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Hotel Group Appoints Jan D. Goessing as Area
New York, New York - August 06, 2012 - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Jan D. Goessing as Area Vice President (New York and Boston) and General Manager. In this role, Mr. Goessing serves as General Manager of the Group’s North American flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, New York and oversees operations at Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
“We are delighted to welcome Jan to his new role,” stated Richard Baker, Executive Vice President, Operations Director – The Americas. “His long tenure with the Group and commitment to excellence means he is well placed to steer the Group’s North American flagship and our award-winning property in Boston.”
Jan D. Goessing takes up his new position, following the departure of Rudy Tauscher who leaves the Group to pursue his own business venture outside the industry. Mr. Goessing has spent the past 18 years with Mandarin Oriental in senior management positions throughout Asia and The Americas. Following assignments at the Group’s Hong Kong and Jakarta properties, he served as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental’s former property in Hawaii from 1998 to 2006, during which time it became well established as one of the best urban resorts in the region. In 2006, he was appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC and was instrumental in positioning the property as one of the city’s most successful luxury hotels. Mr. Goessing was appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok following the retirement in 2009 of legendary hotelier, Kurt Wachtveitl, and has helped to ensure the flagship property remains the indisputable market leader in the city.
Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental, Mr. Goessing held senior management positions throughout the United States; in Chicago, Boston and Beverly Hills with the Regent Beverly Wilshire. He has also worked for Intercontinental and Kempinski Hotels in Luxembourg and Germany early in his career.
Mr. Goessing was born in Bonn, Germany and is fluent in English, German and French. He is a Certified Food and Beverage Executive with the American Hotel & Motel Association and a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA. He is married with two sons.
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.
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. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 28 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.
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