Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, 20 November 2013 – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Richard H’ng as general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo in Mainland China.
Mr H’ng comes from Malaysia. Prior to joining Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, he gained hospitality experience in Malaysia, Thailand and China, including Suzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai. With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years, he is no stranger to the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts family. He started his illustrious career at Shangri-La Hotel in Penang Malaysia as a sales executive and was promoted to different positions, including event sales manager, senior sales manager and director of sales and marketing, within nine years in the group in Malaysia, making him a truly professional hotelier.
When he was young, Mr H’ng was motivated by the legendary experience of Robert Kwok, the founder of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Mr H’ng’s philosophy that “Strong value of family is the basis of success” best shows the Shangri-La manifesto of “We are family”.
With 12 years of experience in China, Mr H’ng has a deep and broad understanding of Chinese culture and the Chinese hospitality market.
“I am happy to be back to Shangri-La and I like the city of Ningbo very much,” Mr H’ng said. “I am impressed by this hotel on its unique location in the heart of the vibrant city, the elegance of design, incomparable facilities and hospitality from the heart of every employee. I am confident to bring Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo to a new dimension with my hospitality experience and passion for this industry, and would like to gain the satisfied smile from guests in this city.”
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand 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, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, 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 Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com