Amanda Hyndman, will take over from Jan D. Goessing, as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Ms. Hyndman joins the property from her most recent role as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC where, during her three-year tenure, she was instrumental in raising the profile of the property both locally, through significant community involvement, as well as internationally.
She was recently awarded General Manager of the Year at the Hotel Association of Washington DC – “Stars of the Industry” Awards.
A British national, Ms. Hyndman, joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2007 as General Manager of The Excelsior, Hong Kong. Here, she focused on enhancing the hotel’s Guest Advocacy and Colleague Engagement scores and oversaw the renovation of various hotel outlets and guest facilities, before joining Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC in 2009
Her career in hospitality began when she joined Copthorne Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986 as a Graduate Trainee. She quickly rose through the ranks to become the first female and youngest ever General Manager of the Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen (1992-1995) and Copthorne Hotel, Glasgow (1995-1999) respectively, prior to joining the Millennium Hotel Group as General Manager of properties in London’s prime Knightsbridge and Kensington from 1999-2001.
In 2001, Ms Hyndman took over The Waldorf, Aldwych, London as General Manager where she succeeded in repositioning the hotel firmly in the five star market. She then joined Hilton International from 2004-2007 prior to heading to Asia.
Ms Hyndman studied at the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Hotel School in Glasgow, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Hotel & Catering Management in 1986. She also completed the General Managers Programme at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA, in 2006.
Commenting on her most recent appointment, Andrew Hirst, Operations Director, Asia, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said, “We are delighted to see Amanda return to Asia. With many years of valuable experience in key locations, and her undoubted commitment to the highest levels of service, Amanda is well positioned for her new role at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.”
Ms. Hyndman’s appointment makes her the fourth female General Manager in the 136-year history of “La Grande Dame”, and is a role she is keen to embrace, “I look forward to taking on the challenge of ensuring this iconic award-winning property remains as one of the world’s most legendary hotels,” she said.
Somsri (Susie) Hansirisawasdi (firstname.lastname@example.org) Director of Public Relations Tel: 66(0)26599000