Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has appointed British-born Anthony McHale as its new general manager.
McHale will join the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel next month, taking over from acting general manager Werner Anzinger.
Anzinger has been acting general manager since Christoph Mares left the hotel last July and will continue as deputy manager at the property after McHale joins.
McHale was most recently general manager of the Orient Express Hotels run Keswick Hall Club and Estate in Charlottesville Virginia.
Mares, who is himself rejoining the Mandarin Oriental Group as operations director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in April, said: "On behalf of my colleagues at Mandarin Oriental, we are delighted to welcome Tony McHale to his new position as general manager of our flagship European property.
"I have no doubt that Tony has exactly the right character and experience for this important role and will build on the hotel's reputation as one of London's most luxurious hotels."
McHale was general manager of Windsor Court hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana from 2000 to 2005 and was hotel manager at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles from 1997 to 2000.
Mandarin Oriental has recently seen its profits tumble as corporate travellers reign in their spending due to the global recession.
By Gemma Sharkey
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