The Galle Face Hotel recently announced the appointment of Wendell Rebeira as its Director Operations.
The former Resident Manager of the famous Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok and F&B Director of the Velassaru Resort in the Maldives, he counts over 19 years in the global hospitality industry.
Wendell Rebeira’s appointment coincides with the final stages of the iconic property’s restoration of its Classic Wing (Now North Wing) to its former glory positioning the hotel as ‘The Bespoke’ property in Colombo.
Explaining his vision for The Galle Face Hotel, Wendell Rebeira said that he is a staunch believer in the importance of retaining the prestigious identity of the hotel as a celebration of its rich history. Working closely with Antony Paton, the General Manager of The Galle Face Hotel, he intends on ensuring ‘Personable Service’ to each and every guest that enters the hotel to enjoy its timeless grandeur.
“I believe that every team member of the hotel must receive specialized training in international standards of luxury hospitality in order for us to live up to what we promise. In my new role I hope to provide individual training to each team member on various areas of service such as customizing a menu, the importance of the right balance of ingredients, inspecting and identifying each touch point of the hotel to provide clear entry to the property and to further expand the hotel’s service offerings to its clientele,” he said.
The Galle Face Hotel is now gearing itself to open its doors to a global market of refined and leisure travelers, business professionals as well as celebrities, expatriates and locals alike seeking to enjoy the luxuries of life while reminiscing on an era of Ceylon gone by.
The re-opening of North Wing will be one of the signature hotel openings that Sri Lanka’s hospitality industry has ever witnessed which will see popular international acts perform along with the participation of local VIPs and international celebrities.