Mandarin Oriental, Doha is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Kinsperger as the new General Manager. Thomas will succeed Martin Schnider, who has served as General Manager since the hotel’s opening in March 2019. Martin will continue his longstanding tenure with Mandarin Oriental as the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
With over 20 years of hospitality experience across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, Thomas brings a wealth of experience in his role. He joined Mandarin Oriental, Doha in 2019 as the Hotel Manager and has since demonstrated his exceptional leadership capabilities.
Thomas began his career with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 2008 at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. In 2011, he was appointed as the Food & Beverage Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, overseeing the entire F&B operation including the internationally acclaimed partnership restaurants, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal as well as the popular dining hotspot at that time, Bar Boulud, London.
In 2012, Thomas assumed the Director of Food & Beverage role at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, where he successfully managed the extensive F&B operations, including 12 restaurants and four retail shops. Later, he was appointed Project Director of The Residences in Bangkok, leading the team in opening 146 ultra-luxury residences.
Renowned for his dedication to service excellence, Thomas has been a driving force behind Mandarin Oriental’s achievements. Under his guidance, the hotel eliminated single-use plastics, aligning with the Group’s commitment. These efforts led to prestigious accolades, including four consecutive years of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star recognition and two consecutive years of Five-Star recognition for The Spa in 2023. The hotel’s sustainable practices were further acknowledged with a third consecutive Green Key certification. Thomas’s unwavering focus on service excellence and sustainability has positioned the hotel as a leader in both guest satisfaction and environmental stewardship.
“I am delighted to continue delivering the service excellence and standards that our guests at Mandarin Oriental, Doha have come to expect,” said Thomas Kinsperger, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Doha. “I look forward to working with our passionate colleagues to delight and inspire our guests at every opportunity. Building on our strong foundation, we will further strengthen our position as a leader in hospitality and a distinctive destination in the cultural heart of Doha,” he added.
Thomas holds an Executive MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. As an Austrian national and a graduate of the Tourism School in Bludenz, Austria, with a major in Hotel Management, Thomas brings valuable expertise to his role. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with his family.