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Keith Hardie appointed as General Manager
of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

June 12, 2008 - Keith Hardie has been appointed General Manager of 770-room Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, effective June 2008, announced Qian Jin, Senior Vice President for Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, China.
In his new role, Mr. Hardie will be responsible for all aspects of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai operations, enhancing employee development, guest satisfaction, strategic planning and brand recognition. 

A 31-year hotel industry veteran, Keith Hardie has been with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 14 years, most recently at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok as General Manager. In this capacity, he administered all areas directly under his supervision to ensure that every aspect of the Hotel met Westin brand standards.  The Hotel won numerous Best in Class awards and Mr. Hardie was also awarded by his industry peers.  Previously, Mr. Hardie was General Manager of El Gezirah Sheraton Hotel, Towers & Casino Cairo. 

Prior to Mr. Hardie’s career with Starwood, he held management positions at Muscat Inter-Continental Hotel, Shangri-la’s Fijian Resort, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manila and The London Marriott Hotel at Grosvenor Square.   

A British citizen, Mr. Hardie was educated in the UK from where he procured tertiary-level qualifications from both Newport College of Arts and Technology and Ealing College. He began his career as a Graduate Management trainee with Trust House Forte in 1977 and received his first overseas posting to Dubai 29 years ago. Mr. Hardie and his wife Olivia have been married 25 years and have three boys each born in different countries. Apart from the commitment to family, Keith’s additional interests include golf, sailing and rugby. 

Located in 789 Nanjing Road East, Le Royal Méridien is in the centre of Shanghai. The tallest landmark building in Shanghai Puxi with an ultra modern design, the location of Le Royal Méridien is second to none.  Stylish and sophisticated, the five-star deluxe Le Royal Méridien Shanghai has the best facilities in Shanghai. 770 luxurious guest rooms and suites that showcase views of the mighty Huangpu River, People’s Square, or the Shanghai skyline. With 10 exciting restaurants and bars, 2,000 square meters of meeting space, two naturally lit Grand Ballrooms and numerous breakout rooms; the hotel offers facilities unmatched by any other.


Tony Wang
Director of Marketing Communications
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 3318 9999 * 8070

Also See: Le Meridien Revs Up the Momentum; Obtains New Long-term Partnerships with Several High-profile/ HOTEL Asia Pacific Asia Pacific Hotel Owners as Recapitalisation Strategy Continues / June 2004
Grand Pacific Hotel in Bangkok to Be Managed by Starwood and Rebranded as the Westin Grande Sukhumvit / July 2002


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