Dual French-Australian national Philippe Kronberg has been announced today as the new General Manager of the Shangri-La Sydney.
Now in his new role, Kronberg will head up a new-look management team at the long-standing icon of the Sydney skyline. He joins the Shangri-La Sydney from a similar role at the Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul.
Bringing 25 years in hotels to his new role, Kronberg has developed and managed hotels in eight countries over his career, beginning in his native France and covering stints in Asia, Europe and Australia. Holding an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, Kronberg is well versed in hotel management, having also graduated from the highly regarded Les Roches Bluche hotel school in Switzerland.
Shangri-La Sydney has also appointed a new Resident Manager in home-grown boy Kieron Hunt, who moves to his new role from an Assistant Manager position at The Murray in Hong Kong.
Recent Appointments at Shangri-La
15 May 2019 — Mr. Picken joins this flagship hotel with more than 18 years of hospitality management experience across a variety of luxury hotel brands across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
No stranger to Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, the South African native was previously the General Manager at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, and was instrumental in managing daily operations and developing key business strategies for the resort.
21 March 2019 — Slim Ben Chahla takes the reins of the kitchen at Bord Eau, Abu Dhabi's most popular French restaurant.
The Frenchman brings more than 24 years of culinary experience to the award-winning restaurant. As part of his role as chef de cuisine, Chef Slim will introduce 10 of his signature dishes that will be trickled into the menu one at a time, week after week.
20 March 2019 — Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, the capital's highest luxury hotel, has announced the appointment of Stefan Müller as director of sales and marketing.
Originally from Germany, Stefan Müller joins Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London with over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.