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Outrigger Appoints Michael Mangan as Director of Planning and Support, Asia-Pacific

May 22, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Mangan as Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Director of Planning and Support, Asia-Pacific.

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Michael Mangan

Mr Mangan assumed the role May 12, 2014 and is based in Outrigger Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Phuket, Thailand. He reports to William Visser, Vice President Operations, Asia-Pacific.

In his new role, Mr Mangan will provide guidance on Outrigger culinary direction and monitor guest satisfaction. He will also offer planning and support services to new properties during pre-opening periods and advise on kitchen and restaurant design, layout and concept development.

“Excellent food and beverage with a strong local component is a vital factor in guest satisfaction at Outrigger,” said Mr Edmonstone. “Michael’s appointment ensures that our culinary set up at each Outrigger property will be of the highest standard.”

Mr Mangan is an Australian national with 34 years experience in hospitality sector. Before joining Outrigger, Mr Mangan held executive chef positions with Park Royal Hotel and Marriott Hotels in Kuala Lumpur. He has been Director of Food & Beverage at Sanya Marriott Resort and Spa in China, and IHILANI Hotel and Resort, Oahu, Hawaii. He worked in Beijing as Executive Assistant Manager of the Regent Hotel and was most recently the General Manager of The Shanxxi Capital Club in Changsheung, China.

In his career he has cooked and looked after dignitaries as diverse as Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, and Colin Powell. He played a major role in the creation of the modern Australian cookbook, Luke Mangan at Home.

Among many hobbies, Mr Mangan particularly enjoys Asian history and culture. He is currently studying Mandarin.

 

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