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China World Summit Wing, Beijing, a Shangri-La flagship hotel, announces the appointment of Chef John-Paul Fiechtner as the new chef de cuisine of Grill 79, the hotel’s signature restaurant.

Chef Fiechtner will join the seasoned kitchen team to deliver award-winning and remarkable Europian cuisine located on level 79 of the towering building, matched by an unparalleled view of the city skyline.

Chef Fiechtner began his career in his native Australia in 1997, bringing more than 20 years of culinary experience to Grill 79. He previously worked in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Before his current appointment, he was the owner- operator of Thirteen Duxton Hill, one of Singapore’s hottest new restaurants. His experience also includes award-winning Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and France and two Chef Hat-awarded restaurants in Australia.

“A respect for artisan techniques and small producers balanced with thoughtful, creative and modern combinations. A globetrotting blend of styles and inspiration from travels around the world” is Chef Fiechtner’s cooking philosophy. He will be responsible for the overall food quality standards and kitchen operations, as well as oversee the conceptualisation and operation of exciting promotions at Grill 79 in the future.

Perched high above Beijing on Level 79, this Beijing landmark with unparalled city view is complimented by JP Fiechtner delicate skill of flavours, simple wild and fresh.

With the world-class service and luxurious atmosphere one can expect from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Grill 79 is the go-to choice for fine dining this season.

For enquiries and reservations, guests may call (86 10) 8571 6459 or send an email to They may also follow the hotel’s WeChat account at “bjcwsw” for the latest offers and promotions.

About China World Summit Wing, Beijing
With unrivalled views over the city centre, China World Summit Wing, Beijing occupies the upper floors of the China World Tower, which soars 81 floors over the China World Trade Center complex in the heart of Beijing’s central business district. The hotel comprises 278 guestrooms and suites, and some of the city’s award-winning dining and entertainment destinations, with four designer restaurants, two bars and a lounge, and three exclusive venues devoted to private dining. The hotel also houses Shangri-La’s signature spa brand and retreat, CHI, The Spa, on level 77.

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, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit

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