Industry Update
Appointment20 August 2009

John A. Girard

Appointed General Manager
At Regal Kowloon Hotel, Hong Kong (SAR)

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John A. GirardMr. 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

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.
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