Christian Schlegel Appointed GM of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Christian Schlegel has been appointed as General Manager of the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa.

A Swiss and Finnish citizen, Christian is fluent in 6 European languages including Italian and German. He is a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel Management school.

In 2000, Christian was appointed Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food & Beverage and Front Office departments for the Amari Palm Reef Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was thereafter transferred to the Amari Orchid Resort in Pattaya, in the same capacity in 2002.

Later that same year, Christian moved to Bangkok to become the Executive Assistant Manager in charge of rooms at the Rembrandt Hotel, an internationally established four-star hotel where he was swiftly promoted to Resident Manager a year later.

Christian joined Sofitel in 2006 when he became the Resident Manager of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa for their pre-opening. He later became the Resident Manager of the then Sofitel Centara Grand Resort & Villas Hua Hin and was promoted in 2010 as the Hotel Manager for Sofitel Bangkok Silom. More recently, Christian was the Hotel Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

In Krabi, Christian will be replacing Robin Deb who will be moving to Europe where he will be taking up the General Manager position for the opening of the Novotel / Ibis complex in Basel, Switzerland.

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