Mark Bradford has been named as general manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing.
The group’s first project in China’s capital city, it is scheduled to open in early 2019.
Braford brings more than 17 years of hotel management experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to the project.
He joined the group in 2001 and was hotel manager at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, and general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Chiang Mai.
He was also general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, and the former Mandarin Oriental, Manila.
Prior to moving to Beijing, he was the opening general manager of the 63-villa resort Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, in Morocco, during which time the luxury property received numerous accolades.
An experienced hotelier, Bradford was delighted to be opening the group’s first project in the capital of China.
“Our unique location in the heart of imperial Beijing with 73 spacious guest rooms, will offer the peerless five-star service, delivered by our 250 colleagues, for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned,” he said.
“Our proximity to the sights and sounds of historical Beijing, motivates all of us every day to deliver our best.”
Bradford worked in Paris after graduating from the prestigious Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland with an MBA in hotel management.
Raised by British parents in Switzerland, he spoke French at school and English at home, and is colloquially fluent in both languages.
An avid art, music and culture fan, he is passionate about Beijing’s contemporary art scene.