Raffles Beijing Hotel has announced two key appointments this spring with Janet M Chan joining the award-winning luxury property as Director of Sales and Marketing and Erin Proud as Director of Food & Beverage overseeing the hotel’s three signature dining venues.
Janet and Erin bring a wealth of international experience from around the world, from Cambodia and Fiji to Surfer’s Paradise and London, to Raffles Beijing Hotel.
Janet has been working in the hospitality industry for over 10 years with a selection of definitive names in luxury hotels. From Australia, Janet really grew into the industry with Small Luxury Hotels of the World before moving on to Preferred Hotel Group and then in-house in two properties in Cambodia. Prior to joining Raffles Beijing Hotel, Janet was Director of Sales and Marketing at VOMO Island Resort in Fiji.
This is Janet’s second role with Raffles following her work with Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and her first role in China. Janet’s charisma and strong leadership skills are a key to Raffles Beijing Hotel’s continued success as the famed building heads towards its 100-year anniversary in 2017.
New Director of Food and Beverage Erin Proud comes to work in Beijing for the first time following five hugely successful years at the reopened The Savoy London, a key member of the FRHI Hotels & Resorts family. Having worked in events and winning the hotel’s Leader of the Year in 2011, Erin then took on the role of Assistant Director of Food and Beverage overseeing eight outlets and departments. Also from Australia, Erin spent time working in Surfer’s Paradise in Queensland at various hotels and resorts before heading to London.
Now with Raffles Beijing Hotel, Erin will lead the teams from modern French restaurant Jaan, global restaurant East 33, the iconic Writer’s Bar, catering teams and in-room dining.
“It is exciting to have both Janet and Erin join the Raffles Beijing Hotel team,” says Raffles Beijing Hotel General Manager Christian Sack. “Their energy and global experience are ideal for the hotel as we continue to deliver an exciting experience for our guests in the heart of Beijing.”