Sixty minutes with Peninsula’s Ingvar Herland - Interview by Terence Ronson
Ingvar Herland, General Manager, Research & Technology at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited | 9 Sep 13
Hong Kong’s iconic Peninsula Hotel recently underwent a major technology upgrade. The man behind the job was Ingvar Herland, the company’s General Manager for Research & Technology – or as he was once described in James Bond terms, the Pensinsula’s “Q”. On behalf of The Hotel Yearbook, Terence Ronson caught up with Ingvar and files this report on their conversation.
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About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (Peninsula)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, The Hongkong and
Shanghai Hotels, Limited is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in the
ownership and management of prestigious hotels, and commercial and residential
properties in key destinations in Asia and the USA. The hotel portfolio of the Group, The
Peninsula Hotels, comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula New York, The
Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula
Bangkok, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula Shanghai
(opening 2009), and Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California. The
property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay complex, The Peak Tower and
The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building and The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City,