Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants named Stephane Vogel as general manager of Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa.
In his position, Vogel will oversee all activities at the property including personnel, day-to-day operations, guest relations and business development.
Vogel brings more than 16 years of hospitality industry experience to the hotel’s executive team, including eight years within the Kimpton family where he was most recently general manager at the award-winning Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
During his tenure with Kimpton, Vogel has worked his way up through management roles at many hotels including Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C., Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C. and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington D.C. In 2014, Vogel was named to his first general manager role at Kimpton George Hotel on Capitol Hill, which was recognized as a 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner under his watch. He gained invaluable experience along the way in managing hotel and sales staff, spa and restaurant teams, guests, meeting and event planners, vendors and owners. Under his leadership, each Kimpton hotel Vogel’s directly overseen has consistently ranked in the 90th percentile of employee satisfaction and has improved TripAdvisor rankings by at least five positions.
Prior to joining Kimpton, Vogel held various positions from rooms division and communications managers to front desk manager during his seven-year tenure with Hyatt Hotels including at the Grand Hyatt Washington in D.C. and Hyatt Arlington in Virginia. A Swiss native, Vogel graduated from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Bluche, Switzerland and speaks four languages, which assists in communicating with Washington’s diverse international clientele.
An avid hockey fan and family man, Vogel currently resides in Arlington, Va., with his wife and two children. He is looking forward to his shortened commute and excited to embed himself into the close-knit Old Town Alexandria community.
The 107-key Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa is located in Old Town Alexandria and offers more than 5,600 square feet of meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 125 guests.