CHANGSHA, China, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Ganster has been appointed General Manager of Niccolo Changsha, part of the Hong Kong SAR-based Wharf Hotels. He takes the reins of the third luxury hotel of Niccolo Hotels on the continent China which opened in October 2018, overseeing the hotel’s business operations and identifying future property developments, as well as growth opportunities. In this role, Michael will develop and organize Shanghai experiences with the highest standards of hospitality and raising the bar even higher.
Niccolo Changsha Managing Director Mr. Michael Ganster
Michael was most recently Managing Director of award-winning Niccolo Chengdu, where he started in 2019 and led the team to perform at their best. Under his leadership, Niccolo Chengdu has ranked first in revenue per available room among its competitors for the past three years, and outperformed its competitors in occupancy and average daily rate.
Commenting on the appointment of Michael, Chairman of Wharf Hotels Thomas Salg said, “Michael has done an outstanding job of positioning Niccolo Chengdu as one of the best luxury hotels in town. I am happy to support his move and know that it will generate excellent financial results, while providing exceptional experiences. He is an inspiring leader and a role model from whom our colleagues will undoubtedly learn and grow.”
“I am honored and beyond thrilled to join Niccolo Changsha,” said Michael. “This role provides me with a unique opportunity to use my vast experience and implement strategies to further elevate the hotel’s distinctive offerings within the city’s iconic international financial hub. and a new vision, I look forward to helping lead the way in craftsmanship and providing customers with unique experiences and top-notch levels of service.”
Born and raised in AustriaMichael is a dedicated, passionate and professional hotelier with over 20 years of luxury hotel experience in Europe, North Americathe Middle Eastand Asia. During his illustrious career with major hotel brands, he has hosted several heads of state, royalty, dignitaries, celebrities and entertainers.
Michael graduated from the renowned Hotel & Tourism Business College at Klessheim Castle in Salzburg, Austria. He loves the outdoors, plays tennis and is an avid diver.
About Niccolo Hotels
New meetings. Timeless pleasures.
Niccolo Hotels is a collection of five contemporary chic hotels inspired by luxury fashion. At the foundation of the brand is the desire to make life effortlessly luxurious for customers with engaging experiences, art and culture, and sophisticated spaces. The first Niccolo Chengdu-branded property opened in 2015, which was quickly followed by four other hotels – branded flagship The Murray, hong kong; Nicolo Changsha; Niccolo Chongqing and Niccolo Suzhou. Niccolo Hotels is a member of Wharf Hotels and Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. Further details are available on niccolohotels.com.
About Niccolo Changsha
Niccolo Changsha is located in Hunan the capital’s premier address in the entertainment and business hub of Furong District. The hotel opened in October 2018, offering 241 contemporary chic rooms and spectacular suites between levels 86 and 92 of Changsha International Finance Square Tower One. Located in the busiest part of town, hotel facilities include modern function, social and meeting spaces with panoramic views of the city and Xiang River; The conservatory; the luxurious Niccolo Ballroom; a refined tea room, BAR 93, Niccolo Kitchen, and the Niccolo’s spa and fitness center. Further details are available on niccolohotels.com.