Italian hotelier takes helm of Shang Mactan
Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Five-star resort Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa is now headed by Italian hotelier Christian Nannucci as the new general manager.

Nannucci took over the resort’s leadership after former GM Renè Egle took another assignment in Shangri-La Group’s property in Muscat, Oman.

A native of Florence, Nannucci brings with him a wealth of hospitality experience spanning 25 years, including his recent appointment in Kuala Lumpur as General Manager of the iconic Traders Hotel.

He has been traveling around the world since he was 19 years old to pursue his career in the hospitality industry – from London, France, Abu Dhabi, and to his most recent post as General Manager of Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is also multi-versed, being fluent in the languages of Italian, French, and English.

With his extensive background in room operations and sales, Nannucci excitedly takes on the helm at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa.

“It’s a great opportunity to be based in such a dynamic location in the Philippines, and to be able to run this award-winning resort,” said Nannucci.

“Cebu is a world-renowned destination, famed for its islands, beaches, food and most especially, locals! To call it my new home is an honor,” Nannucci said.

“Together with the rest of the team, I’m truly excited to help bring Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa to even greater heights,” he added.

Nannucci’s Cebu assignment comes more exciting as Cebu will take the center stage especially in tourism as it celebrates the 500th anniversary celebration of the introduction of Roman Catholic Church in the country this coming 2021.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 38,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

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