Laucala Island, a private island resort located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, has announced that Kurt Wachtveitl has been appointed as its new global advisor. Wachtveitl brings with him 41 years of experience from his time with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, at the helm of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok as GM.
As the resort’s global advisor, Wachtveitl will spend annually four months on the island and work to increase Laucala’s visibility worldwide, supporting initiatives currently underway including the January 2013 launch of the resort’s new website. Wachtveitl supports the management of the island, currently led by GM David Stepetic, an American-born 17-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, as well as former Four Seasons executive and Stepetic’s wife, Risako Stepetic.
Laucala Island, owned by Austrian businessman Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of Red Bull energy drink company, is a private island resort consisting of 25 villas, five restaurants and bars, a private jet airport, 18-hole golf course, 12 horses, yachts and a spa. The island is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.