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Fritz Gubler - Director

Fritz is our specialist in hotel and restaurant design, and general food and beverage provision.

Fritz started his long career in the hotel industry with a chef apprenticeship in the well known “Hotel International” in Basel Switzerland.

His love for food developed further during the two year he spent in London as chef at the “Themed Restaurants” in the Swiss Center.

After returning home to his home country Switzerland he completed his professional education at the famous Ecole Hoterliere de Lausanne.
For several years he worked for the largest Swiss Hotel and Restaurant chain “Moevenpick” in various positions and significantly contributed to 2 hotel openings and was responsible for the planning and operations of several restaurants.


n 1975 he was selected to the planning and opening team for the Swiss Government financed Kenya Utalii College in Nairobi, this college is still the leading hotel school in Africa.

He was the opening General Manager of the up market Leisure Lodge Club in Kenya and then managed over six years the hotels of the German based Severin Hotel Group in Mombasa.

His biggest challenge was to oversee final construction and opening of the huge Isis Hotel in Luxor, Egypt. Construction was halted several times because of significant historical discoveries and hotel operations had to be adapted to the local cultural habits.

For a well known Sydney based developer Fritz established the “Premier Hotels International” opening one property and working on five projects.
He is a co-founder and Director of the Blue Mountains Hotel School, Australia and the Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Zealand.
He is a Director of the Hong Kong based “Swiss Belhotel International” a hotel group operating 12 hotels in various Asian countries.

In 2008 he published the “Great, Grand & Famous Hotels” a book for hotel lovers and discerning travellers.

The Mawland Group
45 Hume Street (PO Box 623), Crows Nest, NSW 1585, Sydney, Australia
Tel: 61 2 9437 0277 Fax: 61 2 9437 0288