Friedrich von Schönburg

Hotel Manager, El Palace Barcelona

Friedrich von Schönburg studied Hospitality Management at the prestigious École Hôtelière de Lausanne. Upon graduation, he moved to London where he started working at COMO Metropolitan Hotel, one of COMO Hotels and Resorts’ key urban hotels. He then joined the team at The Savoy for the hotel’s Grand reopening. Three years later, he was recruited as Director of Guest Relations to lead the opening team of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts first European property, Rosewood London. After achieving several milestones delivering exceptional guest experiences, he was approached by the prestigious Maybourne Group to run the rooms division at two of the Group’s award-winning hotels, The Connaught and Claridge’s. In 2019, following a 10-year milestone in London, Friedrich von Schönburg joined El Palace Barcelona as Hotel Manager to drive forward the hotel’s repositioning, staying true to its heritage but delivering exceptional and innovative experiences for both local and international guests as one of the world’s leading luxury hotels.