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Stuart Chase Appointed General Manager at
Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, Turkey

ZURICH, March 2008 – The new General Manager at Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir is Stuart Chase. Prior to this appointment he was based in Bahrain as General Manager of the Gulf Hotel & Gulf International Convention & Exhibition Centre.  Before moving to the Middle East, he was Group General Manager based in Zambia for one of the region’s leading Destination Management Companies.
Between 1999 and 2005 Stuart Chase held senior positions within Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, initially as Hotel Manager of the China World Hotel in Beijing, before later being promoted to General Manager of the Shangri-La Hotel Changchun, China. Thereafter he was appointed as opening General Manager for the Shangri-La Hotel Zhongshan, in Guangdong.
From 1985 through to 1999, S. Chase, a British national, worked in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana as General Manager of various leading deluxe properties including the Lord Charles Hotel in Cape Town and the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts ( is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels for today’s discerning business and leisure travellers, combining the renowned Swiss touch with a fresh, contemporary and modern 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.

Eva-Maria Panzer, 
Director Communication, 
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, 
Tel: +41 44 317 3322, 

Also See: Ian Jones Appointed General Manager of Swissôtel Grand, Shanghai / October 2007
Jing’an Chengjian Signs Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts to Manage 208-room Deluxe Hotel Development in Foshan, Guangdong Province / September 2006


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