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Forbes World’s Best Employers List 2021 reveals Kempinski Hotels as #1 in the Travel and Leisure Industry

By Eva-Maria Panzer, Senior Director Corporate Public Relations for Kempinski Hotels
11 November 2021
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Geneva, 18 October 2021 – The just published prestigious Forbes World’s Best Employers List 2021 has been revealed and ranks Kempinski Hotels as #1 in the travel and leisure industry (ranking #63 among all industries) resulting from an independent and anonymous survey run by Forbes and its partners. This outstanding achievement represents a clear sign that the luxury hotel group with its 18,000 employees around the globe delivers on its employee engagement promise and puts employees in the centre of the business.

“Above all, this accolade goes to our people“, states Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board Kempinski AG. „After months of hardship, this achievement is a testimonial of our collective commitment to creating a workplace where talents can develop their crafts and refine their skills, but also a place where to share a great sense of community and belonging. It also confirms that authentic care at Kempinski Hotels is not a tactic but an essential part of who we are. We are slowly recovering from very difficult months. And it is during exceptional crises that relationships are tested. But it is during these same times that deep bonds and long-term loyalty come to the forefront.”

“Employee engagement represents one of the core pillars of our People Vision“, adds Melissa Salibi, Chief Human Resources Officer Kempinski Hotels. „To talk in sports language: Good teams play together, great teams play for each other ! We thank all our team members for their dedication, pride and care that make Kempinski a workplace where everyone can thrive.”

About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 79 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

For further press information, contact:
Eva-Maria Panzer · Senior Director Corporate Public Relations
Kempinski Hotels · 10, Rue de Hollande · 1204 Geneva · Switzerland
T +41 79 309 8252 – evamaria.panzer@kempinski.com

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