Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest appoints Rainer Gieringer as General Manager



Athénée Palace Hilton welcomes the appointment of Rainer Gieringer as its new general manager. Gieringer replaces Aykut Korkmaz, who leaves Romania to continue his career within Hilton Baku.

Gieringer has been working in the hospitality industry and within the Hilton chain for almost 25 years. Most recently he spent five years in Hungary as general manager of Hilton Budapest City; during his time here, he lead the hotel to winning various international hospitality accolades, as well as personally being honored by Hilton with the award of “Leader of the Year – Europe 2014” within the entire Hilton Brands Europe.

Gieringer also spent four years in Turkey, most recently as hotel manager for Hilton Istanbul, and previous as director of operations for Hilton Ankara. Prior to that, Gieringer led the operational departments of Hilton Mainz and Hilton Mersin.

Apart from operating Hilton hotels, Gieringer also gained experience while occupying different positions in Hilton Nicosia, while the hotel underwent an extensive rebranding, and in Hilton Sofia for the hotel’s opening in the early 2000s. Gieringer’s extensive experience in hospitality began early in his youth, while studying with the Hotelfachschule Villa Blanka, the Hotel Management School in Austria.

Gieringer returns to Bucharest after 13 years, as he had former occupied the position of F&B Operations Manager of Athénée Palace Hilton in 2003-2005. “I am delighted to be back at this iconic property and to be joining a team that has a strong commitment in providing superior guest service; together we will ensure that Athénée Palace Hilton continues its legacy of delivering exceptional experiences. In addition we will be developing new flavors within our Food and Beverage offerings, as well as launch numerous special themed events in the future,” said Rainer Gieringer. “Furthermore, it is truly exciting to return to Bucharest and see how the market has grown over the years; I look forward to supporting the local hospitality industry to drive even greater impact and to continue promoting Bucharest to tourists around the world.”

Athénée Palace Hilton is a landmark property  in  Bucharest,  and  Gieringer’s  expertise  will  ensure  the  hotel  and its team continue to reach the highest levels of performance and guest satisfaction.

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About Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest

Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel is one of the city’s most sophisticated and prestigious landmarks. Built in 1914 and situated within the heart of the city, the hotel provides spectacular views over Revolution Square. The hotel offers a wealth of premium amenities in its 272 guestrooms and suites, 13 meeting rooms, a Health Club with pool, and fine dining in its two restaurants, terrace and bar.

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For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the  flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at, and learn more about the brand by visiting or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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