Laucala Island, the luxurious private island resort located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christoph G. Ganster as its new Managing Director commencing July 2015.
Austrian born and veteran of the luxury hospitality industry, Ganster has more than 23 years of experience as an international hotelier, most recently serving the last 11 years with FRHI Hotels & Resorts.
“It is an extreme pleasure and honor having been entrusted to manage one of the world’s most prestigious private islands. The philosophy of the owner to establish the ultimate in luxury and privacy, combined with the holistic approach of self-sustainability, make this one of the most unique destinations. All of us are fully committed to provide true Fijian hospitality and create beautiful moments that last for eternity” said Ganster.
“Ganster has a body of knowledge and depth of experience in the luxury industry that he will share with the island and in turn will further enhance guest experience. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a consummate professional and leader in the industry.” stated Laucala Island owner Dietrich Mateschitz.
Previously, Ganster was General Manager in Seychelles, Ukraine and Egypt with Raffles Hotels & Resorts as well as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Prior to that he worked in various senior management positions in United Arab Emirates, Caribbean, Maldives, Mauritius, Switzerland, USA and Germany. Most recently he was based in Seychelles as General Manager of Raffles Praslin. In addition to his role he was a Member of the Board of the Seychelles Hospitality & Tourism Academy as well as the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Government Body, promoting Seychelles. Ganster graduated from the School of Tourism & Hotel Management Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg, Austria.