Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Amanda Hyndman as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. with effect from today. Mrs. Hyndman, who is English, is a veteran hotelier with over 20 years of hospitality industry experience worldwide. She joins Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. from The Excelsior, Hong Kong, a leading business hotel in Hong Kong that is owned and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mrs. Hyndman was General Manager of the Waldorf, London and has previously held General Manager positions with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Le Meridien and Hilton. Mrs. Hyndman graduated with honours from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Mrs. Hyndman is a Master Innholder and was Vice Chairman in 2006 and President of La Reunion des Gastronomes in 2007. She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality since 2003 when she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London. Commenting on the appointment, Richard Baker, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Executive Vice President, Northern Region, The Americas said, “We are delighted Amanda will be leading the dedicated and dynamic team at Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. With many years of valuable experience, coupled with her commitment to deliver great service, she will be well positioned for this important role.” As General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Hyndman succeeds Jan Goessing, who recently moved to Asia to take up his new position as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group’s properties. Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of our Media section, at For further information, please contact: Agency Contact Henrietta Carnegy ( Ann Scott Associates Tel: 020 7823 9988 Katerina Panayotopoulou ( Ann Scott Associates Tel: 020 7823 9988 Corporate Office Jill Kluge ( Group Communications – Global Tel: +44 (20) 7908 7810 Catherine Roberts ( Group Communications - Europe Tel: +44 (20) 7908 7812 Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Erich Hosbach ( Tel: (202) 787-6121 direct