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People

OUR PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT, AND WE CELEBRATE THAT.

At Swire Hotels, people are the source of our inspiration. That is why we encourage our people to embrace their edges and express themselves in their own unique ways.

"Kristina, who is so incredibly attentive helped me take care of several things and it was like having an assistant, sister and partner all in one. The seamless delivery of the service, and the attention to detail was unique. I had many an occasion where I received some fruit, some fresh ginger, extra towels, only because they noticed what I was doing and what I needed." - Ann Marie Scichili

  • “Conventionally, we thought legal in-house is playing a supportive role to the business, but I truly believe we are here to help drive the culture, with efficiency, with passion and with hospitality to all those around us.”

    Justen Li, Legal Counsel, Swire Hotels

    Aside from being the Legal Counsel for Swire Hotels, Justen is also a Chairman of Soap Cycling, works for multiple NGOs and the company’s Diversity and Inclusitivity initiatives, trying to chip in as much as possible in a world that needs supports.

  • “I truly enjoy trying new creations, bringing a fresh and refined culinary experience to our guests."

    Tony Xu, Executive Sous Chef, Mi Xun Teahouse, The Temple House

    A Sichuan native, Tony Xu brings more than 20 years of culinary experience. He is very particular with the ingredients he uses and only creates unique, seasonal dishes using the freshest local ingredients of the highest quality. Recently, Tony led the Mi Xun Teahouse team to earn its first Michelin Star in the inaugural Michelin Guide Chengdu 2022, the only hotel in Chengdu receiving this recognition. 

  • “Thank you to all Housekeeping teams I have worked with in my career to make me the person I am today.”

    Lawrence Wong, Director of Housekeeping, The Upper House

    Being part of the Swire Hotels family for over 12 years, Lawrence continues to bring his passion and expertise to lead his team every day. Recently, he has been awarded in The Stelliers Greater China 2021 Hotelier of the Year awards, a recognition well deserved.

  • "A barber has long been the cornerstone of a gentleman's grooming regimen. A sharp haircut and a clean shave can completely transform a man's appearance and instil confidence. My mission is to do just that."

    Herry, Resident Barber at Mi Xun Spa, The Temple House

    Herry has had a unique eye for fashion and beauty since childhood. After his graduation from the Hairdressing Institutes, he was invited to be the Technical Director of Action Hair Salon in Singapore for 3 years where the co-founder of Facebook, Mr Eduardo Saverin was one of his clients!

  • "Traditional dishes remind me of my childhood and bring back memories like nothing else. That's why I love serving guests the classics – with my own twists, of course."

    Li Dong, Executive Chef at Jing Yaa Tang and Superfly, The Opposite House

    As a born-and-raised Beijinger, Li Dong's mom was the first chef he looked up to, her philosophy on food and life have played an important part of his personal life and career. 

  • "Genuine care is the key. We have built a bond with our guests and each time we welcome them back it feels like old friends reuniting."

    K Ma, Assistant Director of Guest Experience, The Upper House

    K Ma's nine year journey at the House has been meaningful and rewarding - starting from Guest Experience Assistant to Assistant Director of Guest Experience. His steadfast natrue, positive attitude and dedication have all played an integral role in nurturing relationships with guests that have grown and expanded into friendships.

  • "We believe the food we serve should not only be tasty, but sustainable and gives our guests proper fuel and nutrition to power through their day."

    Mark Percy, Director of Restaurant & Bar/Executive Chef, EAST Hong Kong

    Mark, who always keeps the spirit of the team and wears a cheeky smile, is an Australian native who grew up in a family that loves food and cooking. He became an experienced foodie at a young age and his passion for cooking grew from his love of gourmet food.

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