SANYA, China, Nov. 1, 2018 — Recently, Adrian Chan has been appointed as the new General Manager of Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay and The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection. Adrian is now fully responsible for the operation and management of these two landmark hotels catering to business and leisure travelers.

Born in Hong Kong, Adrian graduated from the University of Calgary in Canada. He has extensive knowledge built from an impressive career of over 22 years in management experience in various cities, including Calgary, Beijing, Suzhou, Chengdu and Sanya. Adrian started his career at the Calgary Marriott and expanded his expertise across diverse international luxury brands in various operational roles with Fairmont, IHG, MGM, Swire and Rosewood. As a driven and passionate hotelier, Adrian has held Hotel Manager roles for several pre-opening properties including The Temple House by Swire Hotels. Prior to his appointment, Adrian was also the pre-opening Hotel Manager for Rosewood Sanya where he demonstrated leadership in all aspects of the hotel's operations.

"I am delighted to return to Marriott International family for this opportunity as the dual property General Manager. I look forward to working with an amazing team and taking the challenge of raising the bar of excellence towards ensuring our guests having a truly enhanced and enriching resort experience," said Adrian about his new appointment.

The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection, featured as the 118th Autograph Collection hotel globally, officially opened on March 18, 2017, marking the debut of the brand in China. The outstanding lifestyle resort has become a web-sensation hotel attracting millennials from around the country. Sanya Marriott Dadonghai Bay is a popular destination for families with its excellent facilities and service. The resort is in full swing for upgrading to a JW Marriott Hotel.

During his spare time, Adrian enjoys music, golf and photography. He is also keen on environmental initiatives as well as community welfare supporting local animal shelters.