HONG KONG, 2016-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marco Polo Hotels has announced the appointment of Mr. Dany Lützel as General Manager of Niccolo Chongqing, the second Niccolo hotel of this luxury brand stable, following the Niccolo Chengdu success story. The hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017.
Prior to Niccolo, Dany was General Manager at Kempinski Chongqing, where he began as Resident Manager in 2014 and quickly moved up to the top role early last year. Previously, he was also General Manager of Radisson Blu, St. Gallen in Switzerland, a property where Dany spent over six years.
With experience in both Europe as well as China, Dany possesses the knowledge to drive revenues from both the domestic and international markets while maintaining a high service level consistent with Niccolo’s contemporary urban chic personality. His ability to effectively manage six food and beverage outlets, in addition to multiple events and wedding venues at his previous position will only enforce his expectancy for profitable business in all facets of the hotel.
“We are very excited to have Dany join our team and take charge of our new Niccolo Chongqing hotel,” said Dr. Jennifer Cronin, President of Marco Polo Hotels. “We are confident that Niccolo will change the face of luxury hospitality in Chongqing. Dany’s dynamic and passionate persona coupled with his past experience working in the world’s largest city will help to achieve this goal.”
Dany holds a management degree in hospitality from the hotel management school in Lucerne, Switzerland as well as an Executive Masters in Business Administration (E-MBA). He is married with two children and speaks fluent English, German and French.
Niccolo Chongqing is located within Chongqing International Finance Square (IFS), a mixed-use commercial development that will open concurrently with the hotel. Positioned as a boutique retail mall, Chongqing IFS will showcase celebrated brands and feature a wide range of fine dining and entertainment including a cinema and ice skating rink.
Niccolo is a collection of contemporary urban chic hotels with the most desirable, highly prized addresses. In addition to Niccolo Chongqing, Marco Polo Hotels has announced three more hotel openings by 2018: Niccolo Changsha, Niccolo Suzhou and Marco Polo Changsha.
About Marco Polo Hotels
A wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, Marco Polo Hotels currently operates 14 owned or managed upscale, full-service hotels throughout Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. Niccolo by Marco Polo was recently added to the group’s portfolio as the new luxury collection. In addition to 3 more Niccolo hotels, the group has a Marco Polo hotel currently under development, bringing the group to 18 hotels in total. Marco Polo properties are well-known and established addresses for business and leisure travellers throughout the Asian region, with a proven reputation for exceptional service and an appreciation for their local identity. The brand maintains its long-standing ethos of discovery, creating unique guest experiences and drawing on the key philosophies of its namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture – just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today.
Further details on Marco Polo Hotels are available at: marcopolohotels.com
About Niccolo by Marco Polo
New Encounters. Timeless Pleasures.
Niccolo is a collection of contemporary urban chic hotels with the most desirable, highly prized addresses. At heart, we are discoverers and re-discoverers of luxury experiences, styles and tastes. While our hotels are modern sophisticated spaces, we also value the timeless pleasures of impeccable hospitality from another golden era in travel. Underpinning everything we do is the desire to make life effortlessly luxurious. Niccolo Chengdu is the first to open, with an additional 3 Niccolo Hotels currently under development in Chongqing, Changsha and Suzhou, China.
Further details on Niccolo Hotels are available at niccolohotels.com
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