Executive Appointments at Zendai Hotels in Shanghai

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Zendai Hotel Yin and Zendai Art Hotel, new twin luxury hotels under development in Shanghai, have appointed Beijing native David Guo as Director of Sales & Marketing for both hotels. Stella Huang has been appointed as Director of the Zendai Hotel Yin.

The two hotels are part of the spectacular new RMB 2.4 billion Himalayas Center.

The two executives join a management team led by British national Graham Kiy, General Manager of both hotels, which will open in Pudong in 2010 in time for the Shanghai World Expo.

David Guo, 39, is a sales and marketing veteran of top international hotels in China. He was previously Director of Sales & Marketing at the Mandarin Oriental, Sanya.

He was involved in the pre-opening of Kempinski Hotel, and previously Director of Sales at The Peninsula Palace Hotel, one of the leading hotels in Beijing. He also helped reposition the Hilton Beijing as a deluxe 5 star hotel, also as Director of Sales.

Stella Huang Huei-Feng has over a decade of experience in the hotel industry in her native Taiwan, including assisting in the opening and managing the exclusive hot spring resort Villa 32.

A graduate of The National Taiwan University and Switzerland's prestigious Hotel Management School 'Les Roches', she began her hospitality career as an apprentice with Movenpick in Geneva and Lausanne.

On returning to Taiwan, she worked for seven years at the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, rising from banquet sales executive to director of catering.

Outside the hotel industry, she also worked as director of programmes for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, and Taiwan brand manager of high-end New York cosmetic company, Chantecaille.

The Himalayas Center

Designed by world renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the Himalayas Center is being developed by the Zendai Group.

It also incorporates the Zendai Museum of Art, DaGuan Theatre with multi-functional auditorium seating for 1,650, Himalayas Mall and Himalayas Creative Complex / Museum Zone.

The Himalayas Center is located opposite to Shanghais New International Expo Center and just 15 minutes from the citys main financial district in Pudong. Metro line no. 7 is accessed directly from the basement of the Himalayas Center and the high speed maglev train, for 7-minute transfers and from Pudong airport, is just 10 minutes away.

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