Jesper Henriksen is appointed general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv
and the director of Radisson Blu hotels in Kyiv.
Mr. Henriksen joined The Rezidor Hotel Group in April 1997 as a Sales Director at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi, later he continued to work in the sales department at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Nice, France, and in 1999 headed the sales department in Southern France. He held this position until his transfer to Executive Assistant Manager at the Radisson SAS Montfleury Hotel in Cannes. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager of the Radisson SAS Park Lane Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. Two years later, Jasper became General Manager at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Brussels (Belgium), and in December 2006 he became General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Disneyland and moved to Paris. In August 2009, Mr. Henriksen opened the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton Johannesburg and held this position until his transfer to the position of General Manager of the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, after which he also headed hotels in St. Petersburg and Beijing (Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing).
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"I am very pleased to be able to lead the hotels of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Kyiv. 2017 for Ukraine can potentially be called a year of great opportunities - the introduction of a visa-free regime with Europe, large international events provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the country and attract more tourists. We already have fantastic hotels in our portfolio (Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson), which work successfully. I am pleasantly surprised how much Kyiv has to offer the traveller and how nice it is to live here. I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful city for many years to come, "says Mr. Henriksen.
Jasper Henriksen has completed the prestigious Mentors Mentee Program of The Rezidor Hotel Group, that prepares high potential employees for senior leadership opportunities under the guidance of its mentor Michel Stalport (currently the Area Vice President of Eastern Europe & Russia).
Jesper is sure that The Rezidor Hotel Group nurtures a true culture of trust and empowerment, which many other brands can only envy. Happy Smiling employees who find genuine enjoyment in interacting and ‘wowing’ guests.
Mr. Henriksen believes that the most loyal guests are those guests who turn to you (or your employees) and talk about the problem that they had in the hotel, thereby helping to fix it. His service philosophy: "Improvement is a constant journey" and every day matters, because yesterday it's too late. Jasper's hobbies are getting to know the city in which he lives.
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About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 479 hotels with over 106,000 rooms in operation or under development in 79 countries.
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 201.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.