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James Xi Has Been Appointed General Manager of Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

October 20, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Having acquired a wealth hospitality experience, James Xi has been appointed to Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai as general manager.

A native of Shanghai, James Xi began his hospitality career at Shanghai Hilton in 1987.  In early 1991, he immigrated to the United States to complete his MBA majoring in hospitality management at University of Houston.  This commenced his journey with the hospitality industry overseas, where his experience spanned across the prestigious hotel brands, Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre, Embassy Suites Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton and Adam’s Mark.  He held numerous leadership positions at these hotels, including as executive assistant manager and resident manager.

James joined Shangri-La Hotel International Management Company in 2002.  His first assignment was being the resident manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian followed by the same role at Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun.  He was promoted to general manager in 2004 and successfully opened Traders Hotel, Kunshan by Shangri-La; Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou; and Shangri-La Hotel, Changzhou in 2005, 2009 and 2012, respectively, with great pre-opening and post-opening achievements.

From 2013 to 2015, he led the team at Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou and successfully turned around the hotel’s performance, leading to outstanding achievements in market share ranking, gross operating profits and guest service excellence.  Moreover, under his leadership, Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo were awarded “Hotel of the Year” within the entire Shangri-La group in 2010 and 2016, respectively.

With his extensive background in operations, astute revenue management and marketing knowledge, as well as his effective leadership, James will lead the team in taking Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai to new heights in the near future.

Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Kerry Hotels are the next generation of luxury hotels! Vibrant, unpretentious and flexible. Today’s traveller wants to engage all senses whether at work or at play. Kerry Hotels have a fresh and energetic vibe and offer some unexpected touches that fuel creativity yet allow time to recharge and relax. Service is less bound by protocol but is enthusiastic and intuitive.

Launched in February 2011 in Pudong, Shanghai with a sister property in Beijing, Kerry hotels are seamlessly integrated with the surrounding environment in multi-purpose complexes.  Extensive sports and wellness facilities and trend setting Food and Beverage concepts cater to the youthful and spirited business and leisure traveller looking for a quality five star hotel that focuses on their individual lifestyle needs. Kerry hotels represent passionate hospitality wrapped up in a stylish package.

For enquiries or to make a reservation, please call (86 21) 6169 8888, e-mail or visit

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