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Milana Knowles Appointed as Director of The Spa
at the 248-room Mandarin Oriental, New York

New York, NY - July 21, 2011 - Mandarin Oriental, New York is delighted to welcome Milana Knowles as the North American flagship’s new Director of The Spa.

Milana has an extensive, diverse and impressive background with a range of spa’s where she has served, including most recently SpaFinder Inc in New York, Avon located in the Trump Tower, The GreenHouse in New York, and Equinox in New York. She began her career in the Spa industry as Vice President of Business Development with the GreenHouse in New York, followed by various spa and managerial roles with the company. Milana is a native of Croatia and is fluent in Italian & Croatian. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of Mandarin Oriental, New York’s Spa.

With a multi-faceted marketing and business-development background with more than 15 years of experience, Milana has successfully launched leading-edge marketing and operational strategies within the luxury spa, beauty and hospitality industries. It is our pleasure to introduce and welcome Milana Knowles to the Mandarin Oriental, New York team.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York.
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites — all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s elegant restaurant; MObar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; a 14,500-square-foot, Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Spa; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York is in an idyllic location just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center’s collection of upscale retail shops and restaurants.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 42 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 12 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties.


Tammy Peters
Mandarin Oriental, New York

.Jessica Seasholtz
Mandarin Oriental, New York


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