John A. Girard has been appointed Area General Manager (Hong
Kong) and General Manager of Regal Airport Hotel Meeting and
As the Area General Manager (Hong Kong) of Regal
Hotels International, Mr. Girard will oversee Regalí s hotels in
As Area General Manager, he will continue to
drive Regalís international business development. With a thorough
understanding of operations and marketing of world class hotels,
Mr. Girard aims to further strengthen the Regal Airport Hotelís
position as the best Airport Hotel in the world.
Born on the Mediterranean Island of Malta, Mr.
Girard has over 45 years of experience in the hospitality
Prior to joining Regal Hotels
International, he had spent 18 years with Marco Polo Hotels,
during which he held the positions of General Manager of the Marco
Polo Hong Kong Hotel; Vice President Marketing & Operations for
the Group and Area Director for Marco Poloís three Hong Kong
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 is fluent in English, Maltese,
Italian and spoken Arabic. He is a very active and is a member of
the hotel industry in Hong Kong and sits on the Executive
Committee of the Hong Kong Hotels Association, heading the Public
Relations and IT committees.
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