MOSCOW, November 2014 – Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jan Chovanec as General Manager of the property.
Jan Chovanec brings with him over 40 years of hospitality experience internationally. The Slovak Republic hotelier first joined Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in 1998 assuming the role of general manager of Swissôtel Chicago, followed by Swissôtel Watergate, Washington D.C and Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul. Prior to his current appointment, Chovanec was general manager of Swissôtel Beijing since 2012. He has been transferred to China from Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow, where Mr. Chovanec was based for 5 years.
As the General Manager of the Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy he will oversee all aspects of rooms, food & beverage, engineering, marketing and partner relations, leading the team to successful accomplishments and revenue growth.
Mr. Jan Chovanec has commented on his return to Moscow: “My appointment to Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy was not expected, but it’s an absolute pleasure to be back here. In our business does not happen too often when general manager returns to a property where he used to work. I was here for 5 years and during this time we have done many exciting projects which are still successful. Last two and half years I spent in China and I truly believe it is very important for every general manager to leave sometimes and see something different because with new experience new ideas and new understandings come. Somehow I will try to implement my experience of different country and different culture in Swissôtel Moscow. Upcoming year 2015 is a 10th anniversary of Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy which doubles the excitement of my return here.”
Mr. Jan Chovanec took over Mr. Ohlendorf who had been a general manager of Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy from year 2012 till 2014.