South African hotelier, John Burger, has been
appointed as general manager of the Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe.
Burger has transfered from the helm of DoubleTree by Hilton
Huaqiao/Kunshan to oversee the new five-star hotel’s opening and future development.
With 26 years’ experience and
expertise in the hospitality industry, including five hotel
openings, Burger first joined Hilton Worldwide in 2002 as Director
of Business Development for the opening of Hilton Chongqing.
His extensive expertise has emcompassed diverse areas
of operations and management including marketing, development as
well as new hotel construction and openings.
“Burger brings impressive wide-ranging experience and an
illustrious track record in the hotel industry, and I am very
pleased that he joined us as the general manager of Hilton
Guangzhou Tianhe,” said Timothy Soper, Vice President Operations,
Greater China & Mongolia. “Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe is a refreshing
new addition to Guangzhou’s hotel scene – a dynamic, contemporary
hotel where we do things differently. Burger will be tasked with
building up a top class team at Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe to
accentuate Hilton’s tradition of first class hospitality.”
Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe is in Guangzhou’s CBD, one of
the fastest growing economic zones in the heart of the Pearl River
Delta, conveniently located by Guangzhou East railway station and
other transportation hubs, as well as the city’s shopping and entertainment districts.
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