Chatrium Grand Bangkok, which blends the timeless grace of Thai culture with the grandeur of international luxury hospitality, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Gnaegi, a passionate Swiss Hotelier, as its new General Manager, effective November 2023. A graduate of École Hôtelière de Lausanne, the prestigious hotel school in Switzerland, Michael has 3 decades of leadership experience in luxury hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Having commenced his career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, he held senior management positions with leading international hotel groups including Jumeirah and Kempinski, before being named as Hotel Manager and General Manager of Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong and China, respectively. In 2015, Michael became the General Manager of Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport, one of the leading luxury hotels at China’s busiest aviation hub, and most recently, he led Rosewood Hotel Group’s New World Dalian Hotel as General Manager and legal representative. With such extensive global experience and a proven track record of delivering strong results, Michael is now embarking on the latest stage of his impressive career at the 562-key Chatrium Grand Bangkok, Chatrium Hospitality’s flagship five-star hotel which opened its doors in late 2022 and has already become the destination-of-choice for many global travellers. “I am delighted to join Chatrium Grand Bangkok and to meet the entire team at Chatrium Hospitality. It is a great honour to lead this outstanding hotel and I look forward to working with everybody at this distinguished Thai company to bring warm and authentic hospitality to guests from around the globe, underpinned by the highest international standards,” commented Mr. Michael Gnaegi, General Manager, Chatrium Grand Bangkok. “We are excited to welcome Michael to the Chatrium family. With his exceptional skills, commitment to excellence, and passion for creating unsurpassed guest experiences, Michael will play a pivotal role in enhancing the position of Chatrium Grand Bangkok as a leading luxury hotel in the heart of Siam. We are confident that this appointment will continue to elevate the hotel’s reputation as the ‘epitome of elegance’ for discerning travellers,” said Mr. Rene Balmer, Group General Manager, Chatrium Hospitality.