Industry veteran Diderik Van Regemorter has been appointed Managing Director of The Regent Beijing and Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing hotels in China.

A Belgian national, Van Regemorter takes up the top role after two years as General Manager at The Regent Palms in Turks & Caicos, in the Caribbean. Prior to that, he was with cruise line operator Holland America Line as Hotel Director and held similar positions with Cunard-Seabourn Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises. Van Regemorter also has over a decade of experience with other leading international hotel brands including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, and Hyatt.

He was awarded 'General Manager of the Year' for Carlson managed hotels including The Regent brand in North America, for delivering superior results and product turnaround. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management from the Centre International de Glion, Switzerland.

"Diderik did an outstanding job in turning The Regent Palms in Turks & Caicos into an award-winning property, which has been consistently voted by the industry as one of the most luxurious resorts in the Caribbean," said Martin Rinck, President and Managing Director, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific (CHW-AP). Carlson Hotels Worldwide includes five of the world's leading hotel brands across the region - Regent®Hotels & Resorts, Radisson®Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza®Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson? and Park Inn®.

"We are confident he will take both The Regent Beijing and Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing to even greater heights in terms of service and quality, and contribute to Carlson's overall growth in China."CHW-AP currently has over 2800 rooms in operation in China and more than 1300 rooms under development. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the world's 10 largest hotel companies ranked by the number of properties globally.