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The Westin Beijing Makes Three Executive Committee Appointments;
Paul M Cunningham Named Hotel Manager


Beijing, Apr 5, 2008 - Mr. Charlie Dang, Area Managing Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Northern China and General Manager of The Westin Beijing, Financial Street, has announced three executive committee appointments. 

Mr. Paul M Cunningham has been appointed as Hotel Manager. A UK citizen, Mr. Cunningham started his hotel career at Claridges Hotel in London in 1990, and gained rich experience through a variety of senior management positions with several leading hotel chains in the UK, China and South Korea. During his ten-year tenure in Starwood, especially at St. Regis Beijing and W Seoul Walkerhil, Mr. Cunningham has achieved world-class service and operational excellence in all areas. He will report to Mr. Charlie Dang, and create a unique renewing experience for travelers and residents in Beijing.  

Mr. Bernhard Alexander Langer was promoted from Director of Food & Beverage to Executive Assistant Manager. He will be responsible for Food and Beverage operations, Six Sigma, Westin branding and other projects. Mr. Langer joined the pre opening Westin Beijing, Financial Street team, and has been instrumental in building its reputation and credited for creating an inspirational and renewing dining experience. 

Ms. Jane Jie Wu was appointed as Director of Human Resources. Prior to this position, Ms. Wu was Director of Human Resources at The Regent Hotel Beijing. With more than 20 years of working experience in hotel human resource management, Ms. Wu is keen to deliver her significant knowledge and experience to manage a caring and passionate family at The Westin Beijing, Financial Street. 
Ideally located on the expanding “Wall Street of China”, The Westin Beijing, Financial Street not only offers luxurious accommodation but also a unique Westin life style via the innovative services and products including the signature Westin Heavenly Bed®, Service Express®, Westin Workout®, Westin Kids Club®, and Heavenly Spa by Westin®, which speak to the core essence of the Westin brand – personal, instinctive, and renewal. 

Paul M Cunningham

Bernhard Alexander Langer

Jane Jie Wu

In 2007 its first year of operation, the hotel was recognized with eight prestigious awards from key regional and international media and organizations. The distinguished awards bestowed upon the hotel in 2007 were: 

  • “Asia Top 50 Hotels” Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2007
  • “China Leading Business Hotel” World Travel Awards 2007
  • “Best New City Hotel” TTG Travel Awards 2007
  • “Best Business Hotel” TravelweeklyChina Industry Awards 2007 
  • “Hotel Chief of the Year – Mr. Charlie Dang” TravelWeeklyChina Industry Awards 2007 
  • “China Best New Business Hotel” Business Traveller China 2007
  • “China Best Business Hotel” Forbes China 2008
  • “China Best New Opening Hotel” Golden Pillow Awards 2007 

Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 122 hotels and resorts in 30 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


Sara Liu
Director of Marketing Communications 
Tel: (86) 10 6606 8866


Also See: Charlie Dang Appointed Area Managing Director, Northern China of Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Continues as General Manager at The Westin Beijing / March 2008
China's First Heavenly Spa by Westin Creates Oasis in Beijing Wall Street / July 2007


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