Appointed General Manager
At The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Perak, Malaysia
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Perak, Malaysia, has appointed Swiss spouse team Lucia Franziska and Felix Eppisser as General Manager and Culinary Director respectively, effective1 August 2014. Prior to assuming their positions at The Banjaran, Lucia and Felix managedMyanmar's Le Planteur Restaurant since 2011 which garnered a string of accolades, including that of being one of the Top 200 Fine Dining Restaurants inAsia (Miele Guide 2012 / 2013). BeforeYangon, the Eppissers managed Zurich's boutique Hotel Rigiblick from 2004 to 2010, home to the one-star Michelin and 16 points Gault-Millau rated restaurant Spice. The pair first established their working relationship at the luxury hotel Gasthof zum Baren in the Swiss town of Nurensdorf from 1997 to 2003.
Taking on the role of General Manager at The Banjaran, Lucia brings a wealth of experience in managing upscale boutique hotels inEurope. She obtained multiple Masters' Degree in Coaching, Supervision and Mediation from the Universities ofBerne and Zurich and has worked with some of the best hospitality names inSwitzerland, including Swiss International Airlines.