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Mr. Alex Willats has been appointed as General Manager of China World Summit Wing, Beijing, in charge of the overall operation of the hotel.

Mr. Willats is originally from the UK and has more than 25 years of experience in the hotel industry. Prior to joining China World Summit Wing, Beijing, he was General Manager of Shangri-La at The Shard, London. During his career, he has also managed The Ritz London, Claridge’s, and Dusit Thani Bangkok. Mr. Willats joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2015 and has since worked at Shangri-La properties in Qatar, Oman, Indian and The Philippines.

An experienced international hotelier with a considerable luxury experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, Mr. Willats is passionate about the hotel industry. Mr. Willats graduated from the National Centre for Hotel Management, South Bank University with a BA (Hons) in Hotel Management, also awarded a scholarship to Cranfield School of Management thanks to his outstanding results.

“The word ‘discovery’ is very important in the hotel industry. You have to take a positive attitude to discover the true needs of your guests in order to offer them the best possible service and experience”. Mr. Willats hopes to bring many new creative ideas and services to China World Summit Wing, Beijing, combining the local culture of Beijing and China with the hotel’s contemporary style and outstanding facilities.

About China World Summit Wing, Beijing 

With unrivaled 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. The hotel provides fresh and clean air in all guestrooms, restaurants, and banquet and recreation areas through an inbuilt air filtration system.

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, visit

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