Kempinski Hotels has appointed Karim Tayach as the new Area General Manager GCC (excluding the United Arab Emirates) overseeing from now on Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl – Doha and Kempinski Residences & Suites in Doha, Kempinski Hotel Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman as well as Kempinski Al Othman Hotel Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia.

Having joined Kempinski Hotels in 2020 as Cluster General Manager for the two Kempinski Doha properties, Karim Tayach brings a wealth of experience and expertise in his new position. Coming from a successful hotelier family, he has been in the luxury hotel industry for more than 27 years and started his journey as a Corporate Management Trainee at the Hyatt Regency Makkah in Saudi Arabia. He then climbed the career ladder from Food & Beverage roles within The Ritz–Carlton Hotels in Dubai, Doha and Jakarta until he took it to the next level and became General Manager at The Ritz–Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place in 2007 followed by an assignment as General Manager at The Ritz–Carlton Bali in 2013.

Karim is a Tunisian-German national who speaks fluent English, German, Italian, in addition to his Arabic and French mother tongues.

About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha

Located on its own secluded island, Marsa Malaz Kempinski is the first ultra-luxury resort that commands one of Doha’s most sought-after locations. Its opulence and grandeur, combined with the breathtaking views of the azure Arabian Gulf, offers a sublime, ethereal experience of leisure and tranquility. The Palace is a stunning expression of traditional Arabian elements blended with some of the finest European architecture, from the palatial corridors and public spaces to the 281 luxurious rooms and suites. Evident upon arrival is the breathtaking beach and pool area, set on a pristine stretch of private sand, along with a collection of sun-kissed outdoor pools, water sports facilities and tennis court. With a selection of the finest restaurants and lounges and the heavenly Spa by Clarins featuring 21 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, an indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms, this resort has become a coveted destination for world-class travelers and a benchmark for bespoke luxury in Doha. A preferred location for meetings and special events that feature a conference center spread over 1,100 sq m, including the grand Palazzo Ballroom, the Venezia Ballroom, and six exclusive private meeting rooms.

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