Axel Bethke appointed as General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Bahía
Kempinski Hotel Bahia has announced the appointment of Axel Bethke as General Manager. Following a more than 20-year long career with brands such as Capella Hotels, Ritz Carlton and Kempinski in cities including Munich, Beijing, Amman and Chengdu, the hotelier re-joins Kempinski after his most recent assignment as General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
His fifth appointment with Kempinski Hotels at the redesigned Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona is an exciting move for Bethke and family. “I am delighted to be here, Spain is a beautiful country, the people are warm hearted and energized, it will be an exciting journey for all involved.” He later stated “the energy and positivity that the team exude will give me a great basis on which to steer the Hotel as one of the leading hotels in Spain, especially after an extensive redesign of the hotel lobby and restaurants”.
Bethke’s background and passion about Food & Beverage will also enhance the implementation of the new culinary concept of the Hotel – El Paseo del Mar launched in April 2018. El Paseo del Mar is a hub that combines three fantastic venues with a cool yet refined environment, all within the hotel grounds.