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Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian Welcomes New General Manager Dorian Rommel

Dalian, China, 18 December2013 – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Mr. Dorian Rommel as general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian.

A German national born in Monte Carlo, Mr. Rommel grew up in the south of France and is fluent in English, French and German. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rommel worked at Kempinski Hotel, Yinchuan as general manager. His 20-year experience spans several five-star international hotel groups from Europe to Asia and the United States before he arrived in China.

Mr. Rommel, an EMBA graduate, started his illustrious career as a waiter at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo in 1994. He climbed the ranks to become director of food and beverage in the United States, director of operations in Singapore and hotel manager in Switzerland before arriving in Mainland China in 2011 as general manager.

“I am very proud to be associated with the Shangri-La group because the products and services offered are consistently of the highest quality, driven by a philosophy rooted in Asian hospitality. The team at Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian has been doing a fantastic job by staying as the market leader since the hotel opened in 1997, helping to build the brand in Mainland China to be what it is today. I hope to lead the team to meet new challenges and to provide the highest level of personalised service to our guests,” said Mr. Rommel.  

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

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