Carla Petzold-Beck has been named General Manager of The Legian and The Club at The Legian by General Hotel Management (GHM), effective February 2, 2009.
Carla brings extensive hotel management, eco-tourism and property investment experience to her Bali role where she will be responsible for the resort's 66 suites as well as The Club at The Legian.
She replaces Andreas Herbst, who has moved to The Saujana in Kuala Lumpur, another GHM resort.
Throughout her 14-year career, Carla has acquired an understanding of the running and finances of hotels at every level, earning senior management positions at leading properties in Europe, Central America and Southeast Asia. Most recently, Carla was General Manager of the GHM -operated Carcosa Seri Negara in Kuala Lumpur, where she was responsible for a 13-suite historic boutique hotel with 90 staff members.
Prior to that, she oversaw the pre-opening and opening of Morganís Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, one of Latin America's most renowned agro-tourism hotels. As General Manager of the 5-star resort, she was responsible for all operations, pre-opening purchasing, coordination with the management company and owners, and the hiring and training of 50 staff members.
Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish - Carla completed her hotel management education at Cornell University in New York. Following graduation she began her career in Europe, where she held senior management positions at hotels in Germany, France and Switzerland.
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