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Beijing, 1 November 2017 – Jens Corder has been appointed general manager of Shangri-La’s China World Summit Wing, Beijing.  In his new capacity, he will oversee all daily operations of the luxury hotel in Beijing. 


Mr Corder, originally from Australia, is no stranger to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  He joins China World Summit Wing, Beijing with an extensive background in hospitality management, including over 20 years of experience in food-and-beverage and hotel administration.  Prior to his current appointment, he was the general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin – the first hotel of the Shangri-La group in the city.  He was also the general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, where he successfully oversaw the development and opening of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ second hotel in India.  Before India, he was the general manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou. 


He has also worked at other properties within the same group, including as hotel manager at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong from 2008 to 2011 and as executive assistant manager for food and beverage at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.  He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts as executive sous chef in 1996 at China World Hotel, Beijing. 


Throughout his career, Mr Corder has won numerous awards, including the “Queensland Apprentice Chef of the Year” in 1989; as finalist for the “Young Achiever Award” on Brisbane’s Channel 9; the bronze medal at Queensland’s Salon Culinaire; and a gold medal at Australia’s National Salon Culinaire.  He was also a finalist in the “Hepp Food and Beverage Manager of the Year” category at the World Gourmet Summit of Awards of Excellence in Singapore. 


Mr. Corder’s main passion remains to be high-quality service and unique guest experiences that make a stay unforgettable.  In his new position, he will leverage his wealth of experience to bring the hotel’s operations and service levels to even greater heights. 


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


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  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, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit 

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