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Jan Jansen appointed General Manager at Conrad Hong Kong

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 04/12/2021 - 06:14
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During Jansen's office, he will continue to guide the hotel through unprecedented times by further optimizing the business structure with his acute business acumen.

Hong Kong - Conrad Hong Kong announced the appointment of Jan Jansen as General Manager effective 29 March 2021. Previously in 2016, Jansen first joined the hotel as the Hotel Manager before being recruited as part of the opening team of Conrad Hangzhou as Opening General Manager two years later. His return this year will play an instrumental role in leading the hotel in adapting to the new normal and creating business opportunities, and his enthusiasm will continue to preserve the hotel's prestigious title as one of the luxury hotels in Hong Kong.

Born in the Netherlands, Jansen holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration at Erasmus University School of Management in Rotterdam and a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management at Hotel Management School Leeuwarden. Before he first joined Hilton in 2012, Jansen has gained vast experience in management in the Rezidor Hotel Group (presently known as the Radisson Hotel Group), particularly in the business development and commercial sectors. His experience in multiple top travel destinations including Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Hong Kong has granted him a deep understanding of the local markets and cultures, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

One of Jansen's most recent and significant achievements is to seamlessly lead the grand opening of Conrad Hangzhou in March 2019 as the Opening General Manager. The esteemed property towers above the Raffles City complex in Qianjiang CBD, and has won an array of prestigious accolades from both architectural and hospitality wins. With a wide spectrum of media coverage gained in just two years, the hotel has also been dubbed as a renowned property for being a frequent rendezvous for influencers and celebrities, a youthful and vibrant establishment catered to China's young luxury travelers.

"Since I left three years ago, Hong Kong has always been one of my beloved cities that I dreamed of returning to. The unrivaled cosmopolitan setting and geographically competitive position have made Hong Kong truly a compelling travel destination. Despite the pandemic and social distancing measures, I am confident that the travel sector will slowly restore with heightened public health awareness, and strategically tapping on business opportunities," said Jansen.

"Having celebrated the hotel 30th anniversary in 2020, Conrad Hong Kong will continue to excel in the hotel industry, thanks to an abundance of service talents and expertise we have, the very team that will pave the way to success and continue to value-add," Jansen added, "With Hilton CleanStay the pioneering and industry-leading cleaning standard, I am more ascertained guest experience will be further refined and elevated as we actively demonstrate our commitment to address guests' concerns on hygiene and safety, which I believe is definitely part of the new normal in a luxury hotel."

During Jansen's office, he will continue to guide the hotel through unprecedented times by further optimizing the business structure with his acute business acumen. While Jan Jansen will be appointed as the new General Manager of Conrad Hong Kong, former General Manager Thomas Hoeborn will continue his tenure in Hilton as the Area General Manager of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to oversee the strategic growth of the Hilton properties in these three cities.

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Theodore Koumelis

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