Jumeirah Group has appointed Winston Chien to the role of general manager at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, a landmark property set in Shanghai’s Pudong District.
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 Centre 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.
The Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding currently operates 21 hotels in nine destinations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.