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Conrad Shanghai appoints Jean-Pierre Mainardi as General Manager

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jean-Pierre Mainardi as General Manager of the forthcoming Conrad Shanghai, a new hotel development scheduled to open in September 2008 in the vibrant Xintiandi district of the city.

Jean-Pierre will supervise operational activities in the lead up to the opening of the Conrad Shanghai. With 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Pierre joins the Conrad Shanghai from the Nile Hilton, in Egypt, which he managed for five years. Prior to this, he worked in management positions at Hilton Hotels worldwide including Brussels, London, New York, Bangkok, Lahore, Bahrain, Turkey, Strasbourg and Glasgow. In his new role Jean-Pierre will report to Timothy Soper, VP Operations, Greater China and Mongolia.

Richard Blamey, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, said, The entry of Conrad into mainland China will be a significant milestone for the brands presence in Asia Pacific and will complement the well established Conrad Hong Kong which has been one of Chinas leading luxury hotels for over 17 years. Indeed, the location of the Conrad Shanghai in the thriving Xintiandi district, part of a major ongoing development, is extremely exciting and a great fit with the Conrad brand.

The Conrad Shanghai is part of an urban revitalisation project comprising trendy boutiques, restaurants and shops in the upmarket Xintiandi district. The hotels ultra-contemporary design has been inspired by traditional Chinese motifs and will feature 362 guest rooms, an urban spa, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and two standalone annexes housing innovative food and beverage, and recreational facilities.

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