Boston, MA – August 24, 2021 – The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is delighted to announce the appointment of Courtney Forrester to the position of Director of Marketing as the newest member of the hotel’s executive team, and she will develop and manage all strategic marketing activities.
Forrester is a marketing, entrepreneurship, brand development, special events and public relations industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Forrester’s previous roles include founding and managing Boston-based bakery Sweet, which grew to six retail locations, as well as launching and operating her own marketing and PR firm. She began her career with Continental Cablevision and followed with marketing, special events and public relations positions at PR Newswire, Winston Flowers, Boston Ballet, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
“Ms. Forrester’s professional experience in marketing and public relations is unparalleled; but just as importantly, if not more so, she is a seasoned and respected member of the local Boston community. She’s actively involved in fundraising and volunteer roles with marquee institutions in the city, many of which are also former or current partners of Mandarin Oriental, Boston, including Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Pine Street Inn, Perkins School for the Blind, Boston Ballet, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Massachusetts General Hospital,” said Philipp Knuepfer, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Boston. “We know her relationships within the city and beyond will make her instrumental as tourism continues to return to and grow in Boston.”
Forrester graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University. She is a former longtime resident of the hotel’s own neighborhood, Back Bay, and currently resides in Brookline with her husband and two children, a 12-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter, and her two beloved beagles.