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Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa appoints new General Manager

Bernhard Haechler
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius has announced the appointment of Bernhard Haechler as General Manager. Having joined the iconic property last month, Haechler will continue to establish the resort as one of the leading hotels in the Indian Ocean, following its relaunch under Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in November 2015.

Haechler is responsible for the management of the 200-room property and oversee all operations and teams within the hotel, as well as for the three exclusive Beach Villas.  

Mr. Haechler brings with him over twenty years’ experience at senior management level within Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. As one of the Asia-based group’s most trusted managers, eight key Shangri-La properties across the Middle East and the Indian Ocean – including sister property Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives - have reported to him in his previous role as Vice President and General Manager. He was also Area Manager and General Manager at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang and General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok; Edsa Shangri-La, Manila and Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Most recently, Haechler worked in the United Arab Emirates, as Vice President and General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.  

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Haechler enthuses: “I am thrilled to be joining the talented team at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. I have always appreciated Le Touessrok for its long-standing reputation as one of the world’s most dynamic and personalised resorts, and have watched with admiration over the last eighteen months as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worked to develop the property to its full potential. I am looking forward to working with the team to enhance that reputation.”  

A dual Swiss and South African native, Haechler has extensive senior management experience within the luxury hospitality sector. His first foray into hospitality was his hotel school training at the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule in Lucerne, Switzerland.  

Located on the East coast of Mauritius, in one of the island’s most breath-taking bays, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa offers infinity views across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel boasts two swimming pools, an 18-hole par 72 championship golf course, a kids’ club and CHI, The Spa focusing on Ayurvedic, indigenous and holistic wellness. The resort also features Ilôt Mangénie; the private island, three iconic beach villas which come replete with dedicated teams of staff, and six trendy restaurants and bars with cutting-edge dining concepts, vibrant atmospheres and artistic collaborations.

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