Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, has appointed Gerhard Hecker to the role of general manager.
Having joined the property this month, Hecker is set to continue to establish the resort as one of the leading hotels in the Indian Ocean, following its extensive relaunch in November 2015.
As general manager, Hecker is responsible for the management of the 200-room property, including the three exclusive Beach Villas, as well as overseeing all operations and teams within the hotel.
With over 24 years of experience specialising in the management of luxury five-star hotels and resorts, Hecker is perfectly positioned to lead the Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok team.
A German national, Hecker began his hotel career in the scenic town of Garmisch Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alpine region and joined Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts over a decade ago during the pre-opening phase of the group’s Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen property in China.
Most recently, he held the position of general manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai and prior to that, held the same position at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
He brings a wealth of brand knowledge and expertise to Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa.
Commenting on his new appointment, Hecker enthused: “I am thrilled to be joining the talented team at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa.
“Le Touessrok is known for its long-standing reputation as one of the world’s most dynamic and personalised resorts, and I am proud to be part of the next chapter in the resort’s history.
“I am looking forward to working with the team to enhance that reputation.”
Located on the East coast of Mauritius, in one of the island’s most breath-taking bays, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa offers infinity views across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.