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Harry Tan (simplified Chinese: 陈嘉财; traditional Chinese: 陳嘉財; pinyin: Chén Jiācái), born 27 May 1956 in Singapore, is the chairman and CEO of Days Inn China. He is also the founding principal of Tera Capital Limited.
Life and Business
Tan graduated from University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1981. He first moved to China in 1987, working as a front desk manager in Holiday Inn, Lhasa, where he spent the next two years there. During his 22-year tenure with the leading top local and international hotels in China, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market and crucial insights into both the needs of the guests and hotel management. Prior to founding Days Inn China, he was the executive vice president of State Guest Friendship International Hotels and before that with the Gloria International Hotels group. Tan also held General Manager positions with several of the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in China.
Under Tan's leadership, Days Inn China has achieved a portfolio of 74 hotels in 44 cities across China. Days Inn China was named one of the Best International Hotel Management Groups in China at the 2008 China Hotel Starlight Awards. Tan was awarded "The Most Influential Person in 30 Years of the China Hotel Industry“ from China Hospitality Industry 30 Year Anniversary Forum and “Top 10 Figures in the Chinese Hotel Industry” from Hotel Modernization Magazine in 2008.
Tan is married with two daughters. He has been living in China for the last 22 years, with the last eight years in Beijing.
Notes and references
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