Shanghai, 10 September, 2014: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first Jumeirah hotel in Asia Pacific, has announced the appointment of Maximilian Pleyer as the new General Manager.
An Austrian national with over 30 years in the hospitality industry, Maximilian has vast experience in Food and Beverage and hotel operations. After graduating with an Executive MBA from Reims Management School, Reims, France, Maximilian worked with several international hotel brands including Kempinski, Hilton, Westin, Mandarin Oriental and Conrad.
His 30 year career has covered many Asian countries and destinations such as Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in ‘on property’ and regional roles.
During the last nine years, his career has focused on managing hotels in quickly developing Chinese cities such as Taiyuan and Wuxi. Prior to joining Jumeirah, Maximilian was General Manager and guided the pre-opening team of the landmark Hilton Hotel in Zhengzhou.
With such extensive first-hand experience in Asia and Greater China, Maximilian is poised to lead the team of passionate managers and colleagues at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai to new heights. Everyone on the team is committed to delivering excellent guest experiences in service and facilities and truly define Jumeirah’s STAY DIFFERENT™ brand promise.
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About Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel:
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first hotel of Jumeirah Group in Asia Pacific is a masterpiece of modern luxury infused with Chinese soul and FengShui elements. Designed by world-renowned architect ArataIsozaki, the hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Center (owned by Zendai Group), a spacious new arts and cultural hub located in the heart of Pudong. KCA International, whose portfolio includes another landmark Jumeirah property, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, designed the impressive interiors of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. Featuring 401 contemporary Chinese styled guestrooms and suites, four eclectic restaurants and lounges, plus a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, the hotel also offers extensive meetings, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000sqm rooftop Infinity Garden. In its first year of operation, the hotel has received numerous awards and recognition including International Hotel of the Year from European Hospitality Award 2012, Best New Hotel awards from Condé Nast Traveler Annual Hot List 2012, Voyage and TimeOut Shanghai.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi;Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. www.jumeirah.com
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