Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Philippe Leboeuf as general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Paris, which is scheduled to open by mid-2011.
Leboeuf has more than 25 years' senior management experience in the luxury hotel industry. He joins Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group from Claridge's in London where he held the position of general manager since 2007. From 1995 to 2001, he was managing director of the Crillon hotel in Paris, and then became executive vice-president of Crillon's parent company, Group des Hotels Concorde.
In 2004, he was appointed executive vice-president of Louvre Hotels with responsibility for operations, sales, marketing and development. And in 2006, he moved to Dallas in the capacity of vice-president of operations for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. He was also a board director of the Leading Hotels of the World organisation from 1999 to 2006.
Christoph Mares, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's director of operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said of the appointment: "Philippe will bring a wealth of international and local experience to his role as general manager of our new European flagship. With an unprecedented understanding of the luxury hospitality industry, combined with invaluable insider knowledge, Philippe is the perfect choice to position the Mandarin Oriental Paris in this brand-defining city".
Leboeuf is a graduate of HEC School of Management in France. A French national, he is also fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. He sits on the board of the French children's cancer charity Chacun son Everest.