Herbert Laubichler-Pichler has taken charge of the opening of the 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort in Vietnamâ€™s Cam Ranh peninsula.
The hospitality veteran’s work in Vietnam spans almost 14 years and includes management of properties such as The Anam (also in Cam Ranh), Ho Chi Minh Cityâ€™s Reverie Saigon, and Nam Hai in Danang.
The Austrian’s experience in Asia also includes overseeing the opening of Raffles Hainan in China; working for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines; and managing GHM (General Hotel Management) properties in Malaysia.
Born into a hotelier family, Laubichler-Pichler started out in the industry working at his parentsâ€™ guesthouse in Austria as a bellboy at 10 years of age during the summer season. He later studied hotel management and became a certified chef before rising through the ranks to become the general manager at properties in Austria, Germany and Cyprus.