Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has appointed Timothy Wright, as Vice President and General Manager and Chris McFall, as Director of Sales and Marketing, for Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo due to open during the second half of 2017. The hotel will be the second property in Sri Lanka for the leading Asian hospitality group, joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, which opened in June this year.
Wright brings with him over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management positions within Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. He joined the Hong Kong based group in 1993, as part of the Events team, before joining the Food & Beverage department, and becoming Hotel Manager for Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
Wright will be responsible for the management of the 500-room property and 41 serviced apartments, and oversee all the operations within the hotel.
. With more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality in the U.A.E., U.K., Switzerland, U.S., Thailand and South Africa, British born Chris McFall brings a wealth of knowledge to the hotel. His most recent role was with Jumeirah Group, as Director of Sales & Marketing for Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai.