Richard Schestak takes Helm at Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is pleased to announce the appointment of Austrian national Richard Schestak as General Manager previously Hotel Manager / Director of Operations of Fairmont Bab al Bahr.
Richard has 19 years of international hospitality experience in Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa and a luxury cruise line in Asia Pacific and spent the past 12 years with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. His background and experience as an international hotelier well equips him for his new role.
"It is an honour being given the opportunity to join the team of the renowned Raffles Le Royal, a hotel with the unique attributes of history, local culture, enchantment and style. My first week in Phnom Penh has been delightful due to the warm welcome my family and I received by the Cambodian people. We therefore look forward being part of the Phnom Penh community and anxious to discover the sights and sounds of Cambodia, mystically described as the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’." he said.
Richard holds an MBA from the School of Management, University of Leicester in England. He also earned a Diploma of Hotel Management and Administration from Krems Hotel School in Austria and a Diploma of Wine Sommelier from the Wine Academy of Austria.
About Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Raffles Hotels & Resorts epitomises enchanting experiences, embodying global sophistication and residential charm, imbued with heartfelt service “like a gentle breeze”. At Raffles, guests arrive as residents, leave as friends and return as family.
Raffles’ relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for four consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel by Travel Weekly China in 2009. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit www.raffles.com