Dubai, 22 May: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding has appointed Winston Chien, as General Manager at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, a landmark property set in Shanghai's Pudong District.
Winston Chien started his new role in April 2017 and joined Jumeirah Group after five years as Vice President, China, at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Asia Pacific. Prior to this he worked as Assistant General Manager at Hong Kong Resort International and from 2008 – 2010 he worked for Jumeirah in the Jumeirah Group China representation office.
In his new role, Chien who speaks English and Mandarin, will be responsible for running the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel which offers 393 rooms, 45 suites and a Presidential Suite. The property is located within the wider Himalayas Center which includes a shopping mall, art museum and theatre.
Chien brings a wealth of experience from his 34 year career in the luxury hospitality business which includes 24 years with Hilton. He began his career at the Kahala Hilton, Hawaii and then worked at the Guam Hilton in the Mariana Islands, east of Manila. Subsequent roles included Resident Manager at Hilton Shanghai, General Manager at Hilton Shenzhen and Chien was part of the pre-opening team at Tokyo Bay Hilton, Japan.
Jumeirah Group currently operates 21 hotels in 9 destinations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Jumeirah has eight Hotel Management Agreements in place in China and Jumeirah Nanjing is set to open in late 2017.
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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Madinat Jumeirah
A Dubai landmark enjoyed by both visitors and residents, Madinat Jumeirah comprises of three boutique hotels, Al Qasr, Mina A'Salam, and Al Naseem and Dar Al Masyaf, a cluster of 29 Arabian summerhouses. The resort has over 50 restaurants and bars and is located along two kilometres of private beachfront adjacent to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park. A 5.4 km waterway links the different areas of the resort, and water taxis, called Abras, guests to travel along them to all parts of the resort. Al Naseem is also home a specially designed turtle sanctuary which, as part of the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, houses injured turtles prior to their release back into the wild.
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