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Timothy Wright Appointed GM of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

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 Timothy Wright, an international hotel veteran with more than 25 years work experience in the travel and hospitality industry, has been appointed general manager of the deluxe harbour-front Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

Prior to this, he was general manager of Shangri-Las Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.

Before moving to Malaysia, Mr. Wright was general manager at Traders Hotel, Singapore, a post he assumed in 2002. He has held positions at a number of different Shangri-La properties, including hotel manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore; executive assistant manager, food and beverage at Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia and director of food and beverage at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. Mr. Wright joined the Shangri-La group in 1993 as banqueting manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.

An international hotel veteran, Mr. Wright has worked in major cities such as New Delhi, Cebu, Bangkok and Kota Kinabalu.

In 1990, Mr. Wright accepted his first overseas hotel assignment as restaurant manager of The Grill at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, prior to which he was the assistant reception manager at Claridges hotel, London.

He embarked on his professional hotel career in his home country in 1986, following studies at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. He grew up in the United Kingdom, and was born in Bangalore.

Mr. Wright will oversee more than 800 employees and the management of the 688 room hotel, which sits on the Victoria Harbour-front.

The hotel features seven restaurants, a bar and lounge and 15 function rooms, including the pillar-free Grand Ballroom, catering for up to 700 people. The Shang Palace will reopen later this year.

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