Klaus Kabelitz, who left his position as general manager at London’s Berkeley hotel, has joined the Dorchester Collection as general manager of Le Richemond in Geneva.
Geneva / NationalTurk – Klaus Kabelitz, the former general manager of the Berkeley London since 2003, has taken his new post as general manager as Dorchester Collections Le Richemond Geneva on 23 April and will be based in Switzerland at the 109-bedroom hotel. He will be reporting directly to François Delahaye, the chief operating officer at Dorchester Collections. Kabelitz had been promoted from his previous position of house manager at sister hotel, Claridge’s. Prior to this, Kabelitz had worked for eight years with Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts in Berlin and London, having started his career with Hilton Worldwide in London, Geneva and New York.
German-born Klaus Kabelitz completed his hotel apprenticeship in Düsseldorf and the general manager programme through the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
‘ I am delighted to be joining Le Richemond and taking this prestigious hotel into a new era, particularly with the exciting schedule of renovations, he stated. ‘ I am passionate about delivering the ultimate in guest service and look forward to seeing Le Richemond in its rightful position at the centre of Geneva society.’ the veteran general manager added.
Le Richemond joined the elite Dorchester Collection’s portfolio on 1 August 2011, having previously been managed by Rocco Forte Hotels. Set on the banks of beautiful Lake Geneva, the iconic property is the Dorchester Collection’s first third-party management agreement.
Dorchester Collection owns and manages 9 Luxury Hotels around the world
Dorchester Collection is a luxury hotel operator owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), an arm of the Ministry of Finance of Brunei. The elite Dorchester Collection owns and manages 9 luxury five star hotels, The Dorchester in London , The Beverly Hills Hotel at Beverly Hills, Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Meurice in Paris, Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Coworth Park in Ascot, 45 Park Lane and Le Richemond in Geneva.