Industry Update
Appointment11 November 2020

Marcel Thoma

Appointed General Manager
At Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Morocco

Marcel Thoma

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed hospitality leader Marcel Thoma as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech. The five-star luxury resort set in 20 hectares of alluring fragrant gardens and olive groves, only minutes from the magical city centre, is

With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Marcel began his career in Zürich at the luxury boutique Widder Hotel followed by time with The Ritz-Carlton in Mexico and Spain. He then moved on to management roles with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in New York, The Upper House in Hong Kong and latterly Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group corporate headquarters in the same city. Fluent in several languages, Marcel loves meeting new people - and meeting their expectations of a luxury resort.

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Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Marcel Thoma (Class of 2003) is a graduate of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne - Switzerland
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 44 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
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