Mandarin Oriental has appointed Christoph Mares
as Operations Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa effective 1 May
2009, following the resignation of Liam Lambert from that position.
Christoph Mares re-joins Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Group from his current position of Chief Operating Officer, Emaar
Hospitality, based in Dubai.
Prior to leaving Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
in 2008, Mr. Mares had been General Manager of Mandarin Oriental
Hyde Park, London and was instrumental in positioning the property
as one of London’s top-performing luxury hotels. Mr. Mares joined
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2000, and held senior management
positions within the group’s portfolio of hotels in London, Paris
and Munich. Mr Mares has over 20 years experience in luxury hotel
management across the globe.
In his new capacity as Operations Director,
Europe, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Mares will manage the group’s
current and future portfolio across the region. He will also be
responsible for overseeing Mandarin Oriental’s global food and
beverage operations, with David Nicholls, Corporate Director of
Food & Beverage for the group, reporting to him. Mr. Mares will
report directly to Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under
development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 24
countries, with 16 hotels in Asia, 15 in the Americas and 10 in
Europe and North Africa.
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