Holger Schroth, GM of Kempinski’s Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, sits down with hosco.tv to talk about what it’s like to run one of the world’s most luxurious, iconic hotels—and about what it took to get there. A true Kempinski veteran, Schroth served in several executive positions with the company and managed both the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and the Hotel Kempinski Mall of the Emirates prior to taking the reins at Emirates Palace. According to Schroth, what sets this challenge apart from the others is its scale: Emirates Palace sits on one million square meters of land, holds 72 elevators, and boasts 1’204 Swarovski crystal chandeliers! With over 1’400 staff members of 62 different nationalities to oversee, Schroth says he has learned to delegate and to follow two important rules: treat people the way you would like to be treated, and stick to your promises. His top key to success? The willingness to be mobile in his career, which has led him so far from Germany to China, Spain, Thailand, and the UAE, twice. Curious to hear more about his distinguished career and plans for the future? Watch the full video!
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