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Ingvar Herland and P.T. Wong Appointed to Executive Positions
at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Hong Kong

General Manager Appointments at the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited 

HONG KONG, Aug. 8, 2008 - The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited announces the following senior appointments: Mr. Ingvar Herland as General Manager, Research & Technology; and Mr. P.T. Wong as General Manager, Project Coordination and Technical Services. Both appointees are based in Hong Kong and the appointments took effect on 1 July, 2008.

Mr. Ingvar Herland

Mr. Herland joined HSH in 2006 when he took on the position of Manager -- Engineering. He was promoted to be Assistant General Manager, Research & Technology in early 2008, and subsequently further promoted to General Manager in July 2008. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Group's design and development engineering division, which is responsible for the technological innovations for HSH hotels and non-hotel properties.

A Norwegian native, Mr. Herland gained his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Trondheim in Norway. Before joining the Group in 2006, Mr. Herland had worked in telecommunications for 24 years in different regions around the world, including Western and Southeast Europe, Asia, India, Latin America and the Baltic countries.

Mr. P.T. Wong

Mr. Wong joined HSH in 1996 as Senior Assistant Project Manager but left the Group in 2002. He re-joined in 2006 as Senior Manager, Projects. In early 2008, he was appointed Assistant General Manager, Project Coordination and Technical Services and further promoted to General Manager in July 2008. In his capacity, Mr. Wong is responsible for the technical services and project management of the Group's new and existing hotel developments.

Mr. Wong was born in Malaysia and educated in Hong Kong and the UK. He is an alumnus of Imperial College, London and is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, United Kingdom.

About HSH
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited was incorporated in 1866. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia and the USA. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai (opening in 2009) and Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building and The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Irene Lau
Manager, Corporate Affairs
   The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
   Tel:   +852-2840-7788

Also See: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Signs Agreement with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company to Re-develop the Former Home of the Majestic Hotel in Paris, France into a Peninsula Hotel / July 2008


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