Daniel R. Aylmer has been appointed general manager of The Westin Beijing, Chaoyang, which is scheduled to open Spring 2008.
Aylmer, a British national, brings with him over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. His hotel career started in 1995 in America and he spent a year in Brussels before joining The Westin Surabaya as director of sales and marketing. He came to China in 2000 as director of sales and marketing at Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers. Two years later he was promoted to hotel manager of Sheraton Sanya Resort and in December 2004 he was appointed general manager of Sheraton Suzhou Hotel & Towers, holding this position until his recent move to Beijing.