New E-commerce Manager Appointed at Kempinski Hotel Ajman
German-national Daniel Scholles has been promoted to the position of e-commerce manager.
Ajman, 1 August 2016; Daniel has been promoted from his most recent position as e-commerce coordinator at Kempinski Hotel Ajman.
Holding a diploma in International Hospitality Management from the IUBH School of Business and Management in Germany, Daniel commenced his hospitality career with InterContinental in Berchtesgaden and W Hotel in Barcelona, prior to joining the Kempinski family in 2013 and rapidly working his way up the career ladder to numerous positions at Kempinski hotels in Changsha and Guiyang in China, Kempinski in St. Moritz and, lastly, in Ajman.
Daniel has developed expertise throughout the years in hotels’ major departments and gained wide experience in the digital landscape, as well as providing support to the region’s hotel opening teams as a task force assignment.
Daniel is independently running his own department, and owing to his firm dedication, after joining Kempinski Ajman in June 2015, he increased the GRI by 3.8% in the first six months, and as per the Cornell study, a 1% increase in GRI means a 1.6% increase in RevPAR, meaning that RevPAR was uplifted by 5% and the F&B revenue generated through e-commerce activities, comparing year-to-date since June 2015.
In his new role, Daniel will continue being responsible for overseeing and implementing all aspects of e-commerce activities, including Kempinski CMS, online reputation and SEO to drive a compelling e-commerce strategy leading towards business objectives and growth in line with the Kempinski digital strategy.
Commenting on the recent appointment, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Ajman Kai Schukowski said: “Due to the increasing shift towards hotels’ online presence, we are delighted to have such a young and dynamic person as Daniel in charge. Working throughout all the departments of a hotel – front office, F&B, marketing, housekeeping, revenue and e-commerce – has further helped him to understand the operations. He is the right person to spearhead and take over e-commerce from scratch, showing results in such a short time.”
About Kempinski Hotel Ajman:
Situated 25 km from Dubai International Airport, Kempinski Hotel Ajman is an ideal luxury destination, which features a private 500 m white sandy beach, set in a serene vicinity. The 180 splendid rooms, each with its own private balcony, offer mesmerising views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s 12 food and beverage outlets provide an excellent selection of cafés, bars and restaurants, offering something for every palate, ranging from gourmet Italian to authentic Indian cuisines. The hotel is also equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and two spas for a revivifying experience. Activities ranging from jet-skiing, scuba diving and windsurfing to even fishing are catered for. Collectively, Kempinski Hotel Ajman promises a tranquil setting, where European luxury meets Arabic culture, providing a memorable experience.
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 comprises a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues 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 hotels.