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Guy Hutchinson Appointed General Manager of the Hilton Shanghai

October 22, 2008 - Guy Hutchinson was appointed General Manager of the Hilton Shanghai in March 2008, a landmark Hilton property that enjoys a reputation as one of the first international hotels to open in China. 

Born in Caracas Venezuela to a British father and French Mauritian mother, Guy was raised and educated in South Africa. He started his 20 year career in hospitality in London, where he embarked on the prestigious Graduate Management Programme developed by Trusthouseforte Hotels. The programme led to management positions with Forte Hotels, at properties such as the Waldorf (London), The Queens Hotel Cheltenham and the world famous Brown’s Hotel in London.

In 1997, Guy joined Hilton Hotels Corporation as Director of Business Development at the Hilton Amsterdam, a property undergoing a US$45 million renovation. In 2000 he was appointed as Hotel Manager of the Hilton Dubai Creek, a 154-room boutique hotel under development in the United Arab Emirates. There he oversaw the construction, launch and operations of the hotel and introduced the award winning restaurant, Verre, part of a unique collaboration with Gordon Ramsay, London’s Michelin three-star chef. 

The year 2002 brought a transfer to Tokyo as Director of Operations of the Hilton Tokyo Bay, one of the largest properties in the Hilton portfolio. There Guy managed extensive room enhancements including the addition of Family Suites and 43 Deluxe Plus Rooms and the development of the Jeffrey Beers International designed restaurant, the square, serving 2000 guests per day.

Prior to his move to China, Guy had been General Manager of the Hilton Cairns in Australia since 2005, during which time he steered the hotel through an expansion of its market mix, which has seen the property emerge as a market leader among the city’s five star hotels. Additionally he oversaw a significant renovation of public areas and the addition of a wedding chapel.

A keen sportsman, Guy is also an enthusiastic student of international cultures and has a passion for hotel and restaurant design. 

Hilton Shanghai
Set in the heart of Shanghai's business and entertainment centre, the Hilton Shanghai is within walking distance of major corporations and the main shopping districts. Business is a pleasure here with 18 meeting rooms, including the elegant Grand Ballroom. The hotel boasts an Executive Lounge and 24-hour business center. All offer wireless internet access. The 3,000 square meter spa is an oasis for exercising and relaxing, with a gym, pool, tennis and squash courts and 8 treatment rooms. The Hilton Shanghai is now in its third consecutive year as the city's exclusive hotel sponsor to the Tennis Masters Cup.

About Hilton Hotels
With more than 500 hotels on six continents, Hilton Hotels continues to be an innovative leader in the full- service hospitality segment and the most recognized name in the industry. Hilton celebrates the accomplishment, enlightenment, renewal and celebration that travel enables. This commitment to personal guest achievement infuses all decisions about products, programs and amenities, and is underscored by the belief that travel can and should be transformative. Each unique Hilton Hotel was designed to reflect the sense of place of its location; each team member chosen to reflect the local culture and community.


Yvonne Yan
Director of Marketing & Communications 
Hilton Shanghai
Tel: +86 (21) 6248 7777 ext. 6100 

Also See: Markus Kosch Named General Manager of Hilton Hefei in China Replacing Luc Bollen / September 2008
Luc Bollen Named General Manager of Hilton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / August 2008

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