Mainardi to head Conrad Shanghai

Conrad Hotels & Resorts has appointed Jean-Pierre Mainardi as General Manager of the forthcoming
Conrad Shanghai, a new lavish hotel development scheduled to open in September 2008
in the vibrant Xintiandi district of the city.

Jean-Pierre will supervise operational activities in the lead up to the opening of
the Conrad Shanghai, appointing a team of experienced hotel staff who will ensure
guests receive a sophisticated, personalised service, a quality for which Conrad’s
global luxury hotels and resorts are renowned.

With 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Pierre joins the Conrad
Shanghai from the Nile Hilton, in Egypt, which he managed for five years. Prior to
this, Jean-Pierre worked in management positions at Hilton Hotels worldwide
including Brussels, London, New York, Bangkok, Lahore, Bahrain, Turkey, Strasbourg
and Glasgow. In his new role Jean-Pierre will report to Timothy Soper, VP
Operations, Greater China and Mongolia.

Commenting on the appointment, Koos Klein, President Hilton Hotels Corporation -
Asia Pacific, says, “Jean-Pierre has a fantastic track record in all aspects of
hotel operations, having managed prestigious hotels around the world. Given his
experience, we are confident that Jean-Pierre is the ideal person to lead this new
development for the luxury Conrad brand.”