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Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that Marco Torriani will retire after 12 years as General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva effective 31 December 2012.

Mr Torriani retires following a 30 year illustrious career in the luxury hospitality industry in senior hotel management positions around the world.

He joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2000 when the group acquired the Rafael Group of hotels, including Hotel du Rhne in Geneva, where Torriani had been General Manager since 1989. During his time at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, he successfully oversaw the hotels rebranding and renovation programme as well as the opening of the hotels Le Sud Brasserie and the Michelin starred Rasoi by Vineet.

Christoph Mares, Executive Vice President and Director of Operations - Europe, Middle East & Africa said, On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank Marco for his commitment, inspirational leadership and dedication to his guests and colleagues during his time with Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his contribution over the past 12 years.

Mr Torriani will be succeeded by Lars Wagner with effect from 1 January 2013. Mr Wagner joined the group in 2007 as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Munich during which time he oversaw the renovation of the hotels signature suites and guest facilities.

Succeeding Mr Wagner is Wolfgang Greiner who joins Mandarin Oriental, Munich from his position of Area General Manager for three hotels operated by Schloss Fuschl Betriebe GmbH in Salzburg, Austria. A German national, Mr Greiner has 20 years of international hotel industry experience in locations including Bermuda, Florida and New York. He holds an MBA from HTW Hochschule fr Technik und Wirtschaft in Chur, Switzerland.

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