26 April 2019 (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Wharf Hotels has appointed Roger Shing as Group Director Purchasing, strengthening its purchasing power with Roger as a respected new member of its robust Finance division.
Spearheading the group’s procurement strategy, Roger will lead the pre-opening procurement programmes for new hotels, formulate strategic plans to develop new hotel products, guide purchasing decisions to support the group’s branding strategies, and establish standards across Wharf Hotels’ purchasing teams.
“Roger’s solid background in corporate procurement combined with his international network and business integrity makes him an ideal fit for Wharf Hotels, as we seek to streamline our purchasing approach and put our guests comfort and well-being first. With 25 years of experience in hospitality procurement, I am delighted to welcome Roger to our team of professionals,” said Lucinda Chan, Vice President Finance, Wharf Hotels.
Formerly Corporate Director of Procurement for Rosewood Hotel Group based in Hong Kong, Roger oversaw 12 hotels in the region for its 3 brands, formulating strategic plans and purchasing standards. Previous roles included careers with Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong and the Furama Hotel.
A member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK), Roger holds a degree in business administrative management from the University of South Australia. An avid traveller, Roger is an 80’s British music fan, enjoys cooking and holds a black belt certificate in Karate.
About Wharf Hotels
The Spirit of Discovery
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China, and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the new luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, opened in January 2018 as the brand's flagship hotel, with one new Niccolo hotel currently under development in Suzhou, China following successful openings in Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha. Marco Polo’s deluxe hotels in established locations maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the 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 are available at wharfhotels.com.
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