Source = Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific
Carlson Hotels Worldwide – Asia Pacific today announced the appointment of Anders Johannesson to the position of general manager, Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin.
The hotel, which is Carlson’s first hotel in Tianjin, is currently under construction and due to open in September 2007. Centrally located on the corner of main access roads Xinkai Road and New City Expressway and 20 minutes from Tianjin International Airport, the hotel will feature three Plaza Club floors and a Plaza Club executive lounge on the upper levels, as well as large conference and banqueting facilities, a ballroom and full service business centre.
Paul Kirwin, president and managing director, Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific, said: “The Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin is important to the Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific portfolio. We believe we can help to increase Tianjin’s share of the local market, because the Radisson brand enjoys such a strong presence in China.”
As general manager of the hotel, Anders Johannesson will be responsible for overseeing all pre-opening activities, including staff recruitment and training, as well as all operational, sales and marketing activities once the resort is fully operational.
“The appointment recognises Anders Johannesson’s strong background in hotel management. We are proud to welcome him to the team and are confident that his expertise and dedication will help to make this hotel very successful for Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific and for Tianjin,” said Paul Kirwin.
The 270- room Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin will be designed to cater especially for business people travelling to the city of Tianjin, which boasts more than 6,500 industrial enterprises and supports Tianjin Xingang (New Harbour), northern China’s largest port and China’s second largest container terminal.
Anders Johannesson said: “I am excited to be joining Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific to head up the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin. China is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Asia so there is outstanding potential in the market and I am looking forward to the challenge of helping to make the hotel a success and contributing to the tourism industry in China.”
Anders has more than 20 years experience in the hotel industry, including five years with Radisson SAS in Copenhagen, Beijing and Sweden. Anders is fluent in English, Danish and Swedish.