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Hilton Shanghai announces appointment of Gerd Knaust as General Manager

Gerd Knaust was appointed General Manager of the Hilton Shanghai in November 2011, a landmark legendary Hilton property that enjoys a reputation as one of the first international hotels to open in China.

A hotel veteran with over 30 years of international hotel experience, Gerd Knaust has extensive hotel management experience in Asia and Europe, including mailand China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Germany.

Prior to joining in Hilton Shanghai, Knaust joined Hilton International as the Cluster General Manager of Conrad and Doubletree by Hilton Sanya Haitang Bay in 2010. Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in the successful development of Conrad and Doubletree by Hilton Sanya, the first Conrad hotel and the sixth Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Mainland China, overseeing the luxury resort project development throughout its pre-opening phase, from the architectural and interior design concept.

Hilton Shanghai Set in the heart of Shanghai’s business and entertainment centre, the Hilton Shanghai is within walking distance of major corporations and the main shopping districts.