TAIPEI, Taiwan – Grand Hyatt Taipei has tapped veteran hotelier, Jan-Hendrik Meidinger, as its new general manager. In his new role, Meidinger will lead one of the region’s most iconic luxury properties and its 1,000 hotel Ambassadors.
Meidinger relocates to the Taiwanese capital with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. The 47-year-old was previously the resident manager at Grand Hyatt Taipei from 2006 to 2010. Most recently he was general manager of The Excelsior, owned by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, in Hong Kong.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Taiwan and to Grand Hyatt Taipei,” said Meidinger, who succeeds Sammy Carolus to lead the 853-room property. “The Taiwanese have an excellent tradition of hospitality and I’m excited to work with the team here. Together, I believe, we can take the hotel and our guest experience to the next level. Coming back to Taipei feels like I’ve come home, in particular, since both of my children were born here.”