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New GM appointed for Sri Lanka's Galle Face hotel

COLOMBO, August 7, 2018

Galle Face, an iconic hotel in Sri Lanka and part of Singapore-based group Louis T Collection, has named Robert C. Hauck as its new general manager.

Hauck has also been appointed to head Louis T as area vice president for South Asia.

In this new role at Galle Face, Hauck will oversee the operations of the legendary, 156-room historic seafront property in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, while supporting growth objectives and driving operational excellence for Louis T as it accelerates its strategic expansion in South Asia.

“Robert is an exceptional hotelier with a career that has spanned some of the world’s top luxury hotels and brands”, said Mikael Svensson, senior vice president of Louis T Collection. “I am confident that he will take the legendary Galle Face to a new level, and his demonstrated success in hotel openings, turnarounds and developing new hospitality concepts will be critical as we strategically drive our growth.”

A hospitality leader with over 25 years of experience in hotels across Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Hauck was most recently general manager of Kanuhura in the Maldives, an 80-villa, 10-F&B outlet resort that he took through a successful reopening and repositioning project after an 18-month renovation.  

A German native, Hauck was director of Asian operations for International Group Management (IGM), Shanghai, a five-star hotel and private member club at Zhejiang Circuit, China’s leading motorsport destination. He was also president of Thanyapura in Phuket, Asia’s first sports resort, directing the launch of the mixed-use project.

Previously general manager of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Hauck’s earlier posts included executive roles at Shangri-La hotels in Taipei, Hong Kong and Pudong; and other executive positions at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur; the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Bermuda; Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Kempinski Hotel Furstenhof, Leipzig, Germany.   
In 2016, Louis T Collection signed a joint development agreement with The Galle Face Hotel Group which made Louis T service providers for the historic Galle Face Hotel. - TradeArabia News Service




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