Mr. Anthony McHale has been appointed General Manager
of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London effective 6 April 2009.
Mr. McHale is a veteran hotelier with more than 30 years experience
of managing luxury hotels around the world. He joins Mandarin Oriental
from Orient Express Hotels, where his most recent position was General
Manager of Keswick Hall Club and Estate in Charlottesville Virginia,
a property that has been frequently listed as one of the “world’s best hotels” in
various international publications.
Mr. McHale was also General Manager
of the award-winning Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana from
2000 to 2005. Prior to this, Mr. McHale was with The Hotel Bel Air, Los
Angeles where he held the position of Hotel Manager from 1997 to 2000.
Over the previous 15 years, Mr McHale gained significant experience
through senior hotel management positions with a variety of hotel
groups, including The Peninsula Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels and
Mr. McHale, who is British with US and Canadian
citizenship, was educated in the UK and has been a member of the Chaine
des Rôtisseurs, an officer of Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and a
board member of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Association.
“On behalf of my colleagues at Mandarin Oriental, we are delighted
to welcome Tony McHale to his new position as General Manager of our
flagship European property. I have no doubt that Tony has exactly the
right character and experience for this important role and will build on
the hotel’s reputation as one of London’s most luxurious hotel,” said Christoph Mares who will re-join the
group as Operations Director,
Europe, Middle East and Africa, in April 2009.
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