Seasoned hotelier Chris Franzen has been appointed as General Manager of the Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha.
A highly qualified hospitality professional, Chris has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, with an accomplished track record. He has extensive international expertise in leadership and management, spanning over five continents, ranging from luxury and upscale properties to select service operations in urban as well as resort environments.
Before exploring the leadership side of the industry, Chris began his career as a professionally trained chef and sommelier. He spent years in different operational departments across many properties, perfecting his multifaceted knowledge and talent. He then used his experience and passion to expand his role as General Manager.
After over 20 years in the GCC region across Dubai, Muscat, and Doha, where he served as Area Vice President, Chris was then appointed for an exciting position as Area Vice President in India. On the completion of this assignment, he returned to Doha to launch a boutique luxury hospitality consulting firm, followed by his new and exciting appointment as General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha.