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Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Two seasoned hoteliers, with deep-rooted understanding of GHM’s branding and operating philosophy, have been appointed as the senior management of the luxury hotel management’s upcoming project – The Chedi Mumbai in India.
Said GHM President Hans R. Jenni, “We are excited to see the progress and potential for this project, which is a worthy representation of GHM’s enduring philosophies as a luxury resort operator… these fine gentlemen at the respective helms will no doubt set the expected standards that we demand of The Chedi Mumbai, India.”
The 316-room Chedi Mumbai, GHM’s highly anticipated hotel opening for 2017, will come under the leadership of Italy-born Giulio D’Alberto, certainly no stranger to the GHM family. Giulio’s first encounter with GHM was in 2007 when he was promoted from the Director of Finance role to General Manager of The Chedi Milan, a position he held for more than two years. He returned to the GHM group in 2012 where he was assisting with pre-opening task force activities for new hotels, like The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. Giulio’s varied roles involved him in development, finance, sales and marketing and even talent management. Giulio was most recently with the Ahn Luh team for the Qiandao Lake project before taking on this exciting project in Mumbai.
Giulio enthused, “The Chedi Mumbai is a new milestone for GHM. Though it is a hotel in a bustling city, its location in northern Mumbai sets it apart and will showcase GHM’s expertise in transforming the hotel into a destination.”
Giulio will be supported by another longtime GHM staff – Christoph Girsch, the former Executive Assistant Manager in charge of hotel operations at The Chedi Muscat in Oman. Christoph joined The Chedi Muscat as the resort’s Director of Food & Beverage in 2009 and has been instrumental in the numerous awards and accolades won by The Chedi’s stable of restaurants. Christoph’s role requires him to interact with a large multilingual and multicultural team, participate in marketing-related events on behalf of the property, meet topline budget expectations, all of which further sharpens his management skills. In this appointment as The Chedi Mumbai’s Resident Manager, effective from December 2016, not only does Christoph’s skillsets complement that of Giulio’s, his experience in various aspects of hotel operations and administration will be brought to the fore as they raise the bar for luxury hospitality in India’s most dynamic city.