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Xavier Lim Appointed General Manager at The Waterhouse
at South Bund, Shanghai, China

(Shanghai, China / Singapore, 8 December 2009) – The Waterhouse at South Bund, Shanghai’s first cutting-edge design hotel scheduled to open in early 2010, announced the appointment of veteran hotelier Xavier Lim as General Manager. 

Armed with more than 15 years of hospitality management experience, Lim aims to raise the boutique hotel stakes in Shanghai with refreshing lifestyle concept.

"With innovative design and exciting culinary offerings, The Waterhouse at South Bund will leave a lasting impression on travellers who are in search of a unique hospitality  experience,” said Lim. "We will play a significant role in the re-emergence of South Bund 
and Shiliupu, which was the focal point for shipping and trading activities in Shanghai in  the 1800s.”

Lim most recently served as the Executive Assistant Manager at Millennium Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai.  Prior to Millennium Hongqiao, Lim was the Director of Catering and Conference Services at The Portman Ritz Carlton, Shanghai and held managerial positions at some of the finest properties in Asia, including The Regent Shanghai, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore and Tung Lok Group. 

Lim graduated with honor’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, majoring in both Travel Industry Management and Marketing. He also received management certificates from the Singapore Hotel Association Training & Educational Centre.

Located next to The Cool Docks lifestyle destination, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a chic, contemporary hotel transformed from a historic waterfront property.  Operated by The New Majestic Group from Singapore, the hotel features work of some of the world’s top designers, a casual modern European restaurant that offers a brand new culinary concept in Shanghai, an inviting roof-top cocktail lounge, and spectacular panoramic views of the Pudong futuristic skyline and the Huangpu River. 

Waterhouse at South Bund
Maojiayuan Road 1-3 Huangpu District
Shanghai, China

The Waterhouse at South Bund also boasts a 8,000-square-foot (743 sqm) multi-function warehouse that has a double-storey ceiling and a pillar-less, flexible layout, making it a preferred new venue for Shanghai’s top events even before the its official launch.


Wong, Wye Leng  (Ms.)
Tel: +65 9826 4097

Also See: Cameron Holdings Hotel Management Transforming a Property in Shanghai’s Historic Shiliupu District into a Boutique Hotel, The WaterHouse at South Bund / April 2009

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