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New GM Of The St. Regis Beijing Makes Debut

Beijing, China (November 26, 2009) / — The St. Regis Beijing hosted a media event at its Press Club Bar for the newly appointed General Manger Mr. Yngvar Stray. At the invitation of the hotel, Media including China Daily, Ta Kung Pao, Wenweipo, China Hospitality News and others presented the event.

Assumed his office as General Manager of the The St. Regis Beijing early this month, Mr. Stray made his debut to media by addressing the event of the St. Regis brand and the hotel's enduring heritage. Experience on hosting the US delegation in its recent visit to Beijing was also shared upon requests.

At the event, The St. Regis Beijing also made advance briefing on the launch of "Presidential Experience" – an exclusive arrangement to relive the experience of presidents, dignitaries and high level executives by offering Presidential accommodation, gate to gate transportation and private escorted trip to Forbidden City and the Great Wall as some of the many features.

Media were also invited to a Presidential Suite tour during the day.

(Mr. Yngvar Stray, Norwegian, joined Starwood in 1998, initially as Director of Sales & Marketing, and subsequently promoted to Hotel Manager at the The St. Regis Beijing. His appointment as General Manger started with Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel and then W Seoul Walkerhill. Before his return to Beijing, he was the General Manger of The St. Regis Singapore, where he took the lead in hosting President Hu Jintao during his APEC trip.)

About The St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis Beijing, one of the finest hotels in Asia, is positioned at the most upscale market, exemplifying luxury, elegance, and bespoke service.

It was the first St. Regis to open in Asia Pacific region, introducing brand signatory 24hrs butler service to every single guest. Based on rich heritage of St. Regis, The St. Regis Beijing again spearheaded new innovation to China market with the country's first guest room intelligent control system, IP phone, bath room vanishing TV with its re-launch in July 2008 after a $27 million renovation. And as lineage of the aristocratic brand, the 258-room hotel, of which 102 are suites, continues with the opulent residential feel in its room style.

Over its 12 years operation, The St. Regis Beijing has collected accolades with a long list of awards. It is the only hotel in China ranking one of the top hotels on Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List for past 7 consecutive years.

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