Franz Ackermann celebrates 100th Birthday at Royal Cliff


Franz Johan Ackermann, a top long staying guest at the Royal Cliff, celebrated his 100th birthday at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa in the warm company of family, friends and the Royal Cliff team on January 31. A multi-lingual businessman and executive from Lugano, Switzerland, Franz has been a guest at the hotel for 34 consecutive years.

It was probably fate which led Franz to the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. In 1982, when he was still the director of the Lugano International Association of Travel and Tourism professionals, during a Skål Congress in Manila, he met the general manager of the property at that time, Alois X. Fassbind, who invited him to come and discover the distinctiveness of Pattaya City as well as experience the Royal Cliff hospitality. Soon after, his long-lasting love affair with the property began.

Franz Johann Ackermann blows out candles on his birthday cake during his 100th Birthday celebration at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa.

Ackermann is Royal Cliff’s oldest and longest staying guest with over 1,600 room nights. After the holiday season each year, for the past 34 years, he always comes to Thailand with his entire family and stays in the same hotel on the same floor and in the exact same room.

Celebrating his 100th birthday in Thailand and at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group was an important milestone for both him and the hotel. “I would like to show my wholehearted appreciation to the management of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group who made me feel like royalty on my 100th birthday.”