Peter Clarke has been appointed as general manager of Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai, following his last posting as general manager at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
Peter is no stranger to Pudong Shangri-la, East Shanghai as he held the position of hotel manager almost two years ago. During that time, he spearheaded extensive preparation for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, hosting over 50 state guests at the hotel. In 2012, Peter joined Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai as general manager, where he leaded the team to have successfully reached a new service level and good brand awareness within the industry landscape.
After graduating in hospitality management in Ireland, Peter began his first managerial position at the front desk of an international hotel in San Francisco, California. This mapped his journey within the hospitality industry where his experience spanned across 5-star luxury hotel brands. While steadily rising through the ranks, Peter’s career brought him from London, the United States, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Hungary.
Peter returned to China for his second stint in Shanghai in 2009 with the Shangri-La group. A native of Ireland and citizen of the United States, Peter is joined in Shanghai by his wife Mary and their two sons Aiden (6 years) and Liam (12 years). Outside of the hotel, the self-proclaimed wanderlust counts cooking, playing the guitar, cycling as his favourite pass times, besides spending time hanging out with his boys.