Tue, 7 August 2018

Louis T Appoints Robert Hauck as GM of Galle Face Hotel in Colombo and AVP South Asia

Robert C. Hauck has been appointed as General Manager of the 156-room Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Area Vice President for South Asia - Louis T Collection.

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.

Robert C Hauck. Click to enlarge.

A German native, Hauck was director of Asian operations for International Group Management (IGM), Shanghai, a 5-star hotel and private member club at Zhejiang Circuit, one of China’s leading motorsport destinations. He was also president of Thanyapura in Phuket, one of Asia’s first sport resorts, 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.

“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.”

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