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New Executive Chef Eddie Xu Helms the Culinary Team at Shangri-La Hotel, Beihai

Beihai, China, 23 April 2015 –– Chef Eddie Xu joins Shangri-La Hotel, Beihai as executive chef, bringing his rich culinary and management experience to helm the hotel’s chef team. 

Chef Eddie’s career has taken him to Beijing, Dalian, Lijiang, Wuxi and Lanzhou.  He worked at Kerry Hotel, Beijing from 2008 to 2010 and at Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian from 1997 to 2002.  He became an executive chef in 1994.  He started his culinary career in 1987 at Portman Hotel, Shanghai. 

With nearly 30 years’ experience gained at five-star hotels, Chef Eddie’s footprint in different cities not only improved his cooking skills, but also sharpened his management capabilities, which have provided long-term benefits to his culinary vocation.  To broaden his culinary horizon, Chef Eddie is eager to absorb the strengths and advantages of different cuisines and to present guests different flavours and tastes. 

Chef Eddie’s precious knowledge enables him to set the highest culinary standards and provide guests an extraordinary dining experience.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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