Hyatt has appointed Herman Kemp as general manager of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, which will become the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia when it opens in 1Q2021.
A Dutch national with extensive experience in South-east Asia, Kemp will also oversee the pre-opening of the 247-room property.
With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Kemp’s career has taken him to hotels and resorts in The Netherlands, Indonesia and Cambodia. Most recently, he was general manager of Park Hyatt Siem Reap from 2016 to 2019, before relocating last year to lead the new Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh.
Kemp commenced his hospitality career as a marine hotel operations controller with the Seattle-based cruise company Holland America Line. Over the next 12 years, he held various F&B and management roles at Le Meridien, Sofitel and Carlton hotels, all in The Hague. In 2012, Herman was appointed general manager of Aryaduta Medan in North Sumatra, Indonesia before moving in the same role to The Edge Bali in 2014.