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 Pierre Barthes Appointed General Manager
at the Mandarin Oriental, Macau
Hong Kong, December 23, 2004 – Mandarin Oriental, Macau announced the appointment of new General Manager, Mr Pierre Barthes, effective 1 November 2004.

Mr Barthes brings with him a wealth of more than 20 years of experience in hospitality industry. In 1998, he joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as Food & Beverage Director at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental.  In 1999, he was transferred to Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco as Rooms Division Director before he was promoted as Resident Manager.  After two and a half years, Mr Barthes moved to Mandarin Oriental, New York as Resident Manager and contributed to the opening of the hotel.

Mr Barthes started his career as Director of Restaurants at The Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas.  Before joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mr Barthes served as Resident Manager of The Park Lane in Jakarta responsible for the opening of the hotel as well as the Director of Food & Beverage at The Regent in Kuala Lumpur.  He spent 12 years with Westin Hotels and Resorts where he participated in the opening of several hotels.

Mr Barthes succeeds Mr Jonas Schuermann who has taken up the position of General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 21 luxury hotels with a further five under development in Hong Kong, Riviera Maya, Mexico and Tokyo (2005), Prague (2006) and Boston (2007). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, some 7,800 rooms in 14 countries with 12 hotels in Asia, nine in The Americas and five in Europe.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Jill Kluge
Group Communications Department – London 
Tel: 44 (20) 7529 9600
Also See: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Will Manage a New Hotel Under Development in Prague, Czech Republic / December 2004
Hôtel Royal Monceau, Paris, Undergoing Renovation and Repositioning; Joins the Mandarin Oriental Brand / May 2004
DEMA Names Mandarin Oriental to Manage a 128-villa Resort and Spa Under Development on the Riviera Maya, Mexico / February 2004

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