Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC has named seasoned hotelier Philipp Knuepfer as its new Hotel Manager.

“Philipp’s comprehensive industry experience matched with his loyalty to the Mandarin Oriental brand, makes him an ideal addition to our executive team,” said Adriaan Radder, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. “We are delighted to have his leadership skills and service-oriented focus heading our extensive hotel operations.”

Most recently, Knuepfer served as Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei where he oversaw the hotel’s day-to-day operations of 301 guest rooms, 26 residences, 11 food and beverage outlets, banquet facilities for up to 1,480 guests, 12 spa treatment rooms and extensive wellness facilities. With over 13 years of experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Knuepfer held other key positions including Executive Assistant Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore; Director of Food and Beverage at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai; and Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

Knuepfer received a diploma in Hotel Management at the International School for Hotel & Catering Business in Munich, Germany. Continuing his education, Knuepfer earned certificates in Hospitality Management with majors in Finance, Marketing and Human Resources at Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. the only hotel offering views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and Washington Marina. In addition to exceptional accommodations and gracious service, the hotel features the Forbes Four-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Muze, with locally sourced, Asian-inspired fare and fabulous views, and the AAA Five Diamond CityZen.