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Gregor Wateler Joins Kerry Hotel Pudong, SHanghai as General Manager

Gregor Wateler Joins Kerry Hotel Pudong, SHanghai as General Manager

Gregor Wateler has been appointed general manager of Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.  He previously held the same position of the Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo.

During the three years of Gregor’s tenure at the Shangri-La Hotel Ningbo, the hotel has been awarded distinguished industrial awards, including “Top 100 China Hotels” by Travel + Leisure (China) and “Best Yangtze River Delta Hotel” by Shanghai Daily.

"It is a highly exciting time to join the Kerry Hotel Pudong in Shanghai.  Not only is Shanghai is the most exciting and dynamic city in China, but also the hotel is experiencing a steady development since its opening in 2011." said Gregor, "I looking forward to leading the great team to another level of success."

A native of Germany, Gregor began his first hotel position in a five-star hotel in Berlin, German.  His experience in the hospitality industry spans 24 years, more than 15 years of which have been spent in the senior management positions at nine of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ properties in Asia, starting from Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore in 1998.  While steadily rising through the ranks, Gregor’s career brought him from Berlin to France, Philippines, Egypt, Singapore and China, now first time in Shanghai.

In his leisure time, Gregor indulges in various sports activities, including surfing, mountain climbing and long distance running, which will bring new innovations to Kerry Sports, the Shanghai's largest sports club.  Being married with one child, Gregor might also be found in the Adventure Zone, Kerry Hotel’s own children's indoor playground.

Kerry Hotels are the next generation of luxury hotels! Vibrant, unpretentious and flexible. Today's traveler wants to engage all senses whether at work or at play. Kerry Hotels have a fresh and energetic vibe and offer some unexpected touches that fuel creativity yet allow time to recharge and relax. Service is less bound by protocol but is enthusiastic and intuitive. 

Launched in February 2011 in Pudong, Shanghai with a sister properties in Beijing and Hong Kong, Kerry hotels are seamlessly integrated with the surrounding environment in multi-purpose complexes. Extensive sports and wellness facilities and trend setting Food and Beverage concepts cater to the youthful and spirited business and leisure traveller looking for a quality five star hotel that focuses on their individual lifestyle needs. Kerry hotels represent passionate hospitality wrapped up in a stylish package.

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