Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Appoints Wolfgang Krueger as AGM

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, has appointed Wolfgang Krueger to succeed Darren Gearing as area general manager.

In his new capacity, Mr. Krueger oversees the overall hotel operations of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. He also has supervisory responsibility over Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan and Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.

A German native, Mr. Krueger has over 20 years of international experience. Most recently, he was general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, overseeing the pre and post opening of the first Shangri-La hotel in Japan, and from where he moved as area general manager to Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

Other postings include general manager of Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei and Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, and hotel manager of Makati Shangri-La, Manila. Earlier in his career, he held key hospitality positions in London, Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hawaii.

Mr. Krueger is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society in Ithaca, New York, the Institute of Hospitality in London, and the World Association of Chefs Societies in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ive always appreciated the dynamism and energy of fast paced cities, so its wonderful to return to Hong Kong, said Mr. Krueger. The city is also home to some of the worlds best hotels, and Im looking forward to leading Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong to greater heights.

Darren Gearing, the former vice president and general manager of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, will move to a his new assignment at Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard, London, United Kingdom which opens in 2013. Mr. Gearing will also have regional responsibilities for Europe and North America.

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