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Meritus’ Shanghai appoints new GM

Meritus Hotels & Resorts have appointed Mr. David M. J. Wicker as the General Manager of Shanghai JC Mandarin with effect from 20 November 2006.

Over the course of his 21-year career in the fast-changing hospitality industry, Mr. Wicker had been instrumental in developing and executing numerous major projects whilst helming key positions in both hotel and resort operations around Asia-Pacific and Europe. Prior to joining Meritus, this British national was the General Manager for Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia.

Mr Han Hun Juan, Senior Vice President - Human Resource, welcomes Mr. Wicker, “Shanghai JC Mandarin is a distinct landmark for our guests as the place to go for choice accommodation, excellent service and select food and beverage offerings. With David’s immense experience and in-depth knowledge of the region, we are confident that he will lead Shanghai JC Mandarin to its next level of offering premium hospitality in the dynamic city of Shanghai.”

In this new appointment, Mr Wicker will oversee the Meritus’ property in Shanghai, which was recently accorded the Top 75 Asia Hotels Travel Award from the Conde Nast Travellers’ Reader’s Choice Survey 2006.

Located in the commercial hub and high-fashion shopping district of Nanjing Road, the elegant 511-room Shanghai JC Mandarin is a mark of Asian hospitality and modern comfort.