Mandarin Oriental appoints Christoph Mares as Operations Director EMEA

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 6 February 2009

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 Londons top-performing luxury hotels. Mr. Mares joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2000, and held senior management positions within the groups 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 groups current and future portfolio across the region. He will also be responsible for overseeing Mandarin Orientals 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.

See other recent news regarding: Travel News Asia, Mandarin Oriental, Christoph Mares, Director

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

Copyright © 1997-2022