Albert Mertz appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Travel News Asia 28 February 2005

Mandarin Oriental has appointed Albert Mertz as General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya, Mexico which is scheduled to open December 2005.

Mertz was instrumental in the successful opening of the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, where he held the dual role of Resident Manager and Director of Food & Beverage for the past four years. His leadership helped earn the hotel, and its fine dining restaurant Azul, the 2004/2005 AAA Five Diamond award.

Albert Mertz appointed as General Manager of  the Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Albert Mertz opening expertise, in addition to his bicultural background and solid operational skills will prove invaluable for Mandarin Orientals first hotel opening in Latin America at the end of 2005, said Wolfgang Hultner, CEO, The Americas, Mandarin Oriental Management (USA) Inc.

Prior to joining the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mertz was the Hotel Manager of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and a Corporate Trainer for Ritz Carlton properties around the world. Mertzs career spans 15 years in the hotel industry and includes pre-opening and opening experience at luxury properties in America, Asia, Japan, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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