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Derek Flint Makes A Return In China, Leading The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai As General Manager

March 26, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Senior hotelier Mr. Derek Flint has been appointed as the new General Manager for the group’s China flagship hotel, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai.

image003A second time back to China, Mr. Flint will oversee all aspects of this iconic 610-room hotel operation, and driving engagement amongst his Ladies and Gentlemen, while ensuring to create memorable experiences for his guests.

Mr. Flint most recently served as the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami for almost 6 years, where he successfully achieved the highest score in the region both financial results and employee satisfaction. Prior to that, he was the General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street. Through the Beijing Olympics, under his leadership, the hotel was recognized by prestigious travel industry magazine Condé Nast Traveler on its yearly “Gold List”, and personally he garnered a nomination for Top General Manager of a Luxury Hotel/Resort Worldwide by the Luxury Travel Advisor’s Award of Excellence.

With over twenty-five years of hospitality experience, Mr. Flint started his career with Ritz-Carlton at the Ritz-Carlton, New York as a Front Desk agent back in 1988 and from there decided to pursue a life dedicated to the hospitality industry. After pursuing management opportunities in San Francisco with The Four Seasons Hotel and The Park Hyatt, he returned to The Ritz-Carlton in 2000 as Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms Division at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and New York Central Park South. He was then promoted to Senior Corporate Director of Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he was responsible for the rooms operations of the company’s entire portfolio. After spending 3 years successful leading opening teams for 22 new Ritz-Carlton hotels worldwide, Mr. Flint decided to take the challenge of running the company’s largest property The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore as Hotel Manager from 2005 to 2007.

“China always has held a special place in my heart; I am delighted to make a return to the country and to have the opportunity to work in Shanghai for the iconic Portman Ritz-Carlton. Proven by its fine reputation with countless awards and recognitions, the hotel undoubtedly continues to impress with its first class service and facilities. I look forward to working together with the fine ladies and gentlemen of the hotel to maintain the hotel’s position as one of the best hotels in the world. By also providing genuine care, personalized service we’ll continue to build strong relationships and to create Ritz-Carlton guests for life” expressed Mr. Flint.

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