New GM revealed for Kempinski Hotel Ajman

Christian Ruge is set to lead the Kempinski Hotel Ajman, with more than 25 years of hospitality experience

Christian Ruge.
Christian Ruge.

Kempinski Hotel Ajman has appointed Christian Ruge as the new general manager, effective this month (January 2017).

Ruge has joined the property in the UAE's Northern Emirates after its previous general manager, Kai Schukowski, moved to Lithuania to head a hotel in the country's capital.

German national Ruge has 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and graduated in 2003 from Cornell University, USA, with certificates in Strategic Management and Rooms Management, followed by an MBA in General Management at the University of Wales/Fern Uni Hagen in 2010.

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Ruge began his career with InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany, followed by various leadership positions in revenue, front office and executive office operations in New York and Germany.

He continued his career path with French luxury hotel brand Sofitel from 2004 to 2012 in Germany, Poland and Egypt, where he held several general manager positions.

He joined Kempinski in 2012 as a hotel manager for Kempinski Hotel Airport in Munich, Germany, and most recently held the general manager position at Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, China.

Ruge said in a statement: "I am honoured to be a part of and to support this fantastic team with hoteliers of over 50 different nationalities, where everyone is bringing in the best of their culture.

"I am thrilled to be working in this interesting, fast-developing environment in the Middle East and to witness the continuous success and achievements of the very first Kempinski hotel in the Middle East region.”


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