Louis T Collection has named Robert C. Hauck the new General Manager of the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, and Area Vice President for South Asia. In this new role, he will oversee the operations of the legendary 156-room, historic, seafront property in Colombo, while supporting growth objectives and driving operational excellence for Louis T as it accelerates its strategic expansion in South Asia.
“Robert is an exceptional hotelier with a career that has spanned some of the world’s top luxury hotels and brands,” said Mikael Svensson, senior vice president of Louis T Collection. “I am confident that he will take the legendary Galle Face Hotel to a new level, and his demonstrated success in hotel openings, turnarounds and developing new hospitality concepts will be critical as we strategically drive our growth.”
A hospitality leader with over 25 years of experience in hotels across Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, German native Hauck was most recently general manager of Kanuhura in the Maldives, an 80-villa, 10-F&B outlet resort that he took through a successful reopening and repositioning project after an 18-month renovation.
In 2016, Louis T Collection signed a joint development agreement with the Galle Face Hotel Group, which made Louis T service providers for the historic Galle Face Hotel.