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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Welcomes Jens Moesker as Area General Manager

February 29, 2016 – Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto announces the appointment of Jens Moesker to the position of area general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto and Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Moesker joins the hotels from the 200-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, where he served as general manager from 2011 to February 2016. Moesker has been with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts since 2000 and has over 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry, covering all aspects of hotel operations, with a particular passion for food and beverage. Moesker brings strategic thinking and knowledge of Shangri-La hospitality from his diverse career path in Asia.  

“I am honored to be able to join Toronto’s Five Diamond Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto and Vancouver’s Five Diamond hotel,” said Jens Moesker. “I look forward to embracing the dynamic and multicultural city of Toronto and working with the successful team who continue to strive for success and equally, overseeing our sister property in Vancouver ensuring Shangri-La shines brightly from the east coast to the west.”

Prior to his time in Tokyo, Moesker was appointed general manager of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives in 2007, where he oversaw the pre-opening period and the 2009 opening of the resort, introducing Shangri-La hospitality to the Maldives. Moesker was first promoted to general manager in 2004 at Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun, where he had been resident manager since 2002. He joined Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2000 as director of food and beverage of Kerry Hotel, Beijing. 

Prior to joining Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Moesker held key positions at Hilton Jerusalem in Israel, InterContinental hotels in London and Germany, the Hotel Bristol‑Forte in Warsaw and the Jebel Ali Hotel in Dubai. 

 

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.

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