2012-12-05 — / — Mr. Leslie Lowe has been promoted to the position of general manager with Mr. Tim Xue appointed director of sales and marketing and Mr. Louis Young appointed director of finance for New World Guiyang Hotel, scheduled to open Summer 2013.

Previously the resident manager of New World Shanghai Hotel, Mr. Lowe brings more than 30 years’ hospitality industry experience to New World Guiyang Hotel.  Prior to joining New World Hotels, Mr. Lowe held various senior hotel positions, including project consultant of Days Inn China Hotel Group and general manager of Days Hotel Tongji Shanghai.  He has worked across China, in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan.  In addition, he served as director of catering for Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Mr. Xue has more than 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing for hotels and event planning companies, specialising in setting up and training sales teams.  Previously, he was pre-opening director of sales and marketing for Hangzhou Wyndham Xixi Hotel and director of sales and marketing for Fuchun Resort Hangzhou and T8 Shanghai.  He has also held a regional sales manager position at the Marriott Hotel Shanghai office.

Mr. Young brings more than 18 years’ finance experience with hotels in both Hong Kong and mainland China.  Before joining New World Hotels, Mr. Young was financial controller – operation of Regal Poly Guiyang Hotel.  He was also financial controller of various properties of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in Beijing and Xian for 10 years.  Previously, he worked for Guangdong Regency Hotel in Zhuhai and Grand Excelsior Hotel in Kunming.

New World Guiyang Hotel, opening Summer 2013, is a deluxe city resort hotel located in the Guanshanhu District central business district, adjacent to the City Exhibition Hall opening 2013.  Its public spaces and 306 guestrooms, including 281 deluxe rooms and 25 suites, will offer an understated, elegant Oriental feel and ambience.  Restaurants will include a café, Chinese restaurant and lobby lounge.  Facilities will include more than 2,000 square metres of meeting space with ballroom and function rooms, business centre, executive club lounge, and a health club, pool and spa for recreation and relaxation.  For further information, please contact your travel professional or visit

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Angela Wong
CatchOn & Company
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