People On The MoveFormer VP of Shangri-La Hotel International Management Christopher Chia has been tasked to lead Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong as GM.

No man is an island, but he's the man for Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

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Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong's new general manager Christopher Chia moves over from his previous role as vice president of Shangri-La Hotel International Management.
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong's new general manager Christopher Chia moves over from his previous role as vice president of Shangri-La Hotel International Management.

Seasoned hotelier Christopher Chia is now the general manager of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

In his new role, Chia will oversee the daily operations of Island Shangri-La, including the extensive refurbishment of guestrooms, a new wellness concept and the introduction of new family rooms and facilities to the 30-year-old hotel by this year-end.

His appointment is key to leading the hotel through these challenging times, managing the strategic growth of the property by venturing into new market segments, and further refining the guest experience at Island Shangri-La.

Chia will also oversee Aberdeen Marina Club in his new capacity.

The seasoned Shangri-La was most recently vice president at Shangri-La Hotel International Management, a role he had held since 2014 while also concurrently helming China World Hotel as general manager from 2016 to 2019.

Chia’s career spans over 30 years with the Shangri-La Group, during which he has overseen flagship properties such as Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore; Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Manila and Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing. He has also developed new projects under the group’s portfolio across the North China region.

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