Grard Sints Appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Mr. Grard Sints is to succeed Mr. Luis Marc as General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona with effect from 1 April 2010. Mr Marc is retiring after a 45-year career in the hospitality industry.

Mr Sints, who has almost 30 years of experience in the global luxury hospitality industry, joins Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona from One & Only Cape Town where he held the position of General Manager and was responsible for the hotel opening in 2009. He has held senior management positions in many award-winning properties around the globe, including the role of General Manager at One &Only Le Saint Gran Hotel, Spa & Golf Club in Mauritius from 1999 to 2005. Mr Sints has also gained significant experience with management postings in Asia, including the position of General Manager of Shangri-La, Bangkok from 2005 to 2008. A French national, he is a graduate of Lausanne Hotel School and as well as his native language is fluent in Spanish and English.

 Luis Marcs vast experience and commitment was instrumental in ensuring a highly successful launch of our new Barcelona property. On behalf of all my colleagues at Mandarin Oriental, I would like to thank Luis for his tireless dedication to the Group and wish him a very happy retirement, said Christoph Mares, Director of Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. At the same time, we welcome Grard Sints to Mandarin Oriental. I am confident he will build on the early successes of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. With his extensive international experience of operating luxury hotels around the world, he will be ideally placed to further position this hotel as one of the best in Southern Europe.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Groups first hotel in Southern Europe; Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary establishment in the heart of the avant-garde citys celebrated Passeig de Grcia. Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, the 98-room Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, offers Mandarin Oriental services and facilities within an interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

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