Hong Kong based international hotel management company Swiss-Belhotel International has opened a Regional Office in Shanghai.
“Swiss-Belhotel International is focusing on further China expansion” stated Chairman and President Gavin M. Faull, “And with the rapid growth of our China operations and the demands of our clients, the opening of a Regional Office in Shanghai was a logical move”.
China has been serviced from the Corporate Head Office in Hong Kong however the growth in hotel operations in China has created a need for a Regional Office.
Swiss-Belhotel International has six hotels and projects presently in China in Changchun, Hefei, Wuhan and Shiyan. However there are negotiations presently going on in respect of over 10 hotels and projects in key cities in China.
“With the opening of the Regional Office in Shanghai and the focus on China we expect to sign at least five projects by December 2010 and a further 15 in 2011,” Mr. Faull explained. “And this will see the start of massive growth for Swiss-Belhotel International in China”.
To service this expansion Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed two key senior executives. Mr. Michael Wetzlar as Vice President Operations and Development, Vietnam, Southern China, Thailand and Central Asia and Mr. Steve Jui as Vice President Operations and Development Central and Northern China and Taiwan. Both of these executives are based in the Regional Shanghai Office and have extensive experience in the international operational and corporate hotel management sectors in China and Asia.
“Clearly our Shanghai Office will be high powered with these two Senior Executives leading a team of top hotel professionals,” advised Mr. Faull “And shows our commitment to an aggressive China expansion”. “The enormity of the China market and the high level of enquiries from the market for international hotel management required the need to appoint two senior executives of this calibre and experience” explained Mr. Faull.