Industry Update
Appointment10 October 2019

Axel Gasser

Appointed Vice President and General Manager
At SLS Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas

Axel Gasser

sbe, a leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning global hospitality brands, and SLS Baha Mar, the first international SLS property located at Baha Mar resort destination in The Bahamas, are pleased to announce Axel Gasser as Vice President and General Manager. Gasser brings over 20 years of hospitality leadership experience to SLS Baha Mar where he will oversee and lead all hotel operations as well as manage the property's various senior leadership teams while continuing to enhance the guest experience of the flagship property.

Prior to arriving at SLS Baha Mar, Gasser served as the General Manager of Mondrian Doha in Qatar where he led a team of 450 associates to its recognition as the "Best Luxury Design Hotel on the Continent" at World Luxury Hotels Awards. At Mondrian Doha he oversaw eight food & beverage outlets, including two celebrity destination restaurants, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Morimoto; the largest ESPA spa in the region; and major global productions including Jennifer Lopez's first ever private concert in the region; Royal Weddings and international fashion shows. Gasser also served as the Complex General Manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Aspen, Colorado where he was tasked with re-structuring the 400-key complex with five food & beverage venues and a 28,000-square-foot conference center. Along with Starwood, Gasser has worked with several leading hotel brands including Mayfair Hotel and Spa and Marriott Hotels in Miami and ASI Hotels in Austria.


Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs.
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