New GM for Villa Rosa Kempinski & Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya
Italian native Roberto Simone has joined Kempinski Hotels from Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts, where he was based in Shanghai
Kempinski Hotels has appointed Roberto Simone as the general manager in charge of the luxury city hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski, and the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski.
An Italian native, Simone has a wealth of experience that comes from working for luxury hospitality brands such as JW Marriott, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Silversea Six Star Cruise Line, among many others.
Since 2017, he occupied the role of chief operating officer with the Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts, based in Shanghai, where he managed three operating hotels, five pre-openings and eight properties in the development pipeline. During his career, the 53-year-old has worked in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa.
Simone holds a Global MBA in Finance from Durham University Business School, UK, with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis as well as certifications in Hotel Real Estate, Asset Management and Investment Analysis from institutions such as Cornell University, NYU Business School and Wharton Business School.