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HANGHAI, CHINA – November 4 2016 - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Tarik Temucin as General Manager of The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. Originally from Turkey, Tarik brings more than 20 years hotel management experience to his new posting.

Tarik’s career with The Ritz-Carlton Group began 15 years ago at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. Since then he rose through the managerial ranks at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya before being appointed to his previous post as General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

At the helm of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing even with challenging market conditions, he achieved a positive RevPar Index and helped the hotel to rank Top 3 for Full Guest Engagement in Asia Pacific. Under his leadership the hotel’s Tripadvisor ranking also soared from 30th to 6th in Beijing, while garnering numerous outstanding awards and accolades.

“Shanghai as a metropolitan city in China always has held a special place in my heart. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in Shanghai for the iconic Portman Ritz-Carlton. Proven by its fine reputation with countless awards and recognitions, the hotel undoubtedly continues to impress with its first class service and facilities. I look forward to working together with the fine ladies and gentlemen of the hotel to maintain the hotel’s position as one of the Platinum Five Star Hotels in the world. By also providing genuine care, personalized service we’ll continue to build strong relationships and to create Ritz-Carlton guests for life” expressed by Mr. Tarik.

Tarik graduated from Istanbul University with an economic degree, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Maltepe University in Turkey.

He has been an active member of the Asia Pacific Food & Beverage Advisory Board since 2013, representing Ritz-Carlton hotels in Sanya, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

For leisure, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and discovering cuisines and wines from all over the world. As an avid traveler, some of his favorite cities include Florence and Rome.