Mandarin Oriental, Boston appointed Philipp C. Knuepfer as GM.
With more than 15 years of global hospitality experience, Knuepfer began his career with Kempinski Hotels in his native Germany. Joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2002 at The Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawaii, Philipp gained significant managerial experience in a variety of the Group’s properties in and around Asia and throughout the U.S.
Prior to serving the last year and a half as hotel manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., Philipp was instrumental in opening Mandarin Oriental, Taipei as hotel manager in May 2014. Drawing on leadership, guest relations and operational experiences, Philipp’s additional Group assignments have included: executive assistant manager at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore; director of food & beverage, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai; and assistant director of F&B, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
“Philipp brings a wealth of knowledge and brand expertise to the Boston team,” Jan D. Goessing, EVP, operations director – The Americas, said in a statement. “We are extremely confident that his leadership and invaluable insight will ensure Boston’s continued success.”
Originally from Bonn, Germany, Philipp attended the International School for Hotel & Catering Business in Munich, where he earned his degree in hotel management. He has also earned certificates in Hospitality Management at Cornell University and an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Mandarin Oriental, Boston has 148 guestrooms and suites, and the hotel's amenities include a fitness center and signature restaurant Bar Boulud. The property is a 15-minute drive from Logan International Airport.