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John A. Girard Named General Manager of Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong

Regal Hotels International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John A. Girard as General Manager of Regal Kowloon Hotel. He is also taking up the role of Vice President - Development in the Group.
Mr. Girard has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the Group, he had spent the last 18 years with Marco Polo Hotels, during which he held the positions of General Manager of the Hongkong Hotel, Vice President, Marketing & Operations and Area Director for Marco Polo’s three Hong Kong properties. In the past three decades, he has held positions in various disciplines in hotels all over the world including Rooms Division, Food & Beverage and particularly Sales & Marketing in Malta, Indonesia, Malaysia, England, Switzerland, Italy, Kuwait, Dubai, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Guyana (South America) and Australia for International chains such as Hyatt International, Holiday Inn, Beaufort International, Forte Hotels, Rank Hotels and Sino Hotels.
Mr. Girard speaks English, Maltese, Italian and Arabic. He is an active member of the hotel industry and has sat on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Hotels Association.
Ms. Belinda Yeung, Chief Operating Officer of Regal Hotels International said, “We are delighted to have Mr. Girard joining us and we are confident that with Mr. Girard’s expertise, he will take Regal Kowloon Hotel to the next level and leads the team to deliver quality services to all guests.”
About Regal Kowloon Hotel
Inaugurated in 1982, the international standard Regal Kowloon Hotel is an exquisite blend of classical European elegance with refined Oriental hospitality. Conveniently located in Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong’s renowned commercial and entertainment district, the Hotel is within walking distance to the various transportation networks. Its prime location offers easy access to other business districts in Hong Kong and Mainland China. There are 600 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 6 restaurants and bar, as well as 14 function rooms including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

About Regal Hotels International
Regal Hotels International is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong with
 around 6,000 fine rooms in total. Regal operates five quality hotels in Hong Kong, namely Regal Airport Hotel, Regal Hongkong Hotel, Regal Kowloon Hotel, Regal Oriental Hotel and Regal Riverside Hotel; and three in Shanghai, namely Regal International East Asia Hotel, Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel and Regal Jinfeng Hotel which will open soon in Pudong; and one in Chengdu, namely Regal Master Hotel which will open by end of 2009.


Ms Lily Chan
Group Director of Communications
Tel: (852) 2837 1963 Fax: (852) 2890 5073 
Ms Angela Cheu
Assistant Communications Manager
Tel: (852) 2837 1650 Fax: (852) 2890 5073 

Also See: Interview: Belinda Yeung, COO, Regal Hotels / Murray Bailey, Travel Business Analyst / September 2008

Interview with Paul Kirwin Head of Carlson Hotels in Asia Pacific and Update on Raffles International and Taj Hotels Marketing Alliance / Murray Bailey / February 2005

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