New general manager at Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

Mark Bradford arrives from Jakarta to take over role in Morocco

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech GM Mark Bradford
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech GM Mark Bradford

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Mark Bradford as general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, which will open next year.

He most recently held the same position at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. That role has now gone to Maximilian von Reden, who had been serving as hotel manager at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.

The new property in Marrakech will be a resort set in 20 hectares of landscaped olive groves in the heart of the Palmeraie region. It will have 54 individual villas and seven expansive suites. The owner and developer of the project is Park Palmeraie SA.

Mark Bradford had been GM in Jakarta since 2012, having also held that role at the group’s former resort property in Chiang Mai. He started his career with Mandarin Oriental in 2001 as hotel manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

“Both Mark and Max are renowned for focusing on excellence in all aspects of hotel operations,” said Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group director of human resources Paul Clark.

“Mark’s invaluable resort experience and fluent French will be obvious assets in Marrakech, while Max’s record for maintaining superb service and product quality, will be vital in Jakarta.”

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