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Macau, October 25, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Macau is pleased to announce the appointment and promotion of Christian Gurtner as the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, effective immediately. In this role, he will be primarily responsible for managing the hotel operations and maintaining the unparalleled service excellence that is synonymous with The Ritz-Carlton brand, for guests to create indelible memories.

Christian joined The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore as Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage in 2012 and promoted as Hotel Manager in 2013, bringing with him global experience in management positions with hotel brands across Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and China, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Hyatt Hotels‎

Christian commenced on his hospitality career in 1992 in Switzerland and garnered extensive experience in Rooms and Food & Beverage divisions in various parts of USA including Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills. He was part of two opening teams for Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Canada and Four Seasons Resort West Lake Village, California USA. Christian’s career in Asia began in Hong Kong in 2007 with Hyatt International Asia Pacific and after spending a year as Director of Food & Beverage at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

Effectively bilingual in English and German, Christian holds a Master of Business Administration at The University of Arcadia, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management at The EHL, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.