The German national Ruge packs in 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having graduated in 2003 from Cornell University, U.S.A., with certificates in Strategic Management and Rooms Management, followed by the MBA in General Management at the University of Wales/Fern Uni Hagen in 2010.
Christian Ruge began his career with InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany, followed by various leadership positions in revenue, front office and executive office operations in New York and Germany. Ruge continued his career path with French luxury hotel brand Sofitel from 2004 to 2012 in Germany, Poland and Egypt, where he held several General Manager positions.
He joined Kempinski in 2012 as a Hotel Manager for Kempinski Hotel Airport in Munich, Germany, and most recently held the General Manager position at Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, China. In January 2017, Ruge took on the assignment of Kempinski Hotel Ajman as its General Manager, and will henceforth be overseeing the award-winning Kempinski property in Ajman.
Ruge said: “I am honoured to be a part of and to support this fantastic team with hoteliers of over 50 different nationalities, where everyone is bringing in the best of their culture, and I am thrilled to be working in this interesting, fast-developing environment in the Middle East and to witness the continuous success and achievements of the very first Kempinski hotel in the Middle East region.”
About Kempinski Hotel Ajman:
Situated 25 km from Dubai International Airport, Kempinski Hotel Ajman is an ideal luxury destination, which features a private 500 m white sandy beach, set in a serene vicinity. The 182 splendid rooms, each with its own private balcony, offer mesmerising views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s 12 food and beverage outlets provide an excellent selection of cafés, bars and restaurants, offering something for every palate, ranging from gourmet Italian to authentic Indian cuisines. The hotel is also equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and two spas for a revivifying experience. Activities ranging from jet-skiing, scuba diving and windsurfing to even fishing are catered for. Collectively, Kempinski Hotel Ajman promises a tranquil setting, where European luxury meets Arabic culture, providing a memorable experience.
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 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio includes 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 hotels.