Frankfurt, 28 May 2015: Jumeirah Frankfurt, the first hotel in Germany of the Dubai-based Jumeirah Group, has appointed Nicole Kienzler as the new Director of Rooms, Thomas Rettig as Food and Beverage Manager and Frank Hartung as the Head Chef.
Doris Greif, Regional Vice President Europe and General Manager of Jumeirah Frankfurt, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicole, Thomas and Frank to our team as we are constantly working to build on the already exceptional levels of service experienced at the hotel. We are confident that with their innovation and hard work we will continue to be the leading hotel in Frankfurt and take Jumeirah Frankfurt to further success.”
A German national, Nicole Kienzler brings extensive expert knowledge to Jumeirah Frankfurt gained from her roles at hotels in Germany and the United States. Previously Nicole worked as the Director of Rooms at Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York, Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg, Starwood Capital in Berlin and The Plaza, a Fairmont managed hotel in New York. Nicole is now responsible for the entire Front Office, Housekeeping and Talise Spa operations of Jumeirah Frankfurt. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Hotel Management from the Duale Hochschule Ravensburg, Nicole also has several certifications from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Thomas Rettig, a German national, also brings broad experience to Jumeirah Frankfurt. He was part of the pre-opening team at ‘nhow’ Hotel and Hotel Maritim both in Berlin, as well as roles in France, South Africa and England during his early career. Prior to joining Jumeirah Frankfurt, he was Food and Beverage Manager at Swissôtel in Berlin where he managed five outlets. In his new role as Food and Beverage Manager, Thomas is responsible for overseeing all Food and Beverage outlets in the luxury hotel including the signature restaurant Max on One, chic Ember Bar & Lounge and the conference banqueting.
Frank Hartung was appointed Head Chef at Jumeirah Frankfurt in May 2015. He spent his early career in Germany, United States, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates where he gained experience in various positions at Hotel Baur au Lac in Zürich, Grand Hyatt in Dubai and Hilton Hotel in Mainz. After graduating from the Hotel Academy in Heidelberg, with a Bachelor degree in professional cookery and kitchen management, Frank worked as Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg in 2011. Before joining Jumeirah Frankfurt, he was Executive Chef at Hotel Graf Zeppelin Steigenberger in Stuttgart from January 2013. Frank will oversee the modern grillroom restaurant Max on One, the hotel’s 217 in-room dining service and the conference banqueting.
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About Jumeirah Frankfurt:
The luxury hotel Jumeirah Frankfurt is located in the heart of Frankfurt, in walking distance to the Opera house, the banking quarter and famous shopping streets. The hotel comprises of 217 guestrooms and suites located on 24 floors, the largest rooms in Frankfurt, managing to be modern yet timeless as well as presenting fantastic views of the city's skyline. Wooden floors, warm colouring in walnut and honey, complemented by contemporary German art by Hartwig Ebersbach add to the ambience. Jumeirah Frankfurt’s dining option consists of the modern signature restaurant Max on One and the elegant “Ember Bar & Lounge’. The exclusive, Jumeirah brand ‘Talise’ spa boasts two saunas, dedicated relaxation areas, five treatment rooms and an extensive range of tailor-made experiences in a luxurious atmosphere. With natural daylight, spacious layouts, high ceilings and innovative cuisine, Jumeirah Frankfurt offers versatility and exceptional service to ensure that every event is successful. The sophisticated meeting and event facilities on the third floor with 730 m2 provide the perfect setting to create shining and unforgettable experiences whilst providing ultimate privacy and security.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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