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Michael Tiplady Appointed Senior Vice President of
GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, August 16th, 2007 – Mr Michael Tiplady has been appointed Senior Vice President of GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd, an Asian Hospitality Group, based in Hong Kong. 

With more than thirty years experience in the hospitality industry, Tiplady’s career includes opening and managing five star hotels and resorts worldwide that include  Europe, The Middle East, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, many parts of China and more locally here in Hong Kong.

As a graduate of Thames Valley University and The University of Paisley, Tiplady began his career as a Post Graduate Management Trainee with Strand Hotels London, soon rising to Front Office Manager and then as Senior Catering Manager of Tower Hotel, London.

In 1982, Tiplady obtained his first executive position as General Manager of The Bloomsbury Park Hotel London, that led to the position as Area General Manager for Kennedy Brookes, Distinctive Inns Division, that later was managed and owned by THF. 

On arriving in Hong Kong in 1991, Tiplady’s first position in Asia was that of General Manager of The Eastin Valley Hotel, the first boutique hotel in Hong Kong, located in Happy Valley, following which, he joined Pearl International Hotels as Group Business Development Manager, that subsequently led to the position of Vice President of Development and Special Projects, to procure and open hotels in many parts of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Tiplady’s strong international experience made available an opportunity with Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, as Hotel Manager, that ultimately led to an opportunity through the Asian Hotel Alliance, to join Dusit Hotels and Resorts, as opening General Manager for the Dusit, Dubai UAE. 

Prior to his appointment in GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd in 2006, Tiplady was with Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts, initially opening the Gran Melia, Beijing, then as General Manager of their Gran Melia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tiplady’s solid international background and depth of experience can certainly assist in his leadership of GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd to attain their business objectives and realize their creative vision for the future.

About GR8 Leisure Concept

GR8 Leisure Concept Limited specializes in the investment, development and management of hotel, leisure and entertainment enterprises. Established in 2004, the company is committed to providing new and innovative products and services to all customers and guests to indulge and reward them with unique and enchanting experience. 

Projects of the company include a designer boutique hotel in Tsim Sha Shiu, The Luxe Manor, a serviced apartment in Central, Knight on Wyndham and a hotel in Suzhou, China.

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Contact:

Kevin Ng/ Irene Ma
GR8 Leisure Concept Ltd.
Tel: (852) 2526 4333
Fax: (852) 2526 4833
Email: kng@gr8.com.hk
 

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Also See: Langham Hotels International Appoints Two Senior Executives for its Development Team, Harry Littlewood and Stefan Heintze / February 2007
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