Shanghai, China, August 20, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A French Native, Gilbert Mennetret started his career with Accor Hotels group in 1978. With a love of art and culture, he spread his footprints across Southeast Asia in the past twenty year, including some of the most authentic destinations like Indonesia, Thailand, and Korea. As a seasoned hotelier, Gilbert Mennetret’s career also includes several senior regional management roles in Vietnam and Benelux (Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland), where he contributed tremendous efforts to the Human Resource and procurement development for the group.
“I am excited to take up this new challenge at Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai and to explore the most vibrant city of China,” said Gilbert Mennetret.
Gilbert Mennetret is also a Wine Enthusiast, a Musician, and a Social Activist. Bordeaux, Beaujolais, and Champagne produce most of his favorite wine; while Jazz is the most fascinating music to him. As a result of his dynamic personality, Gilbert Mennetret developed strong network of people within many industries and disciplines. He represents several organizations as well as a French political party in Asia.
About Grand Mercure Hongqiao
Grand Mercure Hongqiao is a part of the international collection of Grand Mercure Hotels – each expressing the spirit of their location. Adjacent to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and railway station, within close proximity of exhibition centers as well as downtown Shanghai, the hotel is a highly popular choice for business or leisure travelers.
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