Going Places

May 2017

Philipp C. Knuepfer


Mandarin Oriental, Boston announced the appointment of Philipp C. Knuepfer as general manager.

With over 15 years of global hospitality experience, Knuepfer began his career with Kempinski Hotels in his native Germany. Joining Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2002 at The Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawaii, he gained significant managerial experience in a variety of the Group’s properties in and around Asia and throughout the U.S.

Prior to serving the last year and a half as hotel manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., Knuepfer was instrumental in opening Mandarin Oriental, Taipei as hotel manager in May 2014. Drawing on leadership, guest relations and operational experiences, Knuepfer’s additional Group assignments have included: executive assistant manager at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore; director of food and beverage, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai; and assistant director of food and beverage, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

“Philipp brings a wealth of knowledge and brand expertise to the Boston team,” said Jan D. Goessing, executive vice president, Operations Director – The Americas. “We are extremely confident that his leadership and invaluable insight will ensure Boston’s continued success.”

Originally from Bonn, Germany, Knuepfer attended the International School for Hotel & Catering Business in Munich, where he earned his degree in Hotel Management. He has also earned certificates in Hospitality Management at Cornell University and an M.B.A. from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Mandarin Oriental, Boston combines classic New England elegance with refined Oriental touches to create one of the most distinctive hospitality experiences in the region. The hotel features 148 guest rooms and suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities. Hotel amenities include Massachusetts’ only holistic Five-Star awarded spa, fitness center and our signature restaurant Bar Boulud, a French-inspired bistro and wine bar from internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud.

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