Conrad Dubai has appointed Michael Schmitt as its new general manager. Schmitt joins the hotel with a multi award-winning background, with much of his career spent working with Hilton and its luxury hotel portfolio.
Prior to joining Conrad Dubai, Schmitt was the general manager of Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, China, where he positioned the hotel as one of the city’s leading luxury hotels winning a series of awards, including Asia’s & China’s Leading Luxury Hotel by World Travel Awards 2021 and ranking sixth among China’s top hotels by Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. He also won the 2020 Asia Pacific Hotel General Manager of the Year award by Stelliers Asia. Schmitt was a board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in China Southwest chapter.
Prior to his post at Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, Schmitt was the general manager of Conrad Xiamen, China, where he was responsible for the pre-opening period and thereafter successfully positioning the hotel as Xiamen and Fujian Province’s leading luxury hotel, setting new benchmarks for luxury guest experiences.