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General Manager Appointments at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

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Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has made the the following new appointments:

• Mr Julian van den Bogaerde has been appointed General Manager of the Swissôtel Grand, Shanghai effective 1 October 2008
• Mr Christian Schaufelbuehl has been appointed General Manager of the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka effective 30 September 2008, and
• Mr Rainer Tenius has been appointed General Manager of the Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore effective 1 October 2008.

Julian van den Bogaerde began his career with Raffles Hotels & Resorts in 1999 as Vice President Food & Beverage. In 2003, he joined Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts as a member of the pre-opening team that successfully opened Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok. Subsequently, he assumed the position of General Manager at Swissôtel Amsterdam. Prior to his appointment in Shanghai, Julian was based in the head office of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in Zurich as General Manager supporting various properties throughout the world.

Since September 2005, Mr Christian Schaufelbuehl has been General Manager of Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore where he successfully oversaw an extensive transformation of the property. He joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 1996 in Swissôtel Zurich as Executive Assistant Manager Rooms and subsequently, Sales & Marketing. Thereafter, he assumed the position of Director of Operations at Swissôtel Sydney before his move to Singapore.

For the past year, Mr Rainer Tenius has held the position of General Manager at Swissôtel Kunshan, China where he oversaw the conversion of the former Traders Hotel to a Swissôtel property and successfully launched the 387-room hotel as one of the leading hotels in Kunshan in July 2007.

Mr Tenius began his career at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts 18 years ago in 1990 as Executive Assistant Manager with Swissôtel Dusseldorf, Neuss, Germany. Within five years, he was promoted to General Manager, managing Swissôtel Cairo El Salam Hotel in Egypt and Swissôtel Zurich in Switzerland. In 2003, he also led the pre-opening team at Swissôtel The Celik Palas, Turkey as General Manager. From 2004 to 2007, he was helming Swissôtel Dusseldorf, Neuss, Germany as General Manager before venturing to China.

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