Radisson Hotel Group has announced three key appointments for the development team in China that is aimed at accelerating its expansion plans in China. Radisson’s growth strategy in China is a key initiative in Destination 2022, the Group’s five-year strategic operating plan. With 35 properties in operation and under development across 21 cities in China, the Group plans to triple its portfolio of hotels by 2022.
Eric Cheng, Senior Director, Development, China, recently joined the company from the UAE’s Emaar Hospitality Group. Knight Kang has come onboard as Senior Director, Development, China. He was earlier with Accor Hotels, China, where he served as Senior Director, Development, Greater China. Kevin Cai, Director, Development, China, joins Radisson from Centara Hotels & Resorts, where he was previously Director of Business Development, Greater China.
Eric and Knight will report to Ramzy Fenianos, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, while Kevin reports to Eric. They will work alongside Chloe Fei, Director, Development, China, to drive the growth of Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio throughout the country.
Ramzy Fenianos added; “We are putting together a highly-skilled development team in Asia Pacific as we bid to successfully execute our ambitious five-year plan. The addition of Eric, Knight and Kevin to our China team will enhance our ability to secure a variety of key projects, setting a firm foundation for our future growth.”
Radisson has secured a series of signings in China, including Radisson Ningbo Beilun, Radisson Wuhan Optics Valley, Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone, and Radisson Blu Haikou. The company is also preparing to launch later this year, Radisson Ningbo Beilun, Radisson Suzhou and Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji on track to open their doors in the fourth quarter of 2018.