Mandarin Oriental, Paris named Philippe Leboeuf general manager. The hotel is slated to open mid-2011.He comes to MOHG from Claridge’s in London, where he was general manager since 2007. He’s also been managing director of Paris’ Crillon Hotel.
Tauck Tours has a new Roman Holiday program, which will be hosted by members of the Tauck family, including CEO Dan Mahar. The itinerary includes six days of one-of-a-kind private experiences from fashion shows to operatic performances, including an evening in the Vatican, dinner inside a Vatican Museum gallery and a private guided tour of the museums and Sistine Chapel. Departures are October 21 and 26.
Banyan Tree has revamped its “XTC” recognition program, which rewards top-producing travel consultants. The program allows travel advisors to report their own sales, booked via the GDS, directly with the hotel or through a tour operator. www.banyantree.com/xtc