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Laucala Island welcomes Christoph G. Ganster as Managing Director

Christoph G. Ganster
Laucala Island, the luxurious private island resort located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, has announced the appointment of Christoph G. Ganster as its new Managing Director. Austrian born and a 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 honour 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.  

Laucala Island’s owner Dietrich Mateschitz, said: “Ganster has a body of knowledge and depth of experience in the luxury industry that will be a valuable addition to 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”.  

Graduating from the School of Tourism & Hotel Management Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg, Austria, Ganster began his career at Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Austria, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World in 1991. Ganster continued to hold a number of positions within The Leading Hotels of the World consortium, including Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, and One&Only Kanuhura in Maldives.   

Ganster has since held positions as General Manager in Dubai, Ukraine and Egypt with Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Most recently Ganster 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.

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