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Senior Management Appointments at Shanghai’s
New Zendai Hotel Yin & Zendai Art Hotel

David Guo Appointed as Director Sales & Marketing
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(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 ranked
 
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.
 


David Guo

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 Graham Kiy. 
 
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

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Contact:

Kathy Lou
Tel: (86) 21 5213 3030
Email: kathy.lou@ghcasia.com

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Also See: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Makes General Manager Appointments; Paul Tchen Named Opening GM at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai / July 2008
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