[photopress:Mr_Lim_Boon_Kwee.gif,full,alignright]Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2008 (exact date not yet confirmed) and it has announced who’ll be running the place.
Lim Boon Kwee (pictured) — General Manager. Previously GM of Shangri-La Golden Flower, Xian. He is a Singapore national and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 23 years. Held senior management positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Sedona Hotels International and InterContinental Hotels.
Darren Wong — in charge of the money as Financial Controller. Has 20 years’ experience at Marco Polo Hotels Group (Hong Kong). Founded the Hotel Controller and Accountants Association of Hong Kong.
Rachel Zhou — Director of Marketing. Joined Shangri-La group in 1992 and has since worked at its hotels in Xian, Changchun and Changzhou.
The hotel lies in Ningbo’s commercial district and will have 564 guestrooms, four restaurants and bars, and over 6,000 square meters of MICE facilities. Ningbo is a port city in the south Yangtze Delta Region in Zhejiang province. Shangri-La already has one other property in Zhejiang — Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou.
Source: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts