Mandarin Oriental has appointed Jan Goessing as
General Manager and Area Vice President Operations (New York and
In this role, Mr Goessing will become General
Manager of the Groupís North American flagship property Mandarin
Oriental, New York, and will also oversee operations at Mandarin
Amanda Hyndman has been appointed General
Manager of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.
Jan Goessing takes up his new position,
following the departure of Rudy Tauscher as General Manager and
Area Vice President Operations, who leaves the group to pursue his
own business venture outside of the industry.
Mr Goessing has
spent the past 18 years with Mandarin Oriental in senior
management positions throughout Asia and The Americas.
to 2006, he was General Manager of the groupís former property in
Hawaii, Kahala Mandarin Oriental, during which time it became well
established as one of the best urban resorts in the region. In
2006, he was appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental,
Washington DC and
was instrumental in positioning the property as one of the cityís
most successful luxury hotels.
Mr Goessing was appointed General Manager of
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok,
following the retirement in 2009 of legendary hotelier, Kurt Wachtveitl, and has helped to ensure this flagship property
remains a leader in the competitive market.
Mr Goessing is succeeded by
Amanda Hyndman, who joined Mandarin
Oriental in 2007 as General Manager of The Excelsior, Hong Kong.
There, she focused on enhancing the hotelís Guest Advocacy and
Colleague Engagement scores and oversaw the renovation of various
hotel outlets and guest facilities.
In 2009, she was appointed
General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, and during
her tenure has been instrumental in raising the profile of the
property both locally, through significant community involvement,
as well as internationally.
She was awarded General Manager of the
Year at the Hotel Association of Washington DC Ė ĎStars of the
Both appointments will commence in mid-July
A successor to Ms Hyndman at Mandarin Oriental,
Washington DC, has not yet been announced.
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