Timur Senturk Appointed MD of the J Hotel in Shanghai

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Timur Senturk has been appointed Managing Director of one of China's tallest luxury hotels, the J Hotel located at Shanghai Tower.

Currently under construction in Shanghai's central business district of Lujiazui, Pudong, The J Hotel Shanghai Tower is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be operated by Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels and developer, U.S.-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

A seasoned general manager with global experience, Senturk comes to his new assignment from 12 years with Ritz-Carlton where he most recently was general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, China. Prior to his assignment in China, he was general manager for the Ritz-Carlton hotels in South Beach Miami, FL, and Pentagon City, Washington, D.C.

Throughout his 23-year career, Senturk also has operated hotels in India, Thailand and the U.K..

"Timur is exactly the kind of international hotelier essential to leading the flagship hotel for a new, world-class luxury brand and introducing The J Hotel Shanghai Tower to an international audience," said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate's chief executive officer. "His experience in every area of luxury hotels, coupled with twelve years with Ritz-Carlton, makes him an outstanding choice to establish a new benchmark in luxury hotels in China."

The J Hotel Shanghai Tower, anticipated to open with over 200 rooms in the fourth quarter of 2015, is the new and luxury brand from Jin Jiang Hotels, a leading hotel group in China.

The lobby will be located on the 101st floor of Shanghai Tower, with the hotel situated between floors 84-111.

The hotel will also feature three restaurants and a spa.

Upon completion, Shanghai Tower will be China's tallest building and the second tallest in the world, rising 121 stories (2,073 feet; 631 m) with a gross floor area (GFA) of more than six million square feet. The Shanghai Tower will be the world's tallest LEED-certified structure.

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