Mandarin Oriental, Boston Appoints Alper Toydemir as Director of Commerce

USA, Boston, Massachusetts. July 30, 2021

The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is delighted to announce the appointment of Alper Toydemir to the position of Director of Commerce. Toydemir joins Mandarin Oriental, Boston from Maybourne Hotel Group in London and Beverly Hills where he served as Director of Sales for North America and the Eastern Region, including developing strategies for new developments opening this year.

A hospitality industry veteran with more than a dozen years in the industry, Toydemir continuously boosted hotel performance year after year in his sales and marketing roles at a variety of esteemed luxury hotel brands: Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns and manages three of the most renowned hotels in London - Claridge's, The Connaught and The Berkeley; The Peninsula New York; The Pierre Hotel New York, a Taj Hotel; The Ritz Carlton Hotels Co. in New York and Boston; Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Toydemir has also served as a consultant for Corinthia Hotels across the globe to support the properties in gaining market share and driving awareness in the U.S. travel industry community.

"Mr. Toydemir's longstanding track record in sales and marketing, along with his global viewpoint gained by working at hotels both across the country and internationally, will bring knowledge and skill to driving sales at our newly renovated hotel as we embark on upcoming months of events and business travel returning to Boston," said Philipp Knuepfer, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Boston. "There is no better time for him to join our team of colleagues and he will oversee all aspects of Mandarin Oriental, Boston's sales, marketing, public relations and catering departments in this role."

Originally from Turkey, Toydemir graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, Cyprus. He recently moved from New York to Boston for his new role.

Media Contact:

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Coming up in October 2021...

Revenue Management: Monetizing All Offerings

Of all the departments within hotel operations, Revenue Management may have been the hardest hit, due to the pandemic. The logic goes - no revenue, no need for revenue managers - so many industry professionals were furloughed. If business rebounds in 2021, as expected, then hotel management will have to determine when prevailing occupancy levels justify bringing back their revenue management team. Also, the pandemic seems to have exposed some weaknesses in the traditional RevPAR models. There is a growing understanding that it is no longer sufficient to use a "revenue per available room" model; instead, hotels are adopting a TRevPAR model (total revenue per available room). This model recognizes that revenue streams from other departments are just as important as the revenue gained from rooms. As a result, hotels are looking at ways to monetize any and all hotel offerings - from dining outlets and spas to outdoor function spaces and local partnerships. The October issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine these developments and report on how some leading hotels are executing their revenue management strategies.