Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Susanne Hatje as General Manager of its new hotel under development in Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, due to open mid 2005.
Ms Hatje has worked for Mandarin Oriental in senior positions for nearly five years. She joins The Landmark Mandarin Oriental from her previous post as resident manager at Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawaii. Prior she was general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Munich and was also instrumental in guiding the former Rafael hotel’s smooth transition into Mandarin Oriental’s fold.
A German national, she joined the hotel industry in 1988 as an apprentice manager at Atlantic Hotel Kempinski in Hamburg.
Her first overseas post was at The Mark, New York, Mandarin Oriental’s luxury Madison Avenue address.
While advancing her career, Susanne has also furthered her education with a part-time hospitality industry management programme at New York’s Cornell University. She is currently in the process of completing an MBA at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.