Plaza names new general manager

By Lee Woo-young
  • Published : Mar 19, 2015 - 19:52
  • Updated : Mar 19, 2015 - 19:52
The Plaza has appointed veteran hotelier Kim Young-cheol as its new general manager, the hotel’s parent company Hanwha Hotels and Resorts said Thursday.

Kim, who started his career with the hotel in 1987, is the first to climb all the way to the top.
Kim Young-cheol, general manager of the Plaza. (The Plaza)

In his nearly three decades with the Plaza, Kim has served in every department from marketing, finance and management to food and beverage. He has been credited for placing the hotel at the top in food service among five-star hotels in Korea, according to the hotel.

“I will strive to develop the hotel operations that have been well received by guests for the past 40 years so that service at the Plaza will stand out from other hotels and become a pioneer in the hotel industry of Korea and abroad,” Kim said.

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