Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Robert Lowe as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta with effect from 1 May 2012.
Mr. Lowe is a veteran hotelier with over 25 years of hospitality industry experience including 13 years with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He joined Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco in 1999 as Director of Sales and Marketing and later moved into Operations as Resident Manager in 2005. In 2007, he moved to Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC in the capacity of Resident Manager. Since 2010, Robert has held the position of Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental, New York. Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental, Mr. Lowe held various management positions with Hyatt Hotels.
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Baker, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Executive Vice President, Operations Director, The Americas said: “Robert has a deep understanding of Mandarin Oriental’s culture, as well as extensive knowledge in both operations and sales. I’m delighted that he is leading the team that will establish Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta amongst the very finest hotels in the region.”
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Lowe is bilingual in English and Spanish. He studied Hotel and Restaurant Management in the U.K. and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Slough Polytechnic in Berks, England.