Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe names Bernd Pichler hotel manager

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Photo credit: Marriott International

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort in Truckee, Calif., appointed of Bernd Pichler as hotel manager. Pichler joins the luxury mountain resort with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and an international background in sales and operations.

Bernd Pichler. Photo credit:
Marriott International

Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Pichler served as operations manager at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. Pichler held additional positions with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Fairmont Pittsburgh, Fairmont Grand Del Mar (San Diego), and Fairmont San Francisco. Before that, he held sales and hospitality positions at The Langham in London, The Chelsea Hotel in Toronto and The Leading Hotels of the World representing the UK, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Israel.

Pichler earned a degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management in his homeland of Austria. Continuing his personal studies, he attended universities in Canada, Spain and the U.S., including an asset-management program at Cornell University. He is a certified sommelier and fluently speaks English, German, Spanish and French.

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Located 6 miles from both downtown Truckee and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe consists of 170 guestrooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences and a spa.