News for the Hospitality Executive
Conrad Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jean-Pierre Mainardi
as General Manager of the Conrad Shanghai
13 November 2007: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, the global contemporary luxury hotel brand, has appointed Jean-Pierre Mainardi as General Manager of the forthcoming Conrad Shanghai, a new lavish hotel development scheduled to open in September 2008 in the vibrant Xintiandi district of the city.
Jean-Pierre will supervise operational activities in the lead up to the opening of the Conrad Shanghai, appointing a team of experienced hotel staff who will ensure guests receive a sophisticated, personalised service, a quality for which Conrad's global luxury hotels and resorts are renowned.
With 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Pierre joins the Conrad Shanghai from the Nile Hilton, in Egypt, which he managed for five years. Prior to this, Jean-Pierre worked in management positions at Hilton Hotels worldwide including Brussels, London, New York, Bangkok, Lahore, Bahrain, Turkey, Strasbourg and Glasgow. In his new role Jean-Pierre will report to Timothy Soper, VP Operations, Greater China and Mongolia.
Commenting on the appointment, Koos Klein, President Hilton Hotels Corporation - Asia Pacific, says, "Jean-Pierre has a fantastic track record in all aspects of hotel operations, having managed prestigious hotels around the world. Given his experience, we are confident that Jean-Pierre is the ideal person to lead this new development for the luxury Conrad brand."
Richard Blamey, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, adds: "The entry of Conrad into mainland China will be a significant milestone for the brand's presence in Asia Pacific and will complement the well-established Conrad Hong Kong which has been one of China's leading luxury hotels for over 17 years. Indeed, the location of the Conrad Shanghai in the thriving Xintiandi district, part of a major ongoing development, is extremely exciting and a great fit with the Conrad brand."
The Conrad Shanghai is part of an urban revitalisation project comprising trendy boutiques, restaurants and shops in the upmarket Xintiandi district. The hotel's ultra-contemporary design has been inspired by traditional Chinese motifs and will feature 362 stylish guest rooms, a chic urban spa, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and two standalone annexes housing innovative food and beverage, and recreational facilities.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is continuously growing and strengthening its global portfolio and currently has luxury hotels and resorts in leading urban and resort destinations globally. New Conrad hotels and resorts are in conversion in the Maldives and under development in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the Bahamas, Koh Samui, Buenos Aires and the Portuguese Algarve.
|Also See:||Hilton Hotels Corporation and Shanghai Li Xing Hotel Company Ltd Sign Management Contract for Conrad Shanghai / April 2006|