Verpoorten Takes The Helm At The Astor Hotel In Tianjin

Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Martin Verpoorten as the general manager of The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection hotel in Tianjin that is scheduled to open mid 2010.

A British national, Verpoorten has over 20 years of hospitality industry experience in leading institutions and has been resident in China for 18 years. His first assignment in China was in Beijing in 1992, and since then he has worked in Shenyang, Shanghai, Sanya, Zhongshan, and Ningbo, the last 10 years being with Starwood branded hotels. Prior to his current assignment, he was involved in the pre-opening project of Sheraton Zhongshan Hotel as general manager.