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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London Appoints Paul Brackley As General Manager

LONDON 11 July 2016: With over 30 years’ experience in the world of hospitality and having worked in several five-star hotels in United Kingdom and USA, Paul Brackley joins Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London as General Manager; the post effective immediately. Paul will be taking over the management of the 202-room elevated luxury hotel from Darren Gearing, Executive Vice President and General Manager.  

  

Paul was previously Managing Director at The Beaumont hotel in Mayfair, where he was responsible for opening the 73-room five-star hotel and for successfully planning and implementing its commercial and operational strategies and policies.  

  

Previous management positions held in hotels primarily based in London, United Kingdom, include General Manager with InterContinental Hotel Group at Crowne Plaza London - The City, and General Manager with Taj Hotels Palaces & Resorts at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites & Residences (86 luxury suites & apartments) and the St James Court Hotel (342 rooms).  

“I am delighted to be joining Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London as General Manager at this exciting time, with the hotel further strengthening its position in London’s competitive market,” says Brackley. “I look forward to working with the team to deliver the world-renowned Shangri-La service and premium standards of luxury to our discerning guests and partners.’ 

Paul is active within the hospitality industry and holds the position of Trustee & Executive Council member at the Institute of Hospitality. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH) a Master Innholder (MI), and Founder Friend of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts to name a few. Passionate about mentoring younger people set on building a career in hospitality, Paul has also supported Oxford Brookes University’s Bacchus Mentoring Programme since its inception.   

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 www.shangri-la.com.