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An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels

Company Overview

The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with Istanbul, London and Yangon under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.

  • Travel + Leisure (USA)

    2014 - 2017 World’s Best Awards

    Top Hotel Brands

  • Condé Nast Traveller (USA)

    2013 Business Travel Awards 
    Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel

  • HOTELS Magazine (USA)

    2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
    Mr Peter Borer

 

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Hotel Overview

Each Peninsula Hotel is designed uniquely from ground up, with the objective of applying the traditional Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels' grace and elegance to the location concerned in order to embrace the relevant local culture, style and history. It is important that a stay in any Peninsula Hotel forms an important part of the guest’s experience of visiting that particular country, and that is achieved through references to local architecture, artwork and ambience.

Careers

The Peninsula Group of five-star plus hotels offers a comprehensive range of golden career options in nine exciting cities. We take enormous pride in our worldwide reputation as a caring employer who nurtures staff by identifying and promoting those with genuine enthusiasm and talent. The long service records and loyalty of our employees speak for themselves - Peninsula is a great company to work for. If you have the ambition and determination, we offer highly-rewarding careers with boundless international opportunities.

Accolades

  • Travel + Leisure

    2015 The Best in Business Travel Award
    Best Hotels for Business - #1

  • Travel + Leisure

    2015 World’s Best Awards
    Top Hotel Brands - #3

  • Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards(USA)

    Top 35 in China - #11

  • Travel & Leisure China

    2012 Travel & Leisure Annual Travel Awards
    Top Hotel Group in China

  • Travel + Leisure (USA)

    2012 World's Best Business Hotels
    Top Hotels by City International - #1

Corporate Executives

 

  • Clement King Man Kwok (Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur)
    Corporate
    Chief Executive Officer

    A Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr. Kwok joined the Group in February 2002 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, and is a Director of most of the Group’s entities. His career began with Price Waterhouse and Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the United Kingdom, following which he returned to Hong Kong in 1986 to work with Schroders Asia. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Kwok served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation.  He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and serves on the Board of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong.

  • Matthew Lawson
    Corporate
    Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed to the Board as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in May 2016, Mr Lawson will be appointed as a Director of some of the Group’s entities. He holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland. Mr Lawson has also completed various post graduate studies in China, including at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Over the course of his career Mr Lawson has had extensive experience with hospitality and real estate transactions, investments and financing, including joint venture negotiations and structuring. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance in Sydney in 1998 and subsequently joined Deutsche Bank AG in Sydney in 2001 where he worked across Equity Capital Markets and Real Estate Investment Banking. Mr Lawson joined JPMorgan in Asia in 2006, where he held senior positions in Hong Kong and Singapore, most recently as Managing Director and Head of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging investment banking practice in Asia. He is 42 years old.

  • Peter Camille Borer
    Corporate
    Chief Operating Officer

    Appointed to the Board as an Executive Director in April 2004, he is a graduate of the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland and is now a member of the International Advisory Board of the school. Mr. Borer joined the Group in 1981. He was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994, taking on additional regional responsibilities in 1999 and culminating in his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, The Peninsula Hotels, in April 2004. Mr. Borer is also a Director in most of the Group's entities.

  • Martyn Sawyer
    Corporate
    Group Director, Properties

    Group General Manager, Properties and Clubs since 1999, Mr. Sawyer holds regional responsibility for the Group’s non-hotel properties and operations including The Repulse Bay Complex and The Peak Complex in Hong Kong, as well as management of properties and clubs in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand. He has been with the Group since 1985.

     

  • Christobelle Liao
    Corporate
    Group Director, Corporate & Legal

    Ms. Liao is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. After a number of years in legal practice, she joined the Group as Company Secretary and Corporate Counsel in 2002 and currently holds the position of Group Director.

  • Maria Razumich-Zec
    Corporate
    Regional Vice-President

    Mrs. Razumich-Zec joined the Group as General Manager of The Peninsula Chicago in 2002 and was promoted to the position of Regional Vice-President – USA East Coast in 2007, with regional responsibilities covering The Peninsula Hotels in Chicago and New York.

  • Rainy Chan
    Corporate
    Regional Vice-President

    Ms. Chan joined The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1994 and, after a series of internal promotions, was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 she was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong, in addition to which she was promoted to the position of Area Vice-President – Hong Kong and Thailand in 2010.

  • Sindy Tsui
    Corporate
    Group Director, Human Resources

    Ms. Tsui was appointed General Manager, Human Resources in 2007. With many years of experience in human resources management in the hospitality industry, she is responsible for the Group’s strategy on human resources, talent development and training.

     

  • Shane Izaks
    Corporate
    Group General Manager, Information Technology

    Mr. Izaks was appointed General Manager, Information Technology in 1995 and is responsible for formulating and implementing information technology strategy at both Group and operational levels.

  • Christopher Chan
    Corporate
    General Manager, Research and Technology
  • Kitty Wan
    Corporate
    Group General Manager, Audit & Risk Management
    Ms Wan was appointed Group General Manager, Audit & Risk Management in 2015. She graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Business degree.  She is affiliated with several professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia (ICAA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is responsible for the Group’s audit and risk management.
  • Bharath Bangalore
    Corporate
    General Manager, Operations Finance and Efficiency
    Mr. Bangalore was appointed General Manager, Operations Finance and Efficiency in 2017. He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, USA as well as a BSc in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Johnson & Wales University, USA.  He joined the Peninsula family in 2010 as Director of Finance at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.  In 2012, he transferred to The Peninsula Hong Kong as General Manager, Operations Finance and Efficiency.
  • Ernest Tang
    Corporate
    General Manager, Group Finance
    Mr Tang is a qualified accountant in Hong Kong and the UK. He joined the Group in 1996 and was appointed General Manager, Group Finance, in 2013. He is responsible for the Group’s finance and tax planning functions.
  • Gareth Roberts
    Corporate
    General Manager, Operations
    Gareth Roberts was promoted from the position of General Manager, Operations to the Group General Manager, Operations in November 2016. He has had a long career with The Peninsula Hotels, having joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills in 2002 as Assistant Manager and then progressing in the Rooms Division up to the positon of Resident Manager in 2011. In 2013, he relocated to The Peninsula Shanghai to take up the position of Hotel Manager and moved to his current role at Head Office in August 2015. He is responsible for the Hotel Operations, Procurement and for new projects. Other areas which he takes responsibility for are Brand Standards, Hotel Audits, Peninsula Signature Events, Spa and the Wellness Programme. He manages the operational CRS activities and have an involvement in IT evolution in our hotels. He also sits on the Group Risk Committee.
  • Anne Geiermann
    Corporate
    General Manager, Design
    Anne Geiermann was appointed General Manager, Design in 2014. A graduate from the University of Cologne with an Engineer of Architecture Degree, Ms Geiermann has over 25 years of experience in all phases of architectural planning, interior design, product and brand development.  She has specialised in hotel architecture and interior design, technical services, operational planning and pre-opening procedures across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
  • Mark Kobayashi
    Corporate
    Vice-President, Marketing, The Peninsula Hotels

    Mr. Kobayashi is the Vice President of Marketing, in charge of digital marketing & e-commerce, brand communications, public relations and guest engagement for The Peninsula Hotels. He began his career with The Peninsula Hotels in October 2006 as the Director of Public Relations at The Peninsula Tokyo and formed a key part of the hotel’s opening team. Mr. Kobayashi was promoted to Regional Director of Communications, Japan, in 2012 and three years later to Director of Marketing, Japan responsible for marketing, sales, digital marketing, revenue management, public relations and bridal. He began his career as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Office of Pete Wilson, Governor of California. In 1998, he relocated to Tokyo and joined a Japanese public relations firm, thereafter becoming Marketing Communications Manager at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Tokyo. In 2003, Mr. Kobayashi entered the luxury hospitality industry as Director of Marketing Communications and opening team member of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, and later was the Director of Marketing at Bals Corporation, Japan’s leading interior furnishing company. Japanese-American-born, Mr. Kobayashi earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, World Politics and Economics from the University of California, Davis.

  • Simon Yip
    Corporate
    Vice-President, Sales, The Peninsula Hotels

    Mr. Yip joined The Peninsula Bangkok in 2001 as Director of Sales & Marketing and was posted to various HSH operations in subsequent years. In January 2012, he was appointed Vice President, Sales for The Peninsula Hotels, tasked with overseeing the hotels’ sales activities.

     

  • Lynne Mulholland
    Corporate
    Director, Corporate Affairs
    Ms. Lynne Mulholland joined the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) as Director, Corporate Affairs in February 2014.

    Ms. Mulholland holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queen’s University Belfast and following her graduation in 1997, she worked as a journalist in Mexico, Panama and Azerbaijan before coming to Hong Kong in 2000 to work for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in its global communications team. Ms. Mulholland then went on to work in a strategic global public relations and communications role at Orient Overseas (International) Line Group and prior to joining HSH was part of the communications and marketing team at PCH International, a product development and supply chain company.

    Her primary functions at HSH include handling corporate public relations, issue management and investor relations for the Group.

  • Ming Chen
    Corporate
    Director, Business Development
  • Nadine Maurellet
    Corporate
    General Counsel
    Ms. Maurellet joined the Group in 2006 as Legal Counsel. She was promoted to be Senior Legal Counsel in 2009 and was appointed as General Counsel of HSH in 2013. She is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the Group and a project owner for the Peninsula Yangon. Ms. Maurellet is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales.
  • Suan Beng Lee
    Corporate
    Group Treasurer
    Suan Beng LEE was appointed Group Treasurer in 2009. He is responsible for the Group’s cash and treasury management and overseeing the Group’s banking relationship and Investor Relations.
  • Wilson So
    Corporate
    Group Chief Engineer
    A Hong Kong native, Wilson So began his career with The Peninsula Hong Kong in 2003 as Assistant Chief Engineer before becoming Chief Engineer in 2006. He is a Chartered Engineer, qualified by The Engineering Council (UK) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

    In 2014, Wilson was promoted as Regional Director of Engineering for The Peninsula Hotels.  In April 2017, he has taken up the position of Group Chief Engineer, being responsible for the HSH properties engineering operations across the group.

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