Athénée Palace Hilton today announced the appointment of Georg Pucker as Director of Operations.
Aykut Korkmaz, general manager Athénée Palace Hilton, said, “We are delighted to welcome Georg in his new role. His expertise in managing all operational departments and guest relations make him the ideal person for this position, and we are happy to have him in our team. Georg will be responsible for handling all operational teams and ensuring a strong quality drive on service and product around the hotel.”
Pucker brings 15 years of experience in hospitality to his new position at Athénée Palace Hilton. In his former role of Operations Manager at Hilton Cologne, he was responsible for overseeing all operational departments including Food & Beverage with the hotel’s restaurants, banqueting, kitchen and stewarding, Front Office, Guest Relations, Housekeeping and Engineering, setting service standards and continuously improving guest satisfaction, product quality and service excellence.
Prior to Hilton Cologne, Pucker spent three years at Hilton Dusseldorf, as Food & Beverage Service Manager. He has also held positions with Hilton Munich Park and other properties in Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. Pucker received his education degrees in Secondary School Volksschule of Munich, and also has completed leadership and food safety management courses from Cornell University and Hilton.
Speaking of his appointment, Pucker said: “I am very proud to be part of this hotel with such a renowned history and legacy, and also joining a fantastic team of local and international professionals. Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest and Hilton are known for quality and for creating heartfelt experiences for our guests and Team Members, and the aim of my teams and myself is to further increase these services. Bucharest is a very attractive and friendly city, with a mix of business and leisure guests, and I see great opportunities to continue building our reputation in the international and local market.”