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Charles Abbott appointed General Manager of the St. Regis Shanghai

Travel News Asia 18 September 2002

Charles Abbott, former General Manager of The Westin Resort Guam has been named General Manager of The St. Regis Shanghai, China. Mr. Abbott has more than 20 years of luxury hotel industry experience with the Starwood Group, serving in various management positions since 1979.

Mr. Abbott brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having recently served as General Manager of The Westin Guam since 1998. Prior to this position, Abbott was General Manager of various Westin Hotels in Seoul, Kunming, China and senior management positions in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Seattle and Boston. He will be responsible for managing The St. Regis Shanghai on a daily basis and ensure that the hotel's impeccable quality of service and standards are maintained at the highest level. 

A native of U.S.A., Mr. Abbott resides in Shanghai with his family.

Every St. Regis hotel is created to be the best in each city in which it operates, and The St. Regis Shanghai is no exception. Located in the heart of the newly-emerging business district of Pudong, the 40-storey property features 318 deluxe guestrooms, including 48 exquisite suites. The stylish rooms, designed by the leading international hotel interiors specialist Hirsch Bedner & Associates, are the largest in Shanghai, with each standard room measuring 48 square meters. Recently voted one of the best new Business Hotels 2001 by Forbes, it is also the only hotel in Shanghai to offer all guests 24 hour butler service, providing a "one-stop" total business solution.

The St. Regis Shanghai is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 725 properties in 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.

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