Meet Lewis Lu from the Engage Host Team

Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Lewis is a popular face amongst Members in his role as a Canterbury Engage Host but it is just one of the many hats that he has worn in his time here.

In the past six years, Lewis has been employed as a gaming attendant, waiter, cashier and bar attendant. Through the diversity of his roles, he has gained a lot of customer service experience and a deeper understanding of the unique way Canterbury creates memorable experiences for our guests.

“The role of a gaming attendant is always changing and developing, and it has been a pleasure to be a part of a growing and evolving department,” said Lewis.

Most of the time, you’ll see him walking on the main floors interacting with Members, but did you know he has another secret talent?

Lewis regularly helps translate Canterbury’s marketing material into Chinese text and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, English and some Spanish!

“I was born in Beijing, China where I grew up speaking Mandarin at home and school, and then went on to study English at university. Whilst there, students were prompted to select a second foreign language. At the time there weren’t many speaking or learning Spanish so I thought it would be a valuable skill to have career-wise in China,” said Lewis.

If his polyglot skills weren’t impressive enough, he has several other talents hidden up in his sleeve that would be a surprise to Members and his work colleagues:

“When I was younger, I trained professionally as a Chinese opera performer for three years and also trained professionally in table tennis for another three years,” said Lewis.

“After training for table tennis for so long, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to compete at a competitive level or invest the time required for that training. Although I still enjoy playing it now and consider myself a very good player.”