Mr. John A. Girard has been appointed as General
Manager of the Regal Kowloon Hotel in Hong Kong. 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 Regal, 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
Poloís 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.
Inaugurated in 1982, the Regal Kowloon Hotel is
located in Tsim Sha Tsui, within walking distance to
the various transportation networks. The hotel features 600 guestrooms and suites, 6
restaurants and bar, as well as 14 function rooms including a
grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests.
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