As the Galle Face Hotel continues with its restoration project, the new Executive Team is thriving on a value proposition of guest-focused hospitality. The new team is implementing strategies that will work well in the newly restored hotel.
Tony Fleming, Group General Manager has been with Galle Face Hotel for 18 months while Carlos Sanchez Vizan, Director Operations has been with the hotel for six months with past senior leadership roles in international branded hotels in Europe and Asia. Wasula Wijegunawardene, Group Director of Human Resources with a background in HR Management and Hospitality Education in Sri Lanka and the region has been with the group for two years. Mahika C Pereira, Director of Marketing Communications joins the hotel from a background in hotels, airlines and destination marketing with a focus on PR and communications. Mubarak Gaffoor, Director of Sales returned from ten years in the UK where he held leadership roles in Sales and Distribution Management for internationally branded hotels. Nihal Muhandiram, Group Accommodation Manager who has been with the group for the past four years manages special projects and building, and facilities presentation across the group. Thanuja Leelarathena, Financial Controller manages the full range of commercial transactions across the hotel and joins the team from a similar role in an internationally branded hotel in Sri Lanka.
“Our strategy focuses on the customer’s individual needs and placing that distinctive price to endorse the fact that we are unique and operationally efficient. With a newly structured management team in place, we are poised to forge ahead towards new milestones and ambitious goals,” said Tony Fleming.