(Shanghai, March 11, 2009) -- Two senior management appointments have
been announced at new twin luxury hotels under development in Shanghai,
the ‘city retreat’ Zendai Hotel Yin and 5-star Zendai Art Hotel. They are
part of the spectacular new RMB 2.4 billion Himalayas Center, being acclaimed
as an ‘Archisculptural Masterpiece for 21st century China’.
The two executives join a management team led by British national Graham
Kiy, General Manager of both hotels, which will open in Pudong in 2010
in time for the Shanghai World Expo. Beijing native David Guo has been
appointed as Director Sales & Marketing for both hotels. Stella Huang
has been appointed as Director of Zendai Hotel Yin.
David Guo, 39, is a sales and marketing veteran of top international
hotels in China. He was previously Director of Sales & Marketing at
the Mandarin Oriental, Sanya.He was involved in the pre-opening of Kempinski
Hotel, and previously Director of Sales at The Peninsula Palace Hotel,
one of the leading hotels in Beijing. He also helped reposition the Hilton
Beijing as a deluxe 5 star hotel, also as Director of Sales.
Stella Huang Huei-Feng has over a decade of experience in the
hotel industry in her native Taiwan, including assisting in the opening
and managing the exclusive hot spring resort Villa 32. Villa 32 was subsequently
voted on Conde Nast Traveler's 2006 Hot List of the world's top new hotels.
It was the only Taiwan hotel not managed by an international chain to be
A graduate of The National Taiwan University and Switzerland's prestigious
Hotel Management School 'Les Roches', she began her hospitality career
as an apprentice with Movenpick in Geneva and Lausanne. On returning to
Taiwan, she worked for seven years at the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei,
rising from banquet sales executive to director of catering.
Outside the hotel industry, she also worked as director of programmes
for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, and Taiwan brand manager
of high-end New York cosmetic company, Chantecaille.
Stella Huang Huei-Feng
The Himalayas Center
Designed by world renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, it is
being developed by the Zendai Group. It also incorporates the Zendai
Museum of Art, DaGuan Theatre with multi-functional auditorium seating
for 1,650, Himalayas Mall and Himalayas Creative Complex / Museum Zone.
Zendai Hotel Yin
Occupying the top four floors of the hotel tower, Zendai Hotel Yin
is being designed by celebrated interior designer Khuan Chew of KCA
International, who designed the luxury 7 star hotel, the Burj Al Arab in
Dubai. Highly trained butlers will offer unrivalled levels of service in
China. A novel spa concept incorporating private suites will offer an outstanding
range of Chinese and Asian health and beauty treatments and therapies,
some using traditional Chinese medicines, and others originating in the
Himalayas. A highlight of the hotel will be a modern interpretation of
a traditional Chinese tea house serving a wide range of high quality teas
and New China Tea Cuisine, and featuring daily performances of Chinese
and Asian music. The 24-hour library will offer a wide range of Chinese
history, culture, art and music related books and information. According
to the developer, the Zendai Hotel Yin’s cultural offerings will be a “veritable
feast for the senses”.
Zendai Art Hotel
The 5-star Zendai Art Hotel occupying the first 14 floors of the hotel
tower is also designed by Khuan Chew, with over 300 rooms and suites in
contemporary Chinese style, and high-tech communications and services.
The business-style hotel will also feature exceptional dining concepts
offering authentic Chinese and International cuisines, including the Shanghai
Art Restaurant for fine Shanghainese dining. Zendai Art Hotel will provide
a lobby theater concept that will become a social center of Pudong New
district with elegant and artistic Chinese entertainment. Along with a
state of the art gym and indoor pool will be unique “rejuvenation pods”
with sensory treatments such as oxygen, light, vibration and sound therapy.
For meetings and events, the hotel features a spectacular, cone-shaped
864 square metre ballroom with a 9-metre height ceiling, six private rooms
and an impressive 5,300 square metre roof garden.
Both hotels will be “a showcase for modern China, a fusion of Chinese
art and culture with modern hospitality at the very highest level”, said
The Himalayas Center is located opposite to Shanghai’s New International
Expo Center and just 15 minutes from the city’s main financial district
in Pudong. Metro line no. 7 is accessed directly from the basement
of the Himalayas Center and the high speed maglev train, for 7-minute transfers
and from Pudong airport, is just 10 minutes away.
For further information, visit: www.zendaihimalayas.com Pre-opening
office Tel: 86-21-5033-3333