Sofitel Luxury Hotels has made the following new
appointments at its hotels across Greater China.
Johnson Zhang has
been appointed as General Manager of the Sofitel Wanda Ningbo.
Johnson developed his skills and competencies by attending the
Shangri-La Management training centre and Hotel Executive
Development program, as well as achieving a certificate from the
American Hotel & Motel association and Hotel school The Hague. He
worked at Shangri-La for 8 successful years in Beihai and Xian and
held respective positions as Executive Assistant Manager and
Resident Manager. Johnson's last position was General Manager of
Holiday Inn City Centre in Harbin.
has been appointed as General Manager of the Sofitel Shanghai
Sheshan Oriental and Area General Manager Sofitel Oriental Hotels
China. Damian came to China for the first time in 1991, since then
he has worked with InterContinental Hotels Group, Shangri-La Hotel
in both Hangzhou and Beihai, and the Holiday Inn in Harbin. After
that, Damian accepted the role as Chief Operations Officer with
Qatar National Hotels in Doha.
Tony Colella has
been appointed as the new General Manager of the Sofitel Dongguan
Humen Oriental. Tony started his career with various positions in
the hotel industry in Paris, London and Australia. Tony came to
China for the first time in 1995, and was Managing Director of New
Horizon Hotel Management, Executive General Manager of the
Guangdong International Hotel Complex, and General Manager of
Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental.
has been appointed as Regional Director of Talent Development &
Training Sofitel Greater China and Director of Quality Sofitel
Macau at Ponte 16. Previously Dirks was Regional Trainer for
Sofitel Northern Europe.
Rudy Rodas has
been appointed as General Manager of the Sofitel Qingdao with
effect from 1 September 2010. Rodas started his career with
Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast as Room Service Manager and Assistant
Restaurant Manager in 1987, he then joined Accor in January 2000
as Director of Food & Beverage at Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen,
Thailand. Rodas was also the Executive Assistant Manager of
Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns and Resident Manager at Novotel Apollo
Singapore. Rodas took up his first position as General Manager at
Novotel Oasis Beijing, he then became the General Manager of
Sofitel Plaza Xiamen Hotel.
has been appointed as the General Manager of the Sofitel Dongguan
Royal Lagoon & Sofitel Dongguan Golf Resort, effective from 3
September 2010. Graduated from the Academie Accor IHMP program in
Asia in 2008, Yeo was Hotel Manager and Resident Manager at
Sofitel Xian prior to this latest appointment.
Kitty Qi has been appointed as Director of
Marketing and Communications at the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich. She
will be responsible for establishing the brand for Sofitel
Guangzhou Sunrich, a new hotel scheduled to be opened this winter.
Prior to rejoining Sofitel this year, Qi was Marketing and
Communications Manager for Westin Guangzhou.
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