The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese with Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui’s Yannick Gregory Mauchle

The great thing about my job is…

Working in a team environment with different people from all over the world and having the chance to visit some of the most beautiful destinations.

The challenge for industry is…

Oversupply in certain markets – this is great for consumers but challenging for hotel operators. For me, it’s important that we add our special touch to make sure our properties stand out from the rest.

My greatest achievement is…

Being able to work for great people, legendary brands and having beautiful people all around me.

The biggest thing in MICE this year will be…

Personalised services to meet guests’ needs for every type of event. The newly opened The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is well equipped for business meetings and private functions with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We have the flexibility to personalise guests’ events using a creative approach along with an expert attention to detail.

I try to relax by…

Having indulgent dinners with my close friends and flying back to Switzerland during winter to cool myself down.

I don’t understand why…

More people don’t enjoy the simple things in life.

My favourite venue is…

It’s more about the destination for me and South East Asia is definitely a favourite. Situated along Southern Thailand’s spectacular coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui offers the best of both beach and Thai culture – what more could you ask for?

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Africa – the only continent I have yet to explore.

I am scared to death of…

Cockroaches.

I can’t live without…

Swiss chocolate.

I really wish I had…

The ideas of Steve Jobs, the bank account of Mark Zuckerberg and the looks of Brad Pitt!

If I could invite four people to a dinner party, they’d be…

Can I pick more than four?

How about everyone from the Forbes Top 100 list.  I certainly hope they would settle the bill.

For anyone starting out in the industry one piece of advice I’d give would be ….

Have passion, be patient and be open to new adventures.

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