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The Regency Kuwait names new GM

January 7, 2019

The Regency Kuwait, a luxury five-star hotel in the country, has appointed Otto Kurzendorfer as its new general manager.

Kurzendorfer joins The Regency Kuwait with a well-established career in hospitality management and operation, spanning three decades and three continents. From humble beginnings in the kitchen to working in prestigious Leading Hotel of the World and Relais & Chateaux trophy hotels such as the Savoy in London and the Munich Mandarin Oriental, Kurzendorfer built the foundations of his career before attending a German higher hotel school in Dortmund.

The following 22 years saw Kurzendorfer work with global hotel giants, as Kempinski, IHG and Starwood, which included spending 10 years in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Syria and Qatar before taking his first general manager role in 2007 in Shanghai. After six years in China, he returned to Dubai for another four years with JA Resorts & Hotels as general manager of their flagship resort complex which included JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel.

Kurzendorfer said: 'It has been a lifelong dream to lead a team in a hotel offering ultimate luxury, with European flair in an Arabesque setting. The Regency Kuwait is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Kuwaiti hospitality.'

Reopened in 2009 after four years of rebuilding, the Regency Kuwait offers a majestic lobby of eclectic taste and composition, 203 keys including 50 suites of ultimate luxury and a variety of dining and recreational choices, including a state of the art Ladies Lounge with two climate-controlled pools and separate indoor and outdoor dining.

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