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 Ian Jones Appointed General Manager of Swissôtel Grand, Shanghai

SHANGHAI, OCTOBER 2007 – Several weeks ago Ian Jones started a new challenge as the General Manager of Swissôtel Grand, Shanghai, which at the moment is under construction and will be opened in spring 2008. Before coming to Shanghai, the Canadian born General Manager has enjoyed seven years of international hospitality experience, which also included the General Manager post at the Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow in Russia.

Ian Jones looks back to a 23 year career in hotel and hospitality sector.  Before joining Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts he worked two and a half years for the Hilton London Metropole as Director Operations, followed by another two and a half years in the same position opening the new Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
 
Prior to his international placements, his Canadian hotel career included positions as the Hotel Manager for the Sheraton-on-the-Falls, Niagara Falls, General Manager of the Reunion Bar at the Toronto Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center and as Assistant Banquet Manager for the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
 
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts (www.swissotel.com) is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, modern and contemporary design. Each Swissôtel hotel offers personalised service with charm and efficiency.  Located in main gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels have convenient access to business and shopping districts, and local attractions. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts worldwide have won prestigious awards and accolades.
 
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 80 hotels in 25 countries worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont Heritage Place, Fairmont Residences and Raffles Residences, which offer luxury vacation ownership and residential properties. 

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Contact:

Eva-Maria Panzer
Director Communication
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +41 44 317 3322
Email: evamaria.panzer@swissotel.com

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Also See: Paul P. Hutton Named General Manager of Hilton Kuala Lumpur / September 2005
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