KHI Appoints Executive Team to Open Grand Dorsett Chengdu

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kosmopolito Hotel International has appointed Mr. Bernard Lo as General Manager of the soon-to-open Grand Dorsett Chengdu.

A well respected hotel professional who has more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Los career has taken him around the world from Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and many other key getaway cities.

Prior to his appointment with Kosmopolito Hotels International (KHI), Bernard was with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for more than 10 years, serving as General Manager of IHG managed properties in Beijing, Taipei, Shanghai, Chengdu, Suzhou and Zhuhai.

With his experience and expertise, Bernard is certainly a great asset to the company. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and excellent understanding of the hospitality industry, especially in China and will play a key role in the successful operation of Grand Dorsett Chengdu, said Winnie Chiu, President and Executive Director of Kosmopolito Hotels International.

Joining Bernard is Edwin Ho, the Director of Finance for Grand Dorsett Chengdu. A seasoned hotelier with strong financial background, Edwin has more than 25 years of experience and has worked for various renowned hotels in China including Shangri-La Hotel Hangzhou and Jianguo Hotel in Beijing. Prior to his appointment at Grand Dorsett Chengdu, Edwin was the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Shores, Vietnam.

Helming the Sales & Marketing division is Calvin Ma as Director of Sales & Marketing. Calvin will be responsible for all hotel opening sales and marketing initiatives for the 556-room Grand Dorsett Chengdu. Calvin most recently served as Director of Business Development for InterContinental Century City Chengdu hotel complex.

Overseeing the food and beverage operation of the hotel is Director of Food & Beverage Operations, Sujith Shetty. Of Indian nationality, Sujith who has 14 years of food and beverage experience will be responsible in ensuring the highest quality food standards and profitability of the hotels dining outlets, as well as corporate meetings execution and social catering/banquets. A graduate from Bombay majoring in hotel management, Sujith who is also a member of American Hotel & Lodging Association was attached to InterContinental Hotels Group for more than ten years, working in different locations.

Also onboard as Director of Rooms is Justin Liu. With years of experience within the hospitality industry As front Office Manager, Director of rooms and other posts, Justin has gained qualitative and enriching experience from his numerous hotel postings such as with Shangri-La Zhongshan, Holiday Inn Zhuhai, InterContinental Century City Chengdu, Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing and most recently with the Holiday Inn Beijing Moon River.

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