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Mandarin Oriental to launch in Athens

Greece: Luxury hotel and residences Mandarin Oriental, Athens, will be developed within the urban regeneration project The Ellinikon and is set to open in the summer of 2027.

Accor names Raffles London hotel MD
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Accor names Raffles London hotel managing director

UK: Phillipe Leboeuf has been named as the managing director of the new Raffles London at the OWO.  The Old War Office, or OWO, is the site of Accor’s upcoming Raffles London hotel, which is set to be one of the industry’s largest hotel openings in 2022. The Grade II

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Resident Hotels appoints head of commercial

UK: Alessandra Leoni has been promoted to head of commercial at Resident Hotels, a new senior role for the company. Leoni has been with Resident Hotels for nearly a decade and most recently led the group’s revenue team. She will now oversee revenue, sales and marketing, IT and commercial systems,


Mandarin Oriental partners with Oberoi Group

India: A long-term strategic partnership has been announced between the Mandarin Oriental Group and The Oberoi Group across a range of initiatives. The alliance will give members of the brand’s respective loyalty programmes access to over 50 luxury hotels, exclusive experiences and offers, as well as invitations to bespoke events. 


Mandarin Oriental announces series of green initiatives

Hong Kong: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics across its portfolio by the end of March 2021, along with other eco initiatives. The group aims to abolish all single-use plastic across all operational departments, including guest rooms, spa, transport, restaurants and bars. Having completed a


Mandarin Oriental to launch boutique hotel in London

UK: Mandarin Oriental is set to open a new property in central London Mandarin Oriental has announced that it will launch The Mandarin Oriental Mayfair in 2021. The property, located on Hanover Square, will be managed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. It will be a sister hotel to the


Event Review: Deloitte Hotel Investment Conference

The 28th Deloitte Hotel Investment Conference, which took place at The Dorchester last week, was subtitled ‘Opportunity out of uncertainty’ – a very apposite line as the conference kicked off amid much shaking of heads as attendees digested the fact that Donald Trump had just won the US presidential election.


Considerate Hotel of the Year 2015 awards shortlist revealed

UK: Considerate Hoteliers has announced this year’s Considerate Hotel of the Year 2015 shortlist. UK: Considerate Hoteliers has announced this year’s Considerate Hotel of the Year 2015 shortlist. This year sees the introduction of two new categories, Considerate Spa & Wellness and Slow Food Chef of the Year. The full