Jan-Hendrik Meidinger has been appointed general manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei. In his new role, Meidinger succeeds Sammy Carolus to lead the 853-room property and its 1,000 hotel ambassadors.
He was most recently the general manager of The Excelsior, owned by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, in Hong Kong.
He 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.
A German national, Meidinger has held various appointments with the Hyatt Group including Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, where he was assistant front office manager, and at Grand Hyatt Taipei, where he was appointed hotel manager in 2006.
In 2010, Meidinger was named general manager of Hyatt Regency Guam before taking the helm at Park Hyatt Saigon in 2014, where he managed the complete refurbishment of this iconic hotel.
Last year, Grand Hyatt Taipei opened a new thermal spa following a landmark renovation that stripped the city's largest five-star hotel to its concrete fundamentals.