Wharf Hotels, recognised Gerhard Aicher’s track record of success in finance, operations, sales and marketing, and general management positions and put him in the possition of Area General Manager at Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG SAR, CHINA – Wharf Hotels, the Hong Kong-SAR-based hospitality group, today announced the appointment of Gerhard Aicher as the new Area General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong, effective 12 June 2023. Reporting to the group’s Vice President, Operations, Gerhard will lead the teams at Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel; Gateway Hotel, Hong Kong and Prince Hotel, Hong Kong in delivering operational excellence and enhancing financial performance.
“We are thrilled to have Gerhard join our team,” said Wharf Hotels’ Vice President of Operations, Jørgen Christensen. “His extensive industry experience, combined with a natural talent for cross-cultural communication and ability to bring together multinational teams, will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the performance and reputation of Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Gerhard has a proven track record of success in finance, operations, sales and marketing, and general management positions.
Before relocating to Asia, Gerhard served in Director of Finance roles at several hotels, including the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysees, Le Meridien Vienna, and Le Meridien Stuttgart. In addition, he brings extensive skills in Operations and Sales & Marketing. Gerhard’s first General Manager position was in Hong Kong back in 2007, leading some of the most recognisable hotels in the city. Prior to joining Wharf Hotels, he held the position of CEO of the OTT hospitality division in Toronto, Canada.
“I am excited to return to Hong Kong and join the Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong team,” said Gerhard Aicher. “I’ve seen the company’s development over the past decade and more, and I look forward to working with a strong team of hospitality professionals and contributing to the success of the Marco Polo Hotels’ legacy and its deep community connection.”
An Austrian national, Gerhard’s passion for hospitality began at his family-owned hotel in Austria. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. Gerhard holds a degree in hospitality management from the School for Hotel & Tourism Management Villa Blanka in Innsbruck, Austria.
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