Mr. Jonas Schuermann has been appointed General
Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Mr Pierre Barthes
succeeds Jonas Schuermann as General Manager of the Mandarin
Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Schuermann is a veteran hotelier with over 25
years of hospitality industry experience worldwide. His career
includes more than 15 years in senior management positions in
Mandarin Oriental properties.
For the past five years, Mr
Schuermann has been General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental,
Kuala Lumpur, which he and his team have successfully
positioned as the best hotel in the city. Prior to that, Mr
Schuermann was General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. He was
also part of the management team at the Groupís flagship property
in Thailand, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
other career highlights include hotel management positions with
The Peninsula in Hong Kong and The Palace Hotel in Beijing.
A Swiss national, Mr Schuermann graduated from Hotel
Management School, Belvoirpark, Zurich, Switzerland and speaks
four languages: English, German, French and Italian.
A French native, Mr
Barthes has more
than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. He joined
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 1998 and has held a variety of
senior management positions in the groupís US hotels, including
Resident Manager at Mandarin Oriental, New York, where he
contributed to the successful opening of hotel.
Mr Barthes was
General Manager of the former Mandarin Oriental, Macau from 2004
to 2007 and was appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental,
Beijing in 2007. Following a fire at the construction site in the
spring of 2009, the development of this property has been
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