Mandarin Oriental strengthens global sales team

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced three senior appointments.

Raphael Lanfant has been appointed global vice president of channel sales and will oversee the global revenue growth and the effectiveness of the newly formed Global Channel Sales and Distribution organisation. Based in Singapore, he was previously the global head of international hotel partnerships in Alibaba.

From left: Geoffrey Webb, Joanna Flint, Raphael Lanfant and Celine Du

Geoffrey Webb is the new vice president of global sales partners and will oversee the five regional sales hubs responsible for driving revenue from travel agencies and tour operators globally. Webb joined Mandarin Oriental in 2019 as director of commercial strategy for Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A seasoned hotelier with over three decades of operations and luxury hospitality experience, he will be based in London.

As the new vice president of global industry partners, Celine Du will be responsible for Mandarin Oriental’s global corporate and key account revenue. With 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality, Du has held senior roles at Shangri-La and IHG prior to joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. She will be based in Hong Kong.

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