Shangri-La Hotels   and Resorts announced the appointment of Timothy Wright, as Vice President and General Manager and Chris McFall, as Director of Sales and Marketing, for Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo due to open during the second half of 2017. The hotel will be the second property in Sri Lanka for the leading Asian hospitality group, joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, which opened in June last year.

Wright brings with him over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management positions within Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. He joined the Hong Kong based group in 1993, as part of the Events team, before joining the Food and Beverage department, and becoming Hotel Manager for Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Wright will be responsible for the management of the 500-room property and 41 serviced apartments, and oversee all the operations within the hotel. His remit also includes overlooking the operations for sister property, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka as well as Shangri-La’s two properties in India.

A team of experienced leaders will support Wright in his mission, including Chris McFall, who has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.