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New general manager appointed at Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London, has appointed Kurt Macher as general manager.

Macher moves to London after securing multiple awards and accolades for The Temple House, Chengdu, China, a luxury Swire Hotel.

As an international hotelier with over 28 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Macher has worked within senior management roles at Wharf Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and The Peninsula Group.

He has led high performing hotel teams in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and in some of the fastest growing markets across Asia, most notably in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Macher commented: “With its notable achievements, it’s an exciting time to be joining Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London. The hotel has really gone from strength to strength as it celebrates its fifth birthday this year.

"It is not only becoming one of the most distinguished hotels internationally; with its location in the Shard, it is also becoming one of the most recognised. I very much look forward to building on this success with the team and driving even better results and improved guest engagement.”

William Mackay, executive vice president, Europe and the Americas at Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Kurt into the Shangri-La family. Under his proven leadership, we look forward to continuing to drive the hotel’s development and creating the most memorable of experiences for guests.”