Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Mark S. Bradford as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen.
In this new role, Mark will establish a new luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel in vibrant Shenzhen. The project is scheduled to open in early 2022 and encompasses 178 spacious guest rooms and suites, eight vibrant restaurants and bars, several event spaces, and a world-class Spa.
The seasoned hotelier has two decades of experience with Mandarin Oriental, initially joining as Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, and then taking on senior leadership positions in Chiang Mai, Marrakech, Manila, and Jakarta.
Prior to this move, he was opening General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Wangfujing, Beijing, the boutique hotel that set new hospitality standards in China’s capital, receiving numerous prestigious accolades.
“Shenzhen is a dynamic destination and the hotel is located in an exceptional location, on the upper levels of a stunning 79-storey building with extraordinary views” he said. “I’m delighted to be working with a passionate, service-focused team, and look forward to delighting our Fans with the levels of service excellence that Mandarin Oriental is renowned for.”
Mark is a graduate of the prestigious Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland and has an MBA in Hotel Management. Raised by British parents in Switzerland, Mark spoke French at school and English at home, and is colloquially fluent in both languages. An avid art, music and culture connoisseur, he is excited at the prospect of exploring Shenzhen’s contemporary art scene.