General Manager Appointments at Mandarin Oriental

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 7 September 2009

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 Groups flagship property in Thailand, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

Mr Schuermanns 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 groups 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 postponed.

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