Industry Update
Appointment 1 July 2019

Vanessa Mange

Appointed Director of Development
At Virgin Hotels in New York - NY, USA

Vanessa Mange

Director of Development Vanessa Mange brings years of global experience to the role. Prior to joining Virgin Hotels, Mange worked for Kimpton Hotels where she oversaw global brand assessment and development initiatives, as well as corporate finance and asset management. During her time with Kimpton, Mange successfully established a brand footprint in Latin America and supported growth across Europe, Greater China, and AMEA. In addition to bringing a keen eye to the Latin American market in her role at Virgin Hotels, Mange will work closely with the greater development team on all future Virgin Hotels development plans across the Americas. A graduate of Cornell University, Mange holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Hotel Administration and a Minor in Real Estate Finance. She has lived in Turkey, Israel, Switzerland, Ethiopia and Spain, and is fluent in French and Spanish in addition to English.

School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Vanessa Mange (Class of 2011) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
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Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with a track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson's global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years.
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