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Wharf Hotels appoints Stephen Antram, as GM of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:27
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Stephen started his career in food and beverage including spending over a decade in finance. His strong financial background strengthens his role as a results driven leader and with sharp analytical mind.

Hong Kong – Wharf Hotels announced the appointment of Mr Stephen Antram as General Manager of international deluxe hotel, Marco Polo Shenzhen, located in China's first Special Economic Zone.

An experienced hotelier with 40-years of knowledge in the hospitality industry with over 25 years in Asia, Stephen possesses a track record in operations management, business development and talent development across Europe and Asia with international luxury hotel companies. Prior to this appointment, he was the General Manager of Intercontinental Beijing Beichen, where under his leadership, the hotel was amongst the top 10 InterContinental hotels in China and listed as the group’s leading revenue generator in North China region. Stephen is strongly versed in Food and Beverage, Rooms, Finance and Sales.

Stephen has a true passion for hospitality and we are certain that he will lead our Shenzhen property to new heights. Not only he is a global hotel leader, but he also holds over 15-years of experience in China gaining rich knowledge in the industry and its operating environments,” said Mr Thomas Salg, Vice President Operations for Wharf Hotels.

Marco Polo Shenzhen, with 391 well-appointed rooms and suites, is located in the heart of Futian Central Business District, 15 minutes from the Lowu Railway Station, Shenzhen Bay Port and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport. The hotel offers its signature Continental Club complete with personalised service, exclusivity and comfort, the hallmarks of Marco Polo hospitality.

Shenzhen is in Guangdong Province of China and forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis. Shenzhen is known to have a vibrant economy stemming from rapid foreign investment and the city is a leading global technology hub, often dubbed as the next Silicon Valley. The city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous well-known homegrown multinational companies. Shenzhen ranks 22nd in the 2017 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority, and the dynamic city has one of the busiest container ports in the world making it an international hotspot.

Stephen started his career in food and beverage including spending over a decade in finance. His strong financial background strengthens his role as a results driven leader and with sharp analytical mind.

At leisure, Stephen enjoys playing tennis and swimming, and is interested in travel and its various cultures.

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