26th August 2013 – Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is delighted to announce several new additions to its management team. Kempinski Hotels, the European luxury hotel group took over the management of the former Gran Meliá Hotel Shanghai in Pudong, and subsequently rebranded it as the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on 15 May 2013 becoming the group’s 18th property in China. The newly appointed executive team brings extensive experience and expertise to manage this flagship property and strengthen its presence in Shanghai.
Patrick Martinez has been appointed as General Manager. A seasoned hotelier, Patrick brings more than 20 years of luxury hospitality experience to the hotel. Prior to his appointment, Patrick held a variety of General Manager and senior management positions with Marriott International, InterContinental and Rotana Hotels.
“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to the Kempinski family in his leadership role as General Manager of the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. Patrick has the experience and drive to enhance Kempinski’s outstanding reputation for European flair within the city,” said Philippe Caretti, Kempinski Senior Vice President China.