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The Rising Sun — Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing 雁栖湖上冉冉升起的太阳 —— 北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店 访北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店总经理Mr. Brice Péan

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473eab8e27dd3a4e00a735c328cLocated in the heart of scenic Yanqi Lake in Beijing, Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing embodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolises harmony, unity and infinity.

So, who is the leader behind this 14-square-kilometre development? He is Mr. Brice Péan, General Manager of the Yanqi Lake Kempinski complex.

Brice’s hospitality career spans 26 years, more than 13 of which were spent in senior management roles with Hilton Hotels in Vienna, Cairo, Adelaide, Fiji and Shanghai. Prior to joining Hilton Hotels in 1999, Brice held positions with Millennium Britannia in London, The Clarence in Dublin, Plaza Athénéé and Le Méridien Paris Étoile in Paris.

Let’s explore this highly anticipated new development with Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing’s General Manager Mr. Brice Péan.

 

The shape of Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing is very unique, what does it represent?

The front view is that of the ‘Rising Sun’ (round shape), symbolic of the fast-developing economy of China. The entrance of the hotel is shaped like the mouth of a fish, symbolizing prosperity. From a side-angle view, the hotel building is shaped like a scallop, which represents ‘Fortune’ in Chinese culture.

 

As I know, you have worked for the Hilton Group for several years, what do you think are the differences and features of Kempinski, compared with Hilton?

It is very difficult to compare both companies as they are very different. Kempinski is smaller and provides luxury. Hilton is a collection of different brands. Management style is very different in a company with 74 hotels as compared to Hilton with 3,600 hotels. Kempinski represents European luxury and a collection of unique individual hotels, and the DNA is something I identify myself very well with.

 

Yanqi Lake has special natural view, so how will Kempinski take advantage of these resources?

With magnificent views of the lake, mountains and natural gardens, plus our all-glass architecture design and ample outdoor space, we will be using this advantage to host unique weddings, meetings and conferences, as well as outdoor recreational and leisure activities for families and children.

 

Do you have any secrets or magic tips for hotel management? What is your main concept of management?

There is no such thing as a magic trick. It very much depends on your personality. Especially as an expat when living in a foreign country I strongly believe that being humble is the correct way. You need to listen to your people and show respect.

 

What is your hobby? And do you have enough leisure time to enjoy your interests?

I love to play golf and to cycle – this together with my family make me feel relaxed and happy.

 

Do you have too much pressure right now? And when you feel tired and stressed, what do you do usually?

You are only under pressure wherein you are not prepared. The team is well prepared and very capable, so this takes a lot of pressure off me.

 

坐落于北京雁栖湖核心景区,北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店就像一颗冉冉升起的太阳,让人充满期待和希望。

而人们对于这位带领着整个团队开发这个覆盖14平方公里的项目的幕后功臣更是充满好奇。他就是北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店的总经理庞博思先生。

庞博思先生有着26年的酒店从业经验,曾在希尔顿酒店集团麾下的维也纳、开罗、阿德莱德、斐济和上海酒店担任高级管理职务长达13年之久。在1999年加入希尔顿酒店管理集团之前,庞博思曾在伦敦的千禧酒店、都柏林克莱伦斯酒店、巴黎的雅典娜广场酒店和埃托伊尔艾美酒店就职。

 

北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店建筑外形非常独特,这有什么寓意吗?

北京日出东方凯宾斯基酒店建筑外形宛如一轮冉冉升起的太阳,象征着和谐统一。酒店的入口处形如一个鱼嘴,象征着财富。从侧面看,酒店建筑呈扇贝形状,扇贝在中国古代文化中代表了“财富”,配合酒店建筑正面的圆形“旭日东升”的寓意,整个代表着中国经济和国力的蓬勃发展。

 

您之前在希尔顿集团也有过很长时间的工作经历,那您觉得与希尔顿相比,凯宾斯基的最大特色在哪里?

很难在不同的集团之间直接进行比较,因为毕竟他们有着很多不同之处。凯宾斯基这个品牌相对更为奢华。希尔顿集团则有着很多不同的品牌。从管理方式上而言,有着74家酒店的凯宾斯基集团与有着3,600家酒店的希尔顿集团也有着截然不同之处。凯宾斯基酒店品牌代表着欧洲的奢华和优雅,并且拥有一系列的强调个性特色的、独一无二的酒店。其品牌文化DNA也是我个人非常认可的。

雁栖湖有着得天独厚的旅游资源,酒店是如何充分利用这些资源的?比如酒店内的配套设施,行程安排等。

酒店被群山环抱,并有着迷人的湖景和自然花园,加上我们拥有全玻璃的建筑设计及充裕的户外空间,这些种种优势都将配合到酒店的婚宴及会议方面。同时,这些资源也很适合家庭和儿童的户外休闲娱乐活动。

 

在酒店管理方面,您有些什么秘诀?您的管理哲学是什么?

在酒店管理方面,完全是没有捷径可走的。在很大程度上取决于个人的个性。特别是作为一位生活在异国的老外,我相信谦虚一定是正确的做法。你需要学会倾听你的员工并且尊重他们。

 

您平时都有哪些爱好?最近都有时间去放松一下吗?

我较喜爱打高尔夫球和骑单车——这些爱好以及家人的陪伴和支持带给我放松和快乐。

 

现在您觉得工作压力大不大,平时又是如何减压的?

只有当你没有准备好的时候才会觉得压力大。我们的团队非常有能力并且已经做好了充足的准备,因此减轻了我不少负担。

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