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Hilton Worldwide Announces New General Manager For Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
September 05, 2011
BEIJING and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Marc de Beer as General Manager for Hilton Beijing Wangfujing - the chic and intimate lifestyle hotel on Wangfujing Street, one of Beijing’s most prestigious addresses.
With an international career spanning 20 years, de Beer has extensive hotel management experience in Europe, the United States, United Kingdom and the Middle East. Prior to taking on his new role at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, he held the position of General Manager at the Conrad Brussels.
Commenting on the appointment, Timothy Soper, Vice President of Operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Since its opening in 2008, the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing has continually looked to deliver the renowned Hilton hospitality and superior service to its' guests. I am confident that with Marc de Beer’s outstanding track record in managing diverse hotel operations around the world, he is well positioned to build on the achievements to date, and continue to raise the hospitality bar across the Beijing market.”
Having worked with Hilton Worldwide for over seven years, de Beer was the Director of Operations at Jeddah Hilton and was responsible for the opening of Qasr Al Sharq, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2006 which became the first international managed property under Hilton’s top luxury brand. During his tenure, the hotel won numerous awards such as Best New Hotel of the Year in the Deepa Hotel Awards 2007.
In 2000, de Beer had his first stint in China as Food and Beverage Manager in Shanghai before moving on to become Operations Manager in Beijing.
Commenting on his new challenge, de Beer said ‘This is an exciting time to be in China and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead this stunning property with its unique components. It offers contemporary design, exceptional facilities and memorable dining experiences at a superb location – but most importantly a team that is committed to welcome guests to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts experience. We aim to be true leaders in hospitality and Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is a unique jewel for that. ”
The three-year-old Hilton Beijing Wangfujing has received a string of accolades, including World’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel award (for three years) at the World Travel Awards, the International Five Star Diamond award (for three years) by American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, the Best Business Hotel awards from Voyage magazine, TTG China, Travel & Leisure magazine and Gafencu magazine amongst many others.
Judith A. Los Banos
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About Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing sets the standard for modern comfort. Designed as a chic and intimate lifestyle hotel, featuring 255 guestrooms including 58 suites, the hotel is ideally located on Wangfujing Street, one of Beijing’s most prestigious addresses. The property provides easy access to the city’s prominent commercial and cultural centers, and is a short walk from many major tourist and shopping attractions.
For information, please visit www.wangfujing.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on + 86 (0)10 5812 8888. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is located at 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing.
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