Appointed Senior Vice President & Head of China
At ONYX Hospitality Group in Shanghai, China
Ethan brings over 20 years of experience to his new role as the leader of ONYX Hospitality Group's operations in one of the world's fastest-growing travel markets. He co-founded a start-up company pioneering the use of robots for the hospitality business prior joining ONYX. He started his hospitality career with Hyatt, where he was the pre-opening team member of the acclaimed Grand Hyatt Shanghai. He then took on the role of general manager of the hotel division of China Jin Mao Group, one of China's top real estate developers and owner of several notable luxury hotel and resort developments within the country. He also held various senior roles at Morgan Stanley within the real estate investment and property divisions, where he spent time working in China and Japan, and took the lead in budget hotel chain investment management and was instrumental in one of the largest industry mergers and acquisitions in China. Ethan also worked with PVCP Group, a European leader in development and operation of tourism residences, as one of the core founding members of its China JV, where he led the business development team in successfully signing 11 different development projects over a period of 18 months.