Kempinski Hotels has appointed luxury hospitality professional, Roberto Simone, as general manager in charge of the luxury city hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski and the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya.

Roberto has worked for some of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands such as JW Marriott, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Silversea Six Star Cruise Line, among others. Since 2017, Roberto was chief operating officer with Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts, based in Shanghai.

“Taking into consideration Roberto’s extensive experience in hospitality management and prior exposure in Africa, we are confident that he will successfully lead the team at Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi and Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara,” says Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels.