Industry Update
Appointment 2 July 2015

Qian Jin

Appointed President
At Wanda Hotels & Resorts in Beijing, China

Qian Jin In his new role, Mr. Qian will lead and oversee the international growth plan of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, and focus on the collective goals of the luxury hotel chain. Mr. Qian is a well-respected expert in his nearly 30 years in the luxury hospitality industry. He began his career in Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in 1986, in service of Sheraton Hua Ting Hotel in Shanghai. Two years after, he was relocated to Fiji Island for the position of hotel manager and was then promoted to General Manager at Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort in 1995. Mr. Qian joined the group’s regional headquarters in Singapore in 2000 to oversee the operations in Greater China. In 2012, he was named President of Greater China, where he introduced new initiatives for Chinese guests and developed the business in China. Under his guidance, the brand’s footprint and pipeline expanded and he established the country’s regional office in Shanghai. An MBA graduate of Bond University, Australia, Mr. Qian earned his Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Victoria University. Under Mr. Qian’s leadership, Wanda Hotels & Resorts’ is set to soar to new heights to become China’s world-class hotel management company.

Wanda Hotels & Resorts

As owner and operators, Wanda Hotels & Resorts is an international luxury hotel management company incorporating hotel owner, hotel operations and marketing that is dedicated to providing profound experience of Chinese culture and considerate guest services to global travelers.
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Recent Appointments at Wanda Hotels & Resorts

Sam Chin - General Manager

23 October 2017 — Mr. Sam Chin has recently been appointed as General Manager of Wanda Reign Wuhan effective 13 October, 2017. He previously held the same position at Wanda Realm Wuhan. In his new role, Mr. Chin will be at the helm of the 413-room iconic city retreat, the first ultra-luxury hotel of Wanda Hotels & Resorts in the very heart of Wuhan city in Central China.
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Robert Williams - General Manager

20 July 2017 — Wanda Reign Wuhan has announced the appointment of international hotelier Robert Williams as General Manager effective June 26. Williams has previously worked at luxury hotels and resorts in Europe, Central America, and more recently Central Asia.
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Santiago Cabré - General Manager

15 June 2015 — Originally from Spain, educated in Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Cornell University, Santiago Cabré has 20 years of rich experience in the position of General Manager in the hospitality field, most recently as General Manager of Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort.
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