Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ganster as General Manager of contemporary chic hotel, Niccolo Chengdu, taking the helm of the group's first luxury hotel which opened in 2015.
Amplifying the strategies initiated by Adriano Vences who successfully captained the hotel as its preceding General Manager for 4 years and has since taken up the leading role at The Murray, Hong Kong a Niccolo Hotel, the group's flagship, Michael's new remit is to lead the award-winning hotel in Chengdu, to new heights.
Originally from Austria, Michael has a wealth of hospitality experience spanning over 20 years at five-star properties with brands including Hilton, Raffles International, Dusit International and Fairmont Hotels, during which he played host to multiple Heads of State, royalty, dignitaries, celebrities and artists, whilst overseeing hotels in China, Europe, Middle East, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
At leisure, Michael enjoys the outdoors, plays tennis and is a passionate scuba diver.
Recent Appointments at Wharf Hotels
24 September 2019 — A celebrated, 20-year career in senior leadership roles, Christopher has built a successful name across rapidly-changing markets in Asia with international hotel brands including Hyatt, Hilton, Four Seasons, InterContinental and Fairmont, developing solid business models and a transformational leadership ethos, through his extensive knowledge in hospitality management.
15 July 2019 — Wharf Hotels has appointed Balwin Yeung as Group Director Global Sales, strengthening its sales force with Balwin as a dynamic new addition to its expanding Sales and Marketing team.Leading the group's Global Sales Offices across five continents, Balwin, a top sales achiever, will guide the hospitality company's sales and business strategy in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, the Americas, UK and Europe.
15 July 2019 — Wharf Hotels has appointed Louis Ver as Group Director E-Commerce, expanding its Sales andMarketing force in this new role with Louis captaining its digital strategy and commercial business.Reporting to Sandy Russell, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Louis will be responsible for contributing to the achievement of overall sales and marketing goals through the development,implementation of e-marketing programs, tactical promotions and other initiatives to drive traffic and transactions by utilizing electronic marketing and direct electronic channels to growprofitable sales revenue.