News for the Hospitality Executive
MIAMI, June 12, 2012-- Bernard Lackner was recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Island Club. In his new role, Mr. Lackner will oversee operations and direction of all of the island's signature amenities and services, including Fisher Island Hotel & Resort, all food and beverage operations, the beach club, spa, tennis, golf and marina facilities. Mr. Lackner will also be responsible for staff management and member relations.
"We are delighted to welcome Bernard as the new CEO of Fisher Island Club," said Jack Loeb, Fisher Island Club Board President. "Bernard's extensive network and impressive background in luxury hospitality management will be an incredible asset to the growth and development of our community."
Prior to joining Fisher Island Club, Mr. Lackner served as Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York for more than 20 years, where he developed a core clientele base including entertainers, royalty, heads of state and major corporate business executives. Mr. Lackner supervised all aspects of operations, global sales and marketing activities, etc. In addition to his extensive experience at Hotel Plaza Athenee, Mr. Lackner has held management positions at The Pierre Hotel, New York-- a Four Seasons Hotel at that time--and Hotel George V in Paris --now a Four Seasons Hotel—and Hilton International in Paris, to name a few. In addition, Mr. Lackner is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg, Germany.
Mr. Lackner was a Board Member of the New York City Hotel Association for many years. He has completed numerous management seminars at Cornell University, including P & L Management and Hotel Sales & Marketing. He has a Baccalaureate in International Economics and Financial Management in Luebeck, Germany.
About The Resort at Fisher Island Club
Located minutes off the coast of Miami, accessible only by auto-ferry or yacht (and via pre-approved clearance), The Resort at Fisher Island Club - the ultimate private luxury escape - is nestled amongst an upscale private residential community on Florida's only private powdery sugar sand beach. With luxury unparalleled, the 45-room resort features a private full-service Beach Club, an award winning P.B. Dye Championship golf course, world-class tennis facilities, two deep water marinas, seven restaurants, a spa and fitness center. More information is available at www.fisherislandclub.com (a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.)