Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Mr. Jonas Amstad as general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou in the capital city of Fujian province in the southeast of China. In this role, he will oversee hotel operations and lead the team in delivering quality and exceptional guest experiences at this property.
Mr. Amstad, a Swiss national is fluent in German, French, English and Russian. Prior to this appointment, his 25-year experience spans several five-star international city hotels and resorts, including Sheraton Warsaw and Sheraton Oman, Park Hyatt & Hyatt Regency, Baku, Shangri-La Hotel and Resort, Fiji, Donbass Palace Hotel, Donetsk, Radisson Resort & SPA, Alushta, as well the Radisson Belorusskaya in Moscow.
Mr. Amstad is well versed in hotel management. His hospitality journey starts at Beckenried from 1988. For the past 25 years, he had worked for numbers of fields and various positions in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mainland China, South Pacific and Indian Ocean, before he arrived in Fuzhou. Prior to Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou, he was the Resident Manager of Shangri-La’s Resort & SPA in Maldives.
“I am passionate about joining the Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou, which is such a historical and leisure place. Driven by a philosophy rooted in Asian hospitality, the Shangri-La Fuzhou team has been doing an excellent job by maintaining its market-leader position since it opened in 2005. I hope to lead this team to meet new challenges and to consistently provide the highest service quality to our valued guests,” said Mr. Amstad.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 85 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 36,000. 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, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, 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 mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.