John A. Girard
Appointed General Manager
At Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong (SAR)
Mr. Girard has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the Group, he had spent the last 18 years with Marco Polo Hotels, during which he held the positions of General Manager of the Hongkong Hotel, Vice President, Marketing & Operations and Area Director for Marco Polo’s three Hong Kong properties. In the past three decades, he has held positions in various disciplines in hotels all over the world including Rooms Division, Food & Beverage and particularly Sales & Marketing in Malta, Indonesia, Malaysia, England, Switzerland, Italy, Kuwait, Dubai, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Guyana (South America) and Australia for International chains such as Hyatt International, Holiday Inn, Beaufort International, Forte Hotels, Rank Hotels and Sino Hotels. Mr. Girard speaks English, Maltese, Italian and Arabic. He is an active member of the hotel industry and has sat on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Hotels Association.
Regal Hotels International is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong with 9,400 guestrooms and suites and over 100 restaurants and bars under its portfolio. Regal Hotels International currently operates 6 quality hotels in Hong Kong, 4 in Shanghai and 1 in Chengdu, Shandong and Guiyang, China.more information
Recent Appointments at Regal
26 March 2013 — Mr. Garcia came to China in 1988, he had been worked in Beijing, Hong Kong, Xian, Chongqing, 3 landmark hotels in Guangzhou and several other cities. Among his working history, he has been involved in Human Resource, Food and Beverage, Marketing and Sales and Room Division.read more
29 June 2012 — As Area General Manager, he will continue to drive Regal’s international business development. With a thorough understanding of operations and marketing of world class hotels, Mr. Girard aims to further strengthen the Regal Airport Hotel’s position as the best Airport Hotel in the world.read more