Jan Mönkedieck has been appointed General Manager of Japan’s first Conrad hotel, the Conrad Tokyo, a luxurious 296-room property located in the heart of Tokyo’s Shiodome precinct. The hotel is scheduled to open in Spring 2005.Ê No stranger to Japan, Mönkedieck previously spent two years at the Hilton Tokyo Bay. During that period he took two additional short assignments as General Manager to the pre-opening of Hilton Bangalore (India), and as General Manager of the Grand Hilton Seoul (Korea), a few months later. Jan Mönkedieck joins from the Hilton Dubai Creek, where he was General Manager of the renowned boutique hotel, famous for its contemporary art of style in products and services.
A German national, Mönkedieck, 35, has seventeen years of experience in the hotel industry. He graduated in hotel management and commenced his international career with Hilton International in Europe, between Munich and London, where he worked for one of Hilton’s flagship hotels, the Langham Hilton. He moved to Asia in 1994 for New World Hotels in Hong Kong, and then transferred to Rangoon (Burma) and Shanghai (China), to finally re-join Hilton International at the Hilton in Shanghai.
For this new role in Tokyo, Jan will report to Paul Harvey, Hilton International Vice-President Japan and Micronesia.
Clem Barter, President of Conrad Hotels commented: “Conrad Hotels is delighted to welcome Jan. We wish him every success with this new role. His experience will be a great asset to ensure a successful management and business development for our first Conrad hotel in Japan”. Jan Monkedieck added: “It is an exciting opportunity to join Conrad Hotels. The Conrad Tokyo is being developed to the highest standards and we will make it a legend”.Ê
Jan and his wife enjoy collecting contemporary Asian art. Both are keen travellers and enjoy exploring new countries and cultures. Jan holds of a private pilot license and flies single engine airplanes on weekends.