Phoenicia Hotel names new GM, terminates old management

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Brice Kemper has been appointed General Manager of the Phoenicia Hotel Malta with effect from 29 July, according to a company announcement published by Phoenicia Finance Company Plc on the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). The company has terminated its hotel management agreement in respect of the Phoenicia Hotel with effect from 25 March, the announcement adds.

Mr Kemper was the Resident Manager of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap D’Antibes on the French Riviera. He has decades of experience in the hospitality sector, having worked in high-end hotels across the globe.

He started his career in the late 1990s, working for The Lodge at Vail in Vail Valley, Colorado, before moving to New York where he spent two years at the five-star The Peninsula, on 5th Avenue, as Front Office Manager. Moving to France, Mr Kemper held managerial positions at the Four Seasons Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, and the Vista Palace Hôtel, both on the Côte D’Azur.

The company expects the appointment to strengthen the group’s commitment in order to retain its current position as a leading luxury five-star hotel in the local hospitality sector, the announcement says.

Terminating management

Having taken immediate effect on 25 March, the company terminated the hotel management agreement in respect of the Phoenicia Hotel, the announcement says.

However, the termination is not expected to have any material impact on the guarantor’s operations, the company says in the announcement. It has reverted to trading as an independent hotel for the foreseeable future, with continuous investment in operational excellence.

In addition, the Phoenicia Hotel’s membership in “The Leading Hotels of the World”, governed by a hotel membership agreement entered into between the Guarantor and Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) Services on 1 December 2015.

The company announcement is available for public view on the official website of the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE).