Crowne Plaza Fudan appoints GM

Mr. Christophe Lajus has been appointed as the General Manager of the new Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai which opened on 12 June 2006.
Lajus, a French national, began his hospitality career in 1985 in Switzerland where he studied for his Diploma in Hotel Business Administration at L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. 

He then went onto work in Spain, Morocco, then to the Caribbean Islands including General Manger at the Cotton House on Mustique Island before returning to Cannes in his home country of France. He came to Asia in 1994 as the pre-opening General Manager at the new and luxurious Banyan Tree Bintan Resort in Indonesia and completed the opening stage and established the resort on the island of Bintan. Lajus then moved to China to become General Manager of the Sichuan Huayuan Garden City Hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. He joined Intercontinental Hotels Group in October 2000 as General Manager of the Holiday Inn Tian Wuhan, where during his time he was awarded in May 2001 the “Labour Award” by the Wuhan City Union and in January 2002 the “Huanghe Friendship Award” by the Wuhan Government. 

His most recent position was General Manager of the Holiday Inn Resort Yalong Bay Sanya where he has been since December 2002.  Whilst at Sanya the Hotel was honored to be selected as the winner for the “Employee Engagement Award 2005” also the “Holiday Inn the Best Mid- market Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific and the World” in the Inter-Continental Hotels Group.
With a strong operational background especially in Food & Beverage and Sales & Marketing although sad to leave the sun and paradise of Sanya Lajus is greatly looking forward to bringing his skills and experience to firmly establish the Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai as the clear market leader in Yangpu and bringing a new level of hotel accommodation, luxury and service to the area.
Crowne Plaza Shanghai is located at 199 Handan Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. The hotel is on the Middle Ring Road right opposite the gates of Fudan University just a 15 minute drive from Shanghai’s famous Bund.  The Hotel features 309 guest rooms including 34 suites, four Food & Beverage outlets and a fully equipped Health Club. The Crowne Plaza Ballroom and 10 Meeting Rooms are complimented by a full service Business Center offering comprehensive facilities that also caters for social events. The renowned Crowne Plaza Meeting Success program - which includes services such as a dedicated Crowne Meetings Director and Two Hour Response to all meeting inquiries, will firmly establish Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai as The Place To Meet.
The Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai is owned by Shanghai Investment Group (SIG) and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s most global hotel company and the largest by number of rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 534,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.