Louis T Collection Names Robert C. Hauck Area Vice President and General Manager of The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

07-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Press Release | 11:33 AM Print This Post

Louis T Collection has named Robert C. Hauck general manager of the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka and Area Vice President for South Asia. In this new role, 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 5-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.

About Louis T Collection

Singapore-based Louis T Collection is a technology-driven hospitality management and building solutions company that draws upon a deep and diverse range of expertise to enable independent boutique hotels and small hotel groups to accelerate growth, market share and profitability.

The company believes strongly in delivering both ‘Soul and Systems’ as a formula for success. Through an extensive suite of fully-customisable services, including hotel management; cutting edge technology alliances; repositioning expertise; asset management; renovation, technical and project services, Louis T improves processes while maintaining each property’s unique charm and essence of location while optimising operational performance.

Louis T draws its inspiration from Louis T Leonowens, one of the most revered and well-travelled foreign characters in Thailand during the 19th century who eventually become a Siamese royal military captain, and will be long-remembered as a private timber trading magnate and eccentric hotelier.

Louis T Collection acquired its first hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand after the group formed in 2014. A member of the Getz Group of Companies, a global marketing and services company with offices around the world, Louis T Collection currently owns and/or manages hotels in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Australia. For more information, visit www.louistcollection.com.

About Galle Face Hotel

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the 154-year old Galle Face Hotel is testimony to Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceive the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events.


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