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New General Manager Appointed at The St. Regis Shanghai

2010-05-06 18:36
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SHANGHAI, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The St. Regis Shanghai announces the appointment of Nick Porter as General Manager. Mr Porter previously worked in Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Chengdu, China; Langkawi, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia. Most recently he held the position of General Manager of Sheraton Xiamen Hotel. Mr Porter has a wealth of experience gained within the hospitality industry, the last 10 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

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Mr Porter, a native of the UK, has a bachelor's degree in Chinese & Asian Studies from the University of Copenhagen, and speaks fluent Chinese and Danish.

Following on from the successful tenure of former General Manager Amanda Elder, who was promoted to Vice President of Sales in EAME (Europe, Africa and Middle East), Mr Porter will be responsible for the entire hotel operations at The St. Regis Shanghai.

Moving to Shanghai is a "wonderful experience" for Mr Porter, "I am excited to work in Shanghai, particularly during World Expo period," said Mr Porter, "I look forward to discovering this city, and working with a dedicated group of professional colleagues who are passionate about exceptional service."

Situated in the heart of the financial and business district of Pudong, Shanghai, and minutes away from major city attractions and the 2010 Expo Site, The St. Regis Shanghai provides uncompromising and bespoke service to discerning traveller from around the world.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining timeless sophistication with modern luxury, the St. Regis brand is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century ago, St. Regis is known for delivering an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at the best addresses in the world. The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil highly anticipated St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City and Punta Mita in Latin America. In Asia, St. Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain. Personalized service and amenities, enviable locations and luxuriously localized design are recognized worldwide as hallmarks of the St. Regis experience. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://www.stregis.com .

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, with 1000 properties in almost 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Meridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft(R), and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com .

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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