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Gregor Wateler Joins Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai As General Manager

October 12, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai welcomes Gregor Wateler as the hotel’s general manager.  He previously held the same position at Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai.


During the four years of Gregor’s tenure at Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai, the hotel was awarded distinguished industrial awards, including “Best Business Hotel” by Travel + Leisure (China), “Best Family Friendly Hotel” at the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2017 and “Best Meeting & Convention Hotel in Shanghai” by TTG China.

“I am thrilled to join Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai.  Not only is Shanghai is the most exciting city in China, but also the hotel is an award-winning iconic property in a prime Bund location at the very heart of modern Shanghai’s commercial hub in Lujiazui, offering high levels of hospitality, services and facilities to discerning travellers,” Gregor said.  “I am already immersed in planning and programming new initiatives and bold endeavours to bring our hospitality a new height.”

A native of Germany, Gregor began his first hotel position at a five-star hotel in Berlin, Germany.  His experience in the hospitality industry spans 28 years, more than 19 years of which have been spent in senior management positions at nine of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ properties in Asia, starting from Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore in 1998.  While steadily rising through the ranks, Gregor’s career brought him from Berlin to France, Indonesia, Egypt, Singapore, and China.

In his leisure time, Gregor indulges in various sports, including surfing, mountain climbing and long-distance running.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit

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