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Mandarin Oriental announces two new GM appointments in the USA

Mandarin Oriental announces two new GM appointments in the USA

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointments of Cliff Atkinson as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Adriaan Radder as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington. Both appointments will commence in mid-September 2012.

Cliff Atkinson joins Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas from the Group’s property in San Francisco, where, as General Manager, he oversaw the successful execution of a complete renovation to the award-winning hotel in May 2012.  A veteran hotelier with 20 years of experience, Mr Atkinson first joined Mandarin Oriental in 1998 as Director of Revenue Management at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and was later promoted to Corporate Director of Revenue Management. In 2003, he joined the opening team at Mandarin Oriental, New York as Executive Assistant Manager. Mr Atkinson also held roles as General Manager at Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel in New York and Ralph Burnet’s Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A successor to Mr Atkinson at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will be announced in due course.

Richard Baker, Executive Vice President, Operations Director, The Americas said, “Cliff has a deep understanding of Mandarin Oriental’s culture, and an unwavering commitment to the highest levels of service.  I’m delighted that he is leading the team that will establish Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas amongst the very finest hotels in the region.”

Adriaan Radder joins Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC from The Ballantyne Hotel in North Carolina, where he served as General Manager. Mr Radder brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including General Manager roles in Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and the Bahamas. Mr Radder garnered valuable expertise within the Washington DC market during his tenure at Ritz-Carlton overseeing all four Washington DC hotels including Tyson’s Corner, Pentagon City, Georgetown and Washington DC.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Baker said, “We are delighted to welcome Adriaan to his new role. With many years of valuable experience in key locations around the world, I have no doubt that he will excel at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC.”