Jakarta, 30 January 2012 - Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Wouters as the new Food & Beverage Director.
Originally from The Netherlands, Mark brings with him 14-years of experience in the hospitality industry where he has enjoyed a number of high profile positions in both Europe and New Zealand. In his new role at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Mark will oversee all the Food & Beverage activities including Events, while directing the hotel’s Food & Beverage team to provide both outstanding and memorable experiences to the property’s valued guests.
In his most recent position Mark was General Manager at Huka Lodge Hotel in New Zealand in addition to having an overall management role at Dolphin Island, Fiji, where he was responsible for the management of overall guest satisfaction, budgets and profitability, “both properties are part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World”
Mark, who started his career as a sommelier at the Michelin-star Het Groot Paradjis Restaurant in the Netherlands has a passion for wines and fine cuisine.
“We are very pleased to have Mark joining the team and with his experience, professionalism and enthusiasm in the Food & Beverage field, we are confident that he will enhance our culinary excellence and drive our Food & Beverage operations to a higher level”, said Andrew Abram, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta.
Mandarin Oriental is best defined as a family of individual hotels and resorts, each with their own distinct personality yet inherently linked to their exotic oriental roots. Our luxury brand strives to delight our guests by providing service that is gracious and sincere and steeped in the values of the orient.