BANGKOK — Outrigger Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Markus Krebs as the new general manager of Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort as of 25 January 2021.

Prior to joining Outrigger, Krebs was general manager of the AAA Five-Diamond luxury, 400-rooom Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

The veteran hospitality leader has more than three decades of hotel experience, with a substantial emphasis in the luxury segment. His fondness for the industry started while he was a hotel management apprentice, where he quickly worked his way up to various positions, including front-office manager, restaurant manager, food and beverage director, resident manager and general manager. His efforts were instrumental in helping to uplift the hotels into internationally acclaimed, award-winning properties.

With a work history spanning four continents, Krebs has held senior hotel management positions in leading leisure and business travel destinations including Germany, California, Chicago and Bangkok, as well as the beaches of southern Thailand, Bazaruto Island southeast of Mozambique and on Hawaii Island — where he worked at the Fairmont Orchid. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Catering Management from the Hotelfachschule Dr. Robert Eckert in Germany.

“Markus brings a wealth of hospitality experience at luxury properties and premier island destinations to Outrigger,” said Mike Shaff, VP of operations at Outrigger Hospitality Group. “Having worked closely with Markus before, I know firsthand that he will lead from the front to ensure operational excellence and his passion for hospitality will nurture a sense of connection, warmth and renewal between our guests and hosts.”

“Returning to Hawaii to lead the iconic Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort as she sets sail on a new leg of her journey is a dream come true, said Krebs. “We are charting a course for a new post-COVID tourism era where hosts and guests cherish being a part of authentic hospitality experiences; I look forward to welcoming visitors back to this magnificent resort.”

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, the brand’s flagship beachfront retreat anchored in Hawaiian culture, is now undergoing a full transformation with sophisticated enhancements, upscale rooms and suites, new dining options and heightened service standards that incorporate Outrigger’s Clean Commitment safety and sanitation protocols. The resort will again welcome guests beginning April 2021; to book a stay in the brand-new accommodations, visit