There's been a trio of new luxury general manager appointments to keep aware of this week.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has named Mark Pardue vice president luxury and lifestyle brands and general manager of Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the Park Hyatt brand, which opened August 2014.
Pardue has spent 27 years with Hyatt, holding leadership positions in 10 Hyatt properties across nine cities, including the Stanhope Hotel, Hyatt’s property on the Upper East Side prior to the structure’s conversion to luxury residences. Pardue most recently served as general manager at the Grand Hyatt New York, where he led operations for the 1,306-key hotel since 2010. In 2002 and 2007, Pardue was nominated for the Donald N. Pritzker Award of Excellence for General Manager of the Year, one of the company’s highest honors.
In his new role as area vice president, Pardue will assist in operating Hyatt’s luxury brands. As general manager, Pardue will oversee all aspects of Park Hyatt New York’s operations, including the facilitation of luxury brand and cultural partnerships.
Mandarin Oriental, meanwhile, has made two GM appointments of its own: Martin Schnider will serve as general manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Doha, and Jill Goh will serve as general manager of the Mandarin Oriental, Macau. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Martin Schnider joins the Doha property, which is scheduled to open in 2016, from Mandarin Oriental, Macau, where he has held the position of general manager since 2008. Prior to this, Schnider was hotel manager of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
Jill Goh succeeds Schnider as general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. Goh began her career with Mandarin Oriental in Singapore in 1993, working her way up through the rooms division to become director of rooms in 2000, and eventually resident manager in 2006. Most recently, Jill was resident manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London before taking on the role of corporate operations manager, Asia based in Hong Kong in 2013.