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 December 02, 2013
Riaz Mahmood Appointed General Manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore

 Millennium and Copthorne International Limited (MCIL) has announced Mr Riaz Mahmood as the newly appointed General Manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore.

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Mr Mahmood will take on the helm at the 5-star Orchard Hotel, located in the heart of premier entertainment and shopping belt -- the renowned Orchard Road. He will spearhead the development of this 656-room property, home to famous and celebrated Chinese restaurant Hua Ting and Orchard Café, along with other established food and beverage dining options.

Armed with international industry experience and well-rounded knowledge amassed from his association with major hotels in Asia Pacific and Middle East counties, Mr Mahmood's areas of expertise include pre-opening and opening of luxury hotels and resorts, voted consistently as the best properties! Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers, Saudi Arabia. He has also been associated with several internationally established hotel chains like Raffles, Swissotel and Starwood in various senior management positions over the past 20 years.

Mr Madmood graduated from Calcutta University with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and not resting on his laurels, has also further upgraded his academic qualifications with the General Manager's Program from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

"We are delighted to welcome Riaz to M&C family and its flagship property in Singapore. With his wealth of experience and excellent track records, we are confident that Orchard Hotel will attain greater heights and strengthen its position as one of M&C's leading hotels" says Mr Franz Zeller, Senior Vice President, Asia of Millennium & Copthorne International Ltd.

Speaking of his new position, Riaz Mahmood remarked, "It is an exciting opportunity for me to embark on a new journey with one of the largest Singapore-owned hotel groups in the world and together with the talented team at Orchard Hotel, I look forward to continue creating memorable experience for our guests and to achieve unparalleled service excellence at this remarkable property."