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Mandarin Oriental announces new GM appointments in Turkey

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Harun Dursun and Ersev Demiröz as General Manager at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, and Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, respectively. 

Anticipated to open in Spring 2021, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul will be the Group’s second luxury hotel in Turkey.  Harun Dursun, who has been General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum since 1 May 2018, has been appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul. Ersev Demiröz,  who previously held the title of Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, has been promoted to General Manager.

Harun DursunAbout Harun Dursun

After playing an integral role in many key hotel openings and renovations in Turkey, Jordan, UK, UAE and Russia, Harun Dursun joined Mandarin Oriental in 2018 as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.  His 20-plus years of international management experience contributed to the resort’s fast rise to the top of hospitality ‘Best Of” lists, earning both guest acclaim and award accolades; of note Mr. Dursun was named ‘Best General Manager in Turkey’ by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2019.

Ersev DemirözAbout Ersev Demiröz

Ersev Demiröz has had more than 20 years expereince at prestigious hotels around the world, including Four Seasons St. Petersburg, Four Seasons Jakarta, and Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski before joining Mandarin Oriental in 2017. Known for his strategic and analytic mind and a guest-oriented approach, Ersev Demiröz is a dedicated leader and the ideal selection for this position. He is keen to bring the aforementioned qualities to his new assignment and committed to continuing to further elevate the guest experience at Mandarin Oriental, Bodurm.

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