Peter Knoll to become Cluster General Manager of BDPST Group


BDPST Hotel Management’s team is expanding with an international expert. Peter Knoll, arriving from the Hilton Budapest, will fill the position of Cluster General Manager from April 17th, 2023.  In the future he will be managing the Botaniq Castle of Tura, Botaniq Buda Club, as well as the the Pannónia Golf&Country Club.

As Cluster General Manager Peter Knoll, who has four decades of experience in the tourism sector, will be responsible for the complex management of three venues, all operating under BDPST Group’s premium brand BOTANIQ Collection. Aside from managing the BOTANIQ Castle of Tura and the Pannónia Golf&Country Club he will also be responsible for overseeing the soon-to-be-opened, exclusive Buda Club.

The expert finds the task of creating synergy between the three units – which all represent differing forms of service, while also operating under the same premium standards – a serious and honorable professional undertaking. He will be responsible for the daily operations of the venues under the BOTANIQ brand.

The German-born expert has had a prominent career in the hotel industry. He began working as a chef and then continued to work in management positions around the world: in China, Great Britain, Russia, and Estonia, among others.

He managed market leading firms, such as the Kempinski Group (Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, Jordan, and Austria) and the Danubius Hotels Group.

In Hungary, he was responsible for the management of Hilton Budapest and the historic Gundel Restaurant, but he was previously also the Resident Manager of the opening Corinthia Hotel Royal and the Director of sales at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus.

He has outstanding experience in high etiquette and exclusive hospitality. His guests, among other well-known artists, have included Michael Jackson, and as the general manager of the Schlössle Hotels in Tallinn he was also responsible for the organization of Queen Elizabeth II.’s state banquet.

“It’s a great honor for me to continue my career in Hungary, a country that become home for many years already, in a five-star environment as part of the team at BDPST Group. I am proud to say that the BOTANIQ Castle of Tura as one of the group’s jewels and we will be working on ensuring its future success, especially in the field of luxury services. I’m happy to take on this challenge of being the manager of three venues at the same time, which although differ in types of service, but with proper management the venues will complement and strengthen each other in the future. My mission is for the content and the service to continue to reach the highest quality, worthy of the BOTANIQ Collection.”  – said Peter Knoll, the group’s Cluster General Manager, on his long-term goals.

From the start, it has been a priority for BDPST Group that all of its divisions operate according to the highest standards of service, which requires input from highly qualified professionals. The BOTANIQ Buda Club, the Pannónia Golf&Country Club and the BOTANIQ Castle of Tura are exclusive tourist attractions that provide opportunities for relaxation in a luxury environment for their guests. Peter Knoll’s experience in the hospitality and hotel sectors, stemming from his background of working at international hotel group, as well as luxury brands, will be a key part of ensuring that the quality and experience that they’ve become accustomed to awaits guests at Botaniq Collection’s venues. At the same time making sure that the traditions associated with the houses are kept, while also striving for elevating the quality of services offered and strengthening the value of the brands in the future.

Peter Knoll