Stu Jay Raj Interviews Polyglot Beijing Kempinsky Hotelier Brice Pean – Multilingual Careers

Stu Jay Raj Interviews Polyglot Beijing Kempinsky Hotelier Brice Pean – Multilingual Careers

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Brice Pean General Manager Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing

Brice Pean
General Manager
Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing

Background

I have been doing a series of interviews lately for Hotelier Herald’s (http://hotelierherald.com) Hotelier on the Grill program.

It’s been fascinating meeting some of the top hoteliers from all over the world and finding that many of them are fellow polyglots and ended up taking this career path as a result of their ability with languages.

In this interview, I speak to Mr. Brice Pean who will be opening the enormous Yanqi Lake Kempinsky Hotel, Beijing in a few months. The hotel is over 14,000sqm – so big, that rather than ‘GM’, they call him ‘The Mayor’.

We will be rolling these interviews out each week with fascinating people from all over the world.

Jump over to the main Hotelier Herald Channel to read the transcript, download the Audio and see more Background on Brice

http://www.hotelierherald.com/hotg-e2-brice-pean/

I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. If you would like to contact me, you can drop me an email via my website – http://jcademy.com

Who’s On The Grill?

In this episode, taped at the ITB Asia 2013 Travel Industry conference in Singapore, we meet Brice Pean – a French German Hotelier who has been in the Business for over 26 years and with his team, is about to open the brand new Yanqi Lake Kempinsky Hotel (北京雁栖湖凯宾斯基饭店Běijīngyànqīhúkǎibīnsījīfàndiàn) 60km outside of Beijing, China.

The hotel is enormous – over 14,000 sqm, with the largest function facilities in the whole of China.

Hear how Brice first cut his teeth in the industry in some of the most famous properties on the planet. Brice shares with us his secrets to success, as well as some of his darkest moments in his career.
The interview was conducted by Stuart Jay Raj and produced by Wimintra Jangnin.

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Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.