An icon of Sri Lankan hospitality, Galle Face Hotel allows guests to revisit the golden age of travel in the Indian Ocean. Here Thomas Reynolds visits for Breaking Travel News to discover more
Having earlier this year taken over leadership of Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, Breaking Travel News here talks to Robert Hauck about the tremendous sense of responsibility he feels to reinvigorate the property. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also tells us about the many connections between the Sri Lankan hotel and the Britain.
The legendary Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, has appointed a new general manager and area vice president as it seeks to re-establish its position as Asia’s most illustrious and historic hotel.
Louis T Collection has named Robert Hauck general manager of the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 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.
More than 153 years after first opening its doors, one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel, is preparing to cut the ribbon on a new L’Occitane spa. The new location pays tribute to the property’s glamorous association with Hollywood over the decades.
With its panoramic views of the Indian Ocean in a defined casual-chic setting, Sea Spray introduces an exclusive alfresco dining experience to Colombo. Inspired by European seafronts, the atmosphere is refined but relaxed, with seamless understated service. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for dinner.
As Galle Face Hotel gets set to embark on its 153rd year, Louis T Collection has appointed an industry veteran to lead the heritage property into the next era. American Deni Dukic joined the team as general manager. The seasoned hotelier has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, having held a number of senior management roles in five-star hotels around the world, including director of rooms at Andaz Wall Street in New York City and as part of the opening team for the Park Hyatt Istanbul.
A powerful new hotel initiative that promises to stir up a new round of international enthusiasm for Sri Lanka is taking shape on one of Asia’s fastest-growing island destinations. This month, the Galle Face Hotel Group and the Louis T Collection will come together in a strategic partnership that will link two complementary organisations.