Ritz-Carl­ton, Bei­jing an­nounces new lead­er­ship

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - ENTERPRISE -

Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of An­drew C. Rogers as the multi-prop­erty vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of The Ritz-Carl­ton, Bei­jing. Rogers will oversee The Ritz-Carl­ton, Bei­jing as well as a port­fo­lio of lux­ury ho­tels for Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional in North China.

Rogers joined Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional in 1990, and his ca­reer started with The Ritz-Carl­ton Ho­tel Com­pany as the di­rec­tor of golf oper­a­tions at The Ritz-Carl­ton Golf and Spa Re­sort, Rose Hall, Ja­maica in 1999. Rogers held nu­mer­ous se­nior man­age­ment po­si­tions at The Ritz-Carl­ton Golf Club & Spa, Jupiter, Florida, The Ritz-Carl­ton, St. Thomas and The Ritz-Carl­ton, Ka­palua. Rogers served for three years as the gen­eral man­ager of The Ritz-Carl­ton, Denver.

While in the “Mile-High City,” he gar­nered a rep­u­ta­tion for tire­less in­no­va­tion in an al­ready com­pet­i­tive mar­ket, lead­ing the ho­tel to re­ceive the AAA Five Di­a­mond Award twice. It was the first ho­tel in Denver to earn the ac­co­lade, which des­ig­nates the best lodg­ings and restau­rants in North Amer­ica. With his proven suc­cess, Rogers started his ca­reer jour­ney in China as Gen­eral Man­ager of The Ritz-Carl­ton, Guangzhou and The Ritz-Carl­ton Ex­ec­u­tive Res­i­dences Guangzhou in 2012.

As a highly vis­i­ble and well­re­spected busi­ness leader in the com­mu­nity, Rogers was elected the Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man for The Guangzhou Ho­tel Association, which rep­re­sents over 300 ho­tels in Guangzhou. He has been rec­og­nized as The Best For­eign Gen­eral Man­ager, China Ho­tel Golden Horse Award in 2013 and 2014. In ad­di­tion, The Ritz-Carl­ton, Guangzhou was hon­ored with a pres­ti­gious Forbes Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide for the first time in Guangzhou. Prior to his ap­point­ment in Bei­jing Cen­tral Place, Rogers has been the gen­eral man­ager of The Ritz-Carl­ton Bei­jing, Fi­nan­cial Street, awarded Best Gen­eral Man­ager by Hote­lier Award 2015 and also the ho­tel re­ceived the Five-Star award twice while un­der his man­age­ment.

Rogers has more than 20 years of ho­tel man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence, and he is known for his ex­per­tise with ho­tel open­ings, lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment and fi­nan­cial man­age­ment. “Bei­jing is a city with pleas­ant cos­mopoli­tan flair and rich cul­tural her­itage,” Rogers said. “I will con­tinue to pro­vide the finest per­sonal ser­vice and cre­ate mem­o­rable Ritz-Carl­ton ex­pe­ri­ences, en­hance the lead­ing po­si­tion in the mar­ket.”

Rogers is a US na­tional, grad­u­ated with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in mar­ket­ing from Fer­ris State Univer­sity and ob­tained an EMBA de­gree with Carl­son Busi­ness School at the Univer­sity of Min­nesota, Ling­nan Col­lege of Sun Yat-Sen Univer­sity. Rogers, as a for­mer golf pro­fes­sional, en­joys play­ing golf, trav­el­ing the world and ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent cul­tures with his fam­ily.

Photo: Cour­tesy of The RitzCarl­ton, Bei­jing

An­drew C. Rogers, the newly ap­pointed mul­ti­prop­erty vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of The Ritz-Carl­ton, Bei­jing

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