Industry Update
Appointment12 July 2021

Geraldine Dobey

Joined Mandarin Oriental, Paris as General Manager and Area Vice President Operations

Geraldine Dobey

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Geraldine Dobey as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Paris. The appointment welcomes Geraldine's return to the Group as she was previously part of the leadership team at the Group's Geneva property. Geraldine will also oversee the operations of Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech.

Originally from Ireland, Geraldine attained her bachelor's degree in Hotel and Catering Management at the Galway Institute of Technology. She began her career in the hotel industry in 1991 and held several operational positions before becoming Hotel Manager at the Hilton London Mews in 1999. Geraldine held the position of Hotel Manager at the Hilton London Hyde Park and Director of Operations at the Langham Hilton.

In 2003, the Hilton Group appointed her General Manager of the Hilton Paris, which she ran for five years before taking charge of the Hilton Arc de Triomphe and then Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris. In December 2019, she won General Manager of the Year at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.

As an expert in the Parisian market, Geraldine returns to the prestigious five-star Mandarin Oriental, Paris to reinforce its position as one of the city's pre-eminent luxury hotels. Inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand's legendary service, the hotel embodies a celebration of Paris today and tomorrow.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Geraldine Dobey (Class of 1991) is a graduate of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway - Ireland
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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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