News for the Hospitality Executive
Christopher R. Clark the New Hotel Manager
at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
TOKYO, December 3 , 2009 – Armed with two decades of hospitality experience, Christopher R. Clark begins his new post as the Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. A native of Brookfield, Connecticut, Mr. Clark spent the last two years in China, where he held the position of Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms for The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, and was instrumental in the resort’s 2008 opening.
“Chris’ extensive work in Asia, coupled with his 11 years of Ritz-Carlton experience will be an exceptional asset, and something that we will greatly utilize here in Tokyo,” said Francois J. Cnockaert, general manager of the hotel. “His creative management style coupled with his ability to identify opportunities to improve the overall guest experience will only enhance our continuing efforts in enlivening The Ritz-Carlton experience.”
Mr. Clark’s Ritz-Carlton career began in 1997, when he was appointed the Director of Front Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta Georgia. Subsequently, he rose through the ranks in various rooms positions at properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya. In addition to his work experience, Mr. Clark has assisted in the opening task forces for several sister hotels including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, and The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen. Later this month, he will be a lead trainer for the company’s first Reserve product – Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand.
His work experience also includes senior managerial position with hotels in Israel and the United States.
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