Hilton Shenzhen Futian Appoints Michael Zhou As General Manager

This information originated in U.K. English.

September 24, 2014

SHENZHEN, China - Hilton Shenzhen Futian recently announced the appointment of Michael Zhou as general manager. Michael will report to Paul Hutton, regional general manager - South China, Hilton Worldwide - China South, and will be responsible for working to launch and oversee the hotel's daily operations. Michael joined Hilton Shenzhen Futian from DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing North, where he held the position of general manager. Michael is based in Shenzhen and started his position on Sept. 24, 2014.

Hutton said: "I'm confident that with Michael's fantastic track record, in particular his insight into Asian market, his personal talent in leadership, together with the various new positions that are being generated by Hilton Worldwide's expanding career development platform, will help raise the bar in hospitality standards in Shenzhen, and contribute to the continued growth of the hospitality sector in the region. He will also make Hilton Shenzhen Futian a resounding success, and establish a reputation as one of the most popular choices for travellers in Shenzhen and around Greater China."

With over 23 years of extensive management experience in the hospitality industry, Michael has held various management positions in Dalian, Hefei, Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing, as well as at key Hilton Worldwide properties in Malaysia and Bangkok. He held the position of director of operations at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide.

As a native of China, Michael is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and English. As one of hoteliers of Hilton Worldwide, Michael led the team at DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing North to receive many significant awards based on market share, revenue increase, guest satisfaction and loyalty and corporate responsibility in 2013 and 2014 - including Asia Pacific Sales General Manager of the Year by Hilton Worldwide, SALT Award by Hilton Worldwide, Sales & Marketing Awards Most Improved Market Share by DoubleTree by Hilton, Environmental Care Awards Top Lightstay Hotel by DoubleTree by Hilton, First Quarter CARE CUP by DoubleTree by Hilton.

About Hilton Shenzhen Futian
Hilton Shenzhen Futian locates in Futian District, the latest Central Business District of Shenzhen, adjacent to Shennan Road, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and City Hall, conveniently connects to Great China International Finance Center offer tower which is the hub for business and leisure. It is 20 minutes' drive to Shenzhen Railway Station North, 30 minutes' drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, 10 minutes' walk to Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and close to Line 1 and Line 2 Metro line which is convenient access to Hong Kong. 23-storey skyscraper serves up vistas of the modern city's valiant grace. The hotel has 324 contemporary rooms and suites, fitted with an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a bar, a lobby lounge and an Executive Lounge. The hotel boasts a spacious 600 square meters astylar grand ballroom and 16 flexible multi-functional meeting rooms equipped with state-to-the-art facilities and well-known Hilton Meeting services. 24-hour Health Club fitted with an outdoor pool.

Contact

Lisa Zhou
Hilton Shenzhen Futian
+86 136 0308 9454
lisa.zhou@hilton.com

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