New GM at Six Senses Uluwatu

Michael Gaehler takes the helm

michael gaehler six senses general managerSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the appointment of Michael Gaehler as the general manager of 103-room Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia.

Michael has more than 33 years of experience within the high-end hospitality sector, having recently completed a stint as general manager of the Oriental Residences Bangkok. He previously worked at Regent Hotels & Resorts, managing the group’s hotels and resorts in Montenegro, Taiwan, China and Indonesia.

Michael began his hotel career as a chef in his home town of Zurich, Switzerland, after graduating from the Swiss Hotel Management School Belvoirpark. He transitioned to broader food and beverage roles at some of Europe’s leading boutique hotels such as Villa il Tessoro in Tuscany, Hotel Le Vieux Manoir in Murten and Hotel Giardino in Ascona. He then moved to Asia and the Jia Causeway Bay in Hong Kong and GMH’s The Chedi Chiang Mai, later assisting with the launch of GMH’s Ananti Kumgang Mountain in North Korea, the country’s first five-star resort.

Michael is an incorrigible dog lover and has a passion for cooking whenever time allows. His extensive travels have allowed him to explore and understand many cultures and their food, enticing him to find the best local markets with the freshest produce. His new role with Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali will give him the opportunity to add the colorful markets of Bali to his list together with the archipelago’s diverse cuisine.

His most inspired quote is from Peter Drucker: “Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.”

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 18 hotels and resorts and 30 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. It has signed a further 19 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) family.

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