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Shenzhen, China – May 31, 2016 – Mr. Ravi Kumar has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage of The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen. This is Mr. Kumar’s second time in Shenzhen. In his new position, he will manage the business operations of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lead the strong Food and Beverage team to the next level, as well as drive engagement among the dedicated hotel associates while ensuring the continuous creation of memorable experiences for all guests.

An Indian national, Mr. Kumar most recently served as the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya. In his almost a decade of working with luxury hotels in China, Ravi was recognized as Asia Pacific Restaurateur of the Year within The Ritz-Carlton group at the Sabre Awards in 2012 for his outstanding performance in leading the Sanya team. In addition, the hotel also successfully held a widely praised Michelin Chef Event, “Nothing Ordinary,” which established its reputation for excellent cuisine and innovation.

“I am delighted to make a return to the prosperous Shenzhen and witness the entry of new industries that keeps the city dynamic and attractive to entrepreneurs. Shenzhen is a very exciting, interesting and diverse city where the Food and Beverage market continues to grow rapidly. I aim to ensure that the hotel solidifies its luxury status and market leadership position. I am delighted to be leading The Ritz-Carlton Food and Beverage operations in Shenzhen where we truly have an opportunity to create exceptional wow experiences that will stay with our guests for life,” Mr. Kumar said in setting his vision for the future.

With over 14 years’ experience in the hotel industry, Mr. Kumar’s wealth of operational experience, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as his business acumen and strong leadership skills, will be important assets in the further development of the hotel’s Food and Beverage products and services to its next level and in enhancing the prestigious image of The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen as the city’s top luxury hotel. With a passion for Chinese culture, Mr. Ravi Kumar speaks fluent Mandarin and has a deep understanding of Chinese cuisine.