Geraldine Dobey has been appointed the general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Paris. The appointment marks her return to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as she was previously part of the leadership team at the group’s Geneva property. She will also oversee Mandarin Oriental, Geneva and Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech as area vice president of operations.
Dobey, who hails from Ireland, attained her bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Catering Management at the Galway Institute of Technology. She began her career in the hotel industry in 1991 and held several operational positions before becoming the hotel manager at Hilton London Mews in 1999. She was also the hotel manager at Hilton London Hyde Park and director of operations at Langham Hilton.
In 2003, she was appointed the GM of Hilton Paris, which she ran for five years, before taking charge of the Hilton Arc de Triomphe followed by Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris. In December 2019, Dobey was named the “General Manager of the Year” at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.
As an expert in the Parisian market, Dobey returns to the five-star Mandarin Oriental, Paris to reinforce its position as one of the city’s pre-eminent luxury hotels. Inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service, the hotel embodies a celebration of Paris today and tomorrow. “As a true lover of Paris, I am proud and enthusiastic to lead one of the city’s most vibrant hotels, where contemporary Parisian elegance blends with Oriental refinement,” Dobey said in a press release.