Quin Jin was with Wanda Hotels & Resorts
Hilton has hired Qian Jin as the company’s first area president for Greater China and Mongolia. The former president of Wanda Hotels & Resorts joins the McLean, Virginia-based hotelier as it gears up for its 100th hotel opening in China, where it has more than 230 hotels in the pipeline.
Qian Jin, Hilton’s new area president for Greater China and Mongolia. Photo: Courtesy of Hilton
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Qian Jin, one of the hospitality industry's great leaders in Asia Pacific,” says Martin Rinck, area president of Asia Pacific for Hilton. “The elevation of this position to area president recognizes the rapid growth we have achieved in recent years and our future intentions as we embark on an exciting new chapter in our history in Greater China and Mongolia.”
Before joining Wanda in summer 2015, Qian spent most of his career at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, rising to the post of president for Greater China. The Chinese native studied in Australia and has previously worked in such locales as Fiji, Malaysia and Singapore. At Hilton, he’s replacing outgoing senior vice president of Greater China and Mongolia, Bruce McKenzie, who is retiring.
“I was attracted by the scale of Hilton's ambitions, and its value system and clear vision to be the world's leading hospitality company,” says Shanghai-based Qian. “More specifically, I share Hilton's enthusiasm for China and look forward to helping drive the commitment to creating heartfelt experiences for guests, meaningful opportunities for team members and high value for owners.”
According to Hilton, Greater China and Mongolia are the company's second-largest market in terms of hotels open and under development. Qian’s appointment comes after several recent additions to Hilton's leadership team in China, where it currently has six flags flying, with plans to add more.
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