Hilton Worldwide Appoints John Burger as General Manager, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou

This information originated in American English.

October 28, 2013

SHENZHEN, China - Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of John Burger as general manager of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou.

Bruce McKenzie, vice president operations, Greater China & Mongolia, said, "John brings wide-ranging experience, an illustrious track record in the hotel industry and a deep understanding of the South China market."

"Hilton Shenzhen Shekou is situated at a key location along the Shenzhen Bay, and it is a significant new addition to Shenzhen's hotel scene. Burger will be tasked with building a top class team at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou to accentuate the Hilton tradition of first class hospitality."

Commenting on his new challenge, John Burger said, "I am not a stranger to China. This is my fourth opening hotel in China, and it is an exciting project. I am confident that together with our team, we will change the level of services and facilities that the city has to offer."

Burger brings 29 years of experience including six hotel openings to his new role at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou. In his former role at Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe, he was responsible for establishment and opening of the property with 498 keys, six food and beverage outlets and 1,900sqm conference and catering space.

Prior to Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe, Burger first joined Hilton Worldwide in 2001 as director of business development for the opening of Hilton Chongqing. He then worked in Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore before he was transferred back to China from Hilton Singapore to oversee the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Huaqiao-Kunshan.

His extensive expertise has encompassed diverse areas of operations and management including marketing, development as well as new hotel construction and openings.

The striking Hilton Shenzhen Shekou hotel is ideally situated in the core area of Shenzhen's western coastal city belt, in Shenzhen Nantou Peninsula. The hotel faces Shenzhen Bay on the west, Pearl River Estuary on the east and Hong Kong across the sea. Enjoy close proximity to SeaWorld, a dynamic commercial and recreational block on the west bank of Shenzhen and Shekou Ferry Terminal, which connects the area to Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Central, Macau and Zhuhai.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Shenzhen Shekou at http://news.hilton.com/ShenzhenShekou.

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou is located at No.1177 Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067, China. To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 755  2162 8888 or visit the hotel's website at shenzhenshekou.hilton.com.


Jessie Xiao
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Pre-Opening Office
+86 755 2162 8888

Rem Li
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
+86 755 2162 8888

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