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Swire Hotels Promotes Dean Winter, Jennifer Cheung and Marcel Thoma
to Management Appointments in Hong Kong

(Hong Kong, October 24, 2011) – Swire Hotels is pleased to announce the following management appointments to its regional hotel and operations team in Hong Kong.

Dean Winter has been promoted to the newly created role of Area General Manager, Hong Kong expanding his operational responsibility to include the lifestyle business hotel EAST whilst continuing in his role as General Manager of The Upper House. Prior to joining Swire Hotels in January 2007 as part of the pre-opening team, Dean Winter was previously Executive Assistant Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong for 5 years from 2001 where he oversaw the renovation and re-opening of the hotel in 2006.

Jennifer Cheung, formerly Director of Sales & Marketing at EAST becomes Hotel Manager, EAST working together with Willem van Emden in the position of Executive Assistant Manager.

In addition, Marcel Thoma, previously Director of Guest Experience at The Upper House now becomes Hotel Manager, The Upper House.
Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels comments “I am pleased to share this individual recognition of the Hong Kong management team as we move forward to the next stage in the development of our collection of individual hotels from both a regional and, international perspective.”

About Swire Hotels
Swire Hotels has been created to manage intriguing urban hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, providing a characterful experience for travellers who seek individuality, style and personalised service.
The Opposite House, Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, above Pacific Place, Hong Kong, in October 2009.
Swire Hotels opened a 345-room lifestyle business hotel called EAST, Hong Kong in Hong Kong’s Island East, on 25 January 2010. EAST, Beijing with 369 rooms, located within INDIGO in Jiangtai, will open in 2012.
Swire Hotels has launched a new collection of locally inspired and stylish hotels in the heart of great British towns and cities called Chapter Hotels. The first hotel in the collection, The Montpellier Chapter, opened on the 29th November in Cheltenham. The second Chapter hotel will open in Exeter in 2012.


Linda Petrie /Anita Lam
Petrie PR
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Also See: Swire Hotels Debuts Their New British Hotel Brand, Chapter Hotels; The Montpellier Chapter, Formerly the Kandinsky Hotel, is the First to Open in Cheltenham, England / February 2011

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