Xiamen, China, 20 April 2022 – Jean-Philippe Jacopin has been appointed General Manager of Marco Polo Xiamen. The 300-room hotel sits on the edge of Lake Yundang in the white egret protection zone, and is managed by Hong Kong SAR-based Wharf Hotels.
Jean-Philippe’s expertise will play an important role in taking Marco Polo Xiamen forward with his leadership and vision for success. With his broad experience in different business aspects, he looks to establish the property –– renowned for its central location in the city that thrives with significant business activity and as a social hotspot –– as one of the high performing hotels in the group.
“I am excited to be in Xiamen, the ‘Gate of China’, to take the helm of Marco Polo Xiamen, which has played host to many locals and welcomed travellers to this historic city since 1996”, said Jean-Philippe. “I look forward to continuing to drive the brand ethos and play an active part in promoting Xiamen as a tourist and business destination.”
A French national with more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Philippe previously worked for some of the largest hospitality brands, including Hilton International and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts with assignments in mainland China, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Japan.
Jean-Philippe is a graduate of hotel management studies. He has amassed a wealth of experience from his prior appointments in operations, sales and marketing, food and beverage, hotel renovations and hotel pre-openings.
Outside work, Jean-Philippe enjoys cycling and golf. He is also passionate about epicurean experiences and enjoys the finer aspects of life.
About Marco Polo Xiamen
Marco Polo Xiamen opened in November 1996 and is within a 20-minute drive to the city’s International airport and business district. Located near the famous Coffee Street, the hotel offers unrivalled views of Lake Yundang and the white egret protection zone. Within Marco Polo Xiamen are 300 well-appointed rooms and suites, a ballroom and nine meeting rooms, including nine dining outlets, a recreation complex with an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, billiards and kids’ club.
About GHA DISCOVERY
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