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Up the ranks: Michael Ganster appointed general manager of Niccolo Chengdu

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Wharf Hotels announced yesterday the appointment of Michael Ganster as general manager of Niccolo Chengdu.

Originally from Austria, he has more than 20 years of experience in five-star hotels, with his most recent role being the general manager at Fairmont Beijing.

Before that, he led brands that included Hilton, Raffles International, and Dusit International, in which he played host to multiple heads of state, royalty, dignitaries, celebrities and artists, while overseeing hotels in China, Europe, the Middle East, Thailand, the UK and the US.

He is a graduate from the Hotel & Tourism Business College at Castle Klessheim in Austria.

Commenting on the appointment, he said: “I wish to bring new creative ideas and services to Niccolo Chengdu, showcasing the city’s sophisticated local culture to our captains of industry and leaders in style enabling us to inspire our guests at every encounter.”

Wharf Hotels President Dr Jennifer Cronin added: “We are delighted that Ganster has joined such an important hotel within our group. As our group’s first luxury property within the Niccolo collection, Ganster’s global perspective, local savviness and strategic mindset will undoubtedly continue to raise the bar in Niccolo Chengdu’s leadership position, market share and guest experience. We look forward to celebrating many more successes ahead.”

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