[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] "Live in Beijing, live with Jazz and your beloved ones." The newly appointed general manager of the St. Regis Beijing, Derek Flint, is in Beijing for the second time. In 2008, the year of the Beijing Olympics, he unveiled the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, adding to the impressive list of luxury hotels in this historical capital. Thirteen years later, Flint returns to helm the very first St. Regis brand hotel in Asia —— the St. Regis Beijing. Prior to this appointment, Flint accumulated in-depth understanding of the brand by successfully opening the St. Regis Hong Kong, receiving the prestigious Forbes 5-star hotel ranking after only eight months of operation and obtaining the highest guest satisfaction rate among luxury hotels in the Asia–Pacific region. Flint has 30 years of experience in managing luxury hotels, and Beijing will be another storied chapter in his career. He started in the hospitality industry at the Ritz-Carlton New York and later served as executive assistant manager of rooms at the Four Seasons Cliff, the Park Hyatt and the Campton Place hotels in San Francisco before re-joining Ritz-Carlton, where he has stayed for the last 22 years operating hotels in both North America and Asia-Pacific. In 2008, he was nominated as "Top General Manager of a Luxury Hotel / Resort Worldwide" for the Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence.