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Giovanni Angelini INNKEEPER

He once waited tables in a hotel on the Adriatic coast, but today Giovanni Angelini, 60, has a different European adventure on his mind. As CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, a group of 46 luxury properties in Asia, he is finally returning to the continent of his youth, with plans for a London hotel in 2009. Next stops: Paris, Frankfurt, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. He aims to capitalize on the some 2.5 million Chinese tourists who travel abroad each year. Angelini spent a decade looking for the right London site, one that made...

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