Greg Findlay Has Been Appointed As The General Manager At The Westin Bund Center Shanghai


Shanghai, China, December 14, 2015 / - The Westin Bund Center Shanghai in downtown Shanghai has announced the appointment of Greg Findlay as General Manager. Drawing on over two decades of experience with Starwood, Findlay is responsible for all operations at Shanghai's iconic hotel just minutes’ walk from the historical bund waterfront.

After successfully launching The Westin Auckland in 2007 and The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket in 2010, he took up the role as General Manager at Asia's first W hotel – W Seoul Walkerhill and was the opening General Manager of W Beijing before moving to Shanghai.

“I’m very excited to be working with such a cohesive team at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai. As one of Shanghai's leading iconic hotels, I look forward to continue showcasing the Westin instinctive and personalized service to ensure that all guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived,” Findlay said. “I'm also excited to be working in Shanghai, one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in China,” he added.

About The Hotel
Just a stroll away is the magnificent Bund architectural site and waterfront. Yu garden, a 400-year-old classical Chinese garden and the popular pedestrian shopping precinct on Nanjing Road are also within short walking distance. Lujiazhui Financial District is a mere 10-minute taxi ride away. Guests will be pleasantly delighted on arrival with the grand atrium lobby featuring a striking cantilevered glass staircase inlaid with delicate rice paper and beautiful soft-glow lighting. With 570 tastefully-decorated guest rooms and suites offered in two towers, other services and facilities include restaurants serving Chinese, Italian and international favorites including the city’s famous Sunday Brunch, a Westin Workout fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and Banyan Tree Spa.

The Westin Bund Center Shanghai is located at 88 Henan Middle Road, Shanghai 200002, China. For further details and reservations, call the hotel direct at +86 21 6335 1888, China Toll Free 4006 335 186, email or visit

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the brand’s six pillars of well-being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™, the innovative workspace Tangent, Westin Weekend signature experiences, and Heavenly Bath and Heavenly Spa. Westin is proud to offer Starwood Preferred Guest®, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and

Source: Westin Bund Center Shanghai

AccorHotels Wins Best Global Hotel Chain at Top Asia Pacific Awards

Best-Global-Hotel-Chain---AccorHotels (Michael Chow, Publisher of TTG and Mario Hardy PATA present the award to Patrick Basset

Shanghai, China, December 9, 2015 / - Voted on by readers of the TTG stable of trade magazines, the award is presented on the basis of the “most consistent product and services and the most professional sales and marketing teams in terms of innovation and servicing” and clearly establishes AccorHotels amongst the very best in the business.

“We are honoured to win this prestigious award which means even more because it is voted on by our customers and our closest working partners,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Competition for this award was very tough and we are proud to be recognised amongst the best of the best in the travel trade industry.”

The signature Hermès trophy was presented during a Gala Dinner in Bangkok. The Best Global Hotel Chain award will be displayed alongside the group’s award for Best Budget Hotel Brand for ibis from last year’s ceremony.

AccorHotels is the leading hotel operator in the world with 3,800 hotels across 92 countries, and globally renowned brands including Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1.

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AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome.
Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.

AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
– its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
– a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
– a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
– almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Phyllis SIO
Director of Communications
AccorHotels Greater China
Tel.: +86 159 2079 9609

Source: Accor Greater China

Mercure Continues Expansion in China with the Opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton


Shanghai, China, December 8, 2015 / - AccorHotels, the world’s leading international hotelier, is pleased to announce the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton, the 8th property in the group’s midscale Mercure brand to open its door in Greater China. Located in the heart of China’s largest and most vibrant metropolis, Mercure Shanghai Royalton provides guests with globally renowned standards of service and accommodation infused with authentic local touches.

With a host of retail and dining options including the famous Cloud Nine Shopping Mall all within walking distance, and the charming Zhongshan Park nearby, this impressive new hotel is the ideal choice for guests looking to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

“Mercure Shanghai Royalton is a fantastic addition to the Mercure brand, a global network of hotels that fuses international hotel standards with authentic local culture to provide an unparalleled hotel experience,” said Paul Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “Shanghai is one of the world’s most exciting destinations, and with central location offering the best accommodation, dining experience and meeting facilities in its segment, with the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton we will continue to expand our network in the region.”

Mercure Shanghai Royalton features 239 guest rooms and suites, warm, comfortable spaces that come fully equipped with the latest equipments, including free high-speed WiFi and flat-screen LCD TVs. Guest rooms are cozy yet contemporary, providing the perfect space to unwind after a long day spent in meetings or exploring the city. The hotel also features six meeting rooms accommodating up to 200 people, with state-of-the-art conferencing technology and a dedicated professional support team on call to make sure your event is held successfully. Meanwhile, for those who want to unwind at the end of the day, Mercure Shanghai Royalton also features a fully equipped spa and fitness centre where guests can go to let off some steam.

Mercure Shanghai Royalton also provides a wide range of international and local dining options. The hotel’s trendy Lobby Lounge Bar is fully stocked with a host of international beverage options. Fuji Restaurant offers an authentic Japanese dining experience with ingredients imported all the way from Japan, while the unique, cellar-like ambience of the Grand Bodega Spanish Restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Spanish dishes. Meanwhile, R Kitchen, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, employs some of the best chefs from the local area, cooking up authentic Cantonese and Shanghainese dishes guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

Seamlessly incorporating modernity and tradition, Mercure Hotels offer global standards of service and hospitality with a genuinely local experience. With over 750 hotels in 51 countries, no two Mercure hotels are exactly alike, offering a superior midscale hospitality experience that is in perfect harmony with the people and places where the brand is represented. From friendly, fast-track check-in in the stylishly designed and welcoming lobby, to contemporary, fully equipped rooms, delicious international and local dining options and flexible, customized meeting facilities, Mercure Hotels are the perfect way for guests to get the most out of the world’s most exciting destinations.

About Mercure

Mercure is the midscale non-standardized brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator with 3,800 hotels and 180,000 employees in 92 countries. Mercure hotels share common quality standards and are driven by passionate hoteliers. Whether they are located in major city centers, by the seaside or in mountain resorts, each establishment offers an authentic experience for both business and leisure travelers. The Mercure network spans 732 hotels in 55 countries around the globe, represents a real alternative to standardized or independent hotels, and combines the power of an international network with professional and digital expertise. For more information, visit

Source: Accor Greater China

Beijing’s Art Community Expands With Launch Of Art Realm


Beijing, China, December 6, 2015 / - Wanda Realm Beijing, together with 3rd Times Art Space, has created a new art space in Shijingshan called Art Realm.

Located at the Wanda Realm Beijing Lobby Lounge, it strongly advocates changing the traditional understanding of art exhibitions. It will break the old pattern that only art museums or galleries can host art exhibitions. Art Realm combines the hotel venue space and art, and presents the unique charm of art to the public. We believe that Art Realm is the first art space in Shijingshan district, and will soon be the most representative art venue in western Beijing.

All 26 paintings featured in "In The Mood For Love" are from Ren Yi Hong's classic works, and give viewers artistic enjoyment and edification.

More art exhibitions will be held in Art Realm periodically, such as solo exhibitions and more theme exhibitions. Once this art space becomes better known, Wanda Realm Beijing will keep creating opportunities for young painters with great potential.

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Painter Profile
Born 1990 in Shanxi Province, Ren Yi Hong is a professional painter and artist. In 2008 she was admitted to the Central Academy of Art and won a scholarship and the outstanding work award. In 2010, Ren was assigned to the Paris Academy of Art as an exchange student. Her representative works include "The girl with a guitar", "Summer night", "Morning", and "The girl with a peacock".

About Wanda Realm Beijing
Wanda Realm Beijing is located in the heart of Shijingshan District and Capital Recreation District (CRD), which is adjacent to the Shijingshan Wanda Plaza and walking distance to a subway station (Line 1) and the airport shuttle bus station (Shijingshan Line). It is only 45 minutes away from Beijing Capital International Airport by car and 25 minutes away from the Summer Palace and Fragrance Hill. Wanda Realm Beijing is equipped with 308 magnificent guestrooms and suites which are designed for unparalleled comfort and pleasure, featuring two restaurants serving different cuisine, from formal dining to a relaxed buffet. For events large or small, Wanda Realm Beijing is at your service with the leading banquet facilities in western Beijing. Choose from a graceful selection of fully equipped meeting rooms, while the spectacular 1,400 square meter pillar-free China Grand Ballroom is equipped with an 8.5 meter-high ceiling and a 70 square meter LED screen. The first-class leisure facilities provide business travelers with a gathering place to refresh body, mind and spirit, including a state-of-the-art gym and an indoor heated swimming pool.

About 3T Art Space
3T Art Space is on south bank of Tonghui River, Chaoyang District. Located in Gaobeidian Cultural & Art Park, it is in front of the terminal, and close to parks and recreational places. In line with the past, present and the future, 3T Art Space is looking into the art in the past, the present and the future impact of modern artistic forms of cognition. Each of the exhibitions is a time-oriented mode. It is not only a gallery, but also a brand new Gallery Mode, the coffee gallery. In appreciation of the art works at the same time, the taste of a cup of hand-ground coffee could bring your mind to feel the art movement.

Source: Wanda Realm Beijing Hotel