “This proves the continuous commitment of the Al Sane Group and the hotel team to achieve and maintain the highest level of guest satisfaction – creating remarkable hospitality born from Kuwaiti tradition” stated Kurzendofer.

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