Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that Helmut
Gaisberger is to retire after 14 years as General Manager of the
Mandarin Oriental, Manila, effective 1 September 2009.
Mr Gaisberger has enjoyed a successful senior
management career in the hospitality industry for more than four
decades. In his 14 years with Mandarin Oriental, he was
instrumental in maintaining Mandarin Oriental, Manila as one of
the city’s best hotels, which has regularly achieved awards.
“I would like to thank Helmut
for his dedication and energetic commitment to Mandarin Oriental,
Manila. We join our colleagues in the Philippines in wishing him
well in his retirement,” said Andrew Hirst, Mandarin Oriental
Hotel Group Operations Director - Asia.
Mr Gaisberger will be
succeeded by Greg Liddell, who will join Mandarin Oriental on 24
August 2009. Mr Liddell has more than 14 years of senior management experience in the hotel industry.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr
Liddell worked with Aman Resorts, including two years as General
Manager of Amanpulo in the Philippines. Mr Liddell, who is
Australian, joins the group from Karma Resorts where he spent the
past four years as Group General Manager of their properties in
Bali, Indonesia and Koh Samui, Thailand.
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