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Amanda Elder Appointed General Manager
of The St. Regis Shanghai

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Shanghai, May 9th, 2008 – The St. Regis Shanghai today announces the appointment of Amanda Elder as General Manager. Ms. Elder previously worked in Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Australia and Thailand, as well as opening the first Starwood property in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Most recently Ms. Elder held the position of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Pacific. This role, based in Sheraton on The Park Sydney – voted “Best Luxury Hotel in New South Wales, Australia”, assisted in the strategic direction of its 16 Hotels covering four Starwood brands. 
 
Ms. Elder, a native Australian, has a bachelor’s degree of Arts from Auckland University, New Zealand, majoring in English and Politics; she has nearly 20 years working experience in the hospitality industry.
 
“Amanda brings a wealth of experience and skills to The St. Regis Shanghai,” said Qian Jin, Senior Vice President, China and Taiwan, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd. “We have the right person for this position and I am confident that Amanda can take The St. Regis Shanghai to greater heights.”

Following on from the successful tenure of former General Manager Chuck Abbott, who now heads up Starwood’s expansion in Macau with the opening of the 4,100 room Sheraton, Ms. Elder will be responsible for managing The St. Regis Shanghai, ensuring that the hotel's impeccable quality of service and standards are maintained at the highest level. 

“I am excited to have been given this opportunity to work in Shanghai, China ” said Ms. Elder, “Furthermore, to join a hotel which is one of the most luxurious of the luxury brands of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, is a great privilege and I look forward to meeting our loyal guests and to sharing my experience with the team.” 

The St. Regis Shanghai, situated in the heart of the financial and business district of Pudong, Shanghai, recently won World Traveller magazine’s “Top Hotel for Service” award 2007, and was featured in Travel+Leisure’s “Top 500 Hotels in the World” 2008 list.

ABOUT ST. REGIS HOTELS & RESORTS
Combining timeless sophistication with modern luxury, the St. Regis brand is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century ago, St. Regis is known for delivering an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at the best addresses in the world. The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil highly anticipated St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City and Punta Mita in Latin America. In Asia, St. Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain. Personalized service and amenities, enviable locations and luxuriously localized design are recognized worldwide as hallmarks of the St. Regis experience. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.
 
ABOUT STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien® and the recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com/pressclub 

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Contact:

Contact: Joan Pan
Tel: (86 21) 5050 4567
Email: joan.pan@stregis.com

 

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Also See: St. Regis Hotel, Shanghai Appoints Tom S’prayoon as Director of Sales & Marketing / March 2007
Shanghai Surprise: Update on Hotel Technology at Grand Hyatt Shanghai and The St. Regis Shanghai / Jan 2002
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