Weekly Newsletter: February 02, 2018

February 6, 2018

This Week’s Highlights

Speaker: Ms. Lucy Hornby, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Financial Times
Topic: The Big China Questions

This Tuesday, the Rotary Club of Beijing enjoyed a visit by Lucy Hornby, the deputy chief of the Beijing bureau of the Financial Times (FT). Ms Hornby provided us with her views on the current economic development in China, and talked about FT’s ideas on potential areas of research over the coming months. Rotarians present had a vivid discussion with our guest and asked a lot of questions, which Ms Hornby was able to answer in a very informative and well-founded manner. Due to the interesting conversation, the time limit was exceeded, before PE Martin closed the meeting by thanking Ms Hornby for sharing her fascinating insights, and handed her a banner of our club.


*Left: Rotarians  talking at the reception
*Right: PE Martin hosting the meeting

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Next Tuesday’s Speaker: Mr. Till Martin

Till Martin became the Hyatt Regency Wangjing’s Opening General Manager in November 2016. Originally from Germany, Mr Martin has been with the Hyatt Corporation for more than 20 years, holding management positions in various locations in Germany, as well Dubai, Seoul, Chicago, and now, since 2013, in China. He moved here in 2013 to become Hotel Manager at Grand Hyatt Beijing.

Mr Martin and his family are delighted to continue their journey in Beijing, which they have called their home for four years. With the hotel concept creating a refreshing urban forest in this new Central Business District, his goal is to bring Hyatt’s authentic hospitality to the Wangjing community. Once the Hyatt Regency will begin operating in the second quarter of 2018 Mr Martin will lead a team of over 400 staff.

He has invited the Rotary Club of Beijing for a tour to provide us with insight into how a luxury hotel such as his is managed.

The tour will be followed by a lunch at the new Hyatt Regency’s foyer lounge which Mr Martin is generously sponsoring.

We will be meeting on February 6 at 12:15 pm at Lei Shing Hong Center, 8 Guangshun South Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102 (朝阳区广顺南大街8号院利星行中心, 北京市 100102)

Important: please RSVP to Celine this Friday afternoon so an appropriate amount of food can be prepared for lunch.

To download photos from this week’s luncheon please (click).

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Rotary Club of Beijing

Regular Meetings
Tuesday 12.30~14.00
Kempinski Hotel
Celine Lin
Club Administrator
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