Appointed General Manager
At Swissôtel Beijing, China
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Jan Chovanec, as General Manager of Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center with immediate effect. Mr. Chovanec brings with him over 39 years of hospitality experience internationally and first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 1998.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Chovanec was General Manager at Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy Moscow since 2007. In the last 5 years, he has led his team to win various international awards including Russia’s Leading Business Hotel for consecutive years since 2007, Europe's Leading City Hotel and World's Leading Meetings Hotel in 2011. With a career that has taken him to different cities in Europe and United States, Mr. Chovanec brings with him extensive experience in the role of General Manager.
An American/The Slovak Republic hotelier, he first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 1998 assuming the role of General Manager of Swissôtel Chicago, followed by Swissôtel Watergate, Washington D.C and Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul. Other international brands he has worked with include The Ritz Carlton in Boston and Washington DC.