Kempinski Hotels has appointed Christian Ruge as the new general manager at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Bulgaria.

Having worked in Germany, New York, Poland, Egypt, China, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Ruge brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position.

Ruge started his career at Hotel InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany, moving in 2001 to Hotel InterContinental in New York, followed by stints in Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Hotel Le Meridien Munich, Sofitel in Munich, Poland and Luxor in Egypt. In 2012, he joined the Kempinski family as hotel manager of Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich followed by general manager stints at Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, Kempinski Hotel Ajman (UAE), Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko and Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.