Mr Sartain is an experienced hotelier with over 15 years experience of operating 4 and 5 star hotels and has specific expertise in food and beverage. He has held positions with Jarvis Hotels, Metrople Hotels and had a long career with Hilton in the UK. Prior to joining Marco Polo, he was the General Manager of The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore, the flagship hotel of the Millennium Copthorne Group.

"I am pleased that John has accepted this important assignment to manage our flagship hotel in China and I wish him every success in building the hotel's potential business and reputation for service excellence, "said Mr Steve Kleinschmidt, President of Marco Polo Hotels.

Marco Polo Wuhan is ideally situated at the urban riverfront and is in close proximity to the business district area. The hotel is only 30 minutes drive to Wuhan airport. With 380 luxurious and well-appointed rooms and suites, most of them offering panoramic views of the Yangtze River, this elegant five-star business hotel is Marco Polo's 4th hotel in China. In addition to the modern business amenities and Continental Club floor facilities, the hotel provide a choice of dining options from International Asian to Chinese cuisine, plus extensive meeting and conference venues that can accommodate up to 800 persons. A recreation complex includes an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center and massage facilities.