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Dany Lutzel Appointed as GM

Dany LutzelMarco Polo Hotels has announced the appointment of Mr. Dany Lützel as General Manager of Niccolo Chongqing, the second Niccolo hotel of this luxury brand stable, following the Niccolo Chengdu success story. The hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Prior to Niccolo, Dany was General Manager at Kempinski Chongqing, where he began as Resident Manager in 2014 and quickly moved up to the top role early last year. Previously, he was also General Manager of Radisson Blu, St. Gallen in Switzerland, a property where Dany spent over six years.

With experience in both Europe as well as China, Dany possesses the knowledge to drive revenues from both the domestic and international markets while maintaining a high service level consistent with Niccolo’s contemporary urban chic personality. His ability to effectively manage six food and beverage outlets, in addition to multiple events and wedding venues at his previous position will only enforce his expectancy for profitable business in all facets of the hotel.

“We are very excited to have Dany join our team and take charge of our new Niccolo Chongqing hotel,” said Dr. Jennifer Cronin, President of Marco Polo Hotels. “We are confident that Niccolo will change the face of luxury hospitality in Chongqing. Dany’s dynamic and passionate persona coupled with his past experience working in the world’s largest city will help to achieve this goal.”

Dany holds a management degree in hospitality from the hotel management school in Lucerne, Switzerland as well as an Executive Masters in Business Administration (E-MBA). He is married with two children and speaks fluent English, German and French.

Niccolo Chongqing is located within Chongqing International Finance Square (IFS), a mixed-use commercial development that will open concurrently with the hotel. Positioned as a boutique retail mall, Chongqing IFS will showcase celebrated brands and feature a wide range of fine dining and entertainment including a cinema and ice skating rink.

Niccolo is a collection of contemporary urban chic hotels with the most desirable, highly prized addresses. In addition to Niccolo Chongqing, Marco Polo Hotels has announced three more hotel openings by 2018: Niccolo Changsha, Niccolo Suzhou and Marco Polo Changsha.

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