New General Manager of Mondrian Doha Hotel  

Vasileios will work on bringing Mondrian to new heights in Doha

  
New General Manager of Mondrian Doha Hotel  

Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vasileios Oikonomopoulos as the new General Manager of the hotel.

Vasileios will oversee all the hotel’s operations and lead the execution of the long-term strategy focused on diversifying Mondrian’s offer and clientele, engage with the leadership team at Mondrian Doha to revive its partnership strategy, and reaffirm the property’s positioning as one of the leading lifestyle hotels in the Middle East and globally.

Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, sbe, said: “We are pleased to welcome Vasileios as the new General Manager of Mondrian Doha. His incredible energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and extensive experience in the world’s leading hospitality groups will add tremendous value to Mondrian’s team.”  

Vasileios Oikonomopoulos, General Manager, Mondrian Doha said: “I am delighted to start on a new journey in such a magnificent property as Mondrian Doha. Having been part of the opening of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, I have already had a chance to immerse myself in Mondrian’s creative, bold, and disruptive spirit; I am determined to continue supporting the successful development of Mondrian’s brand in the Middle East and worldwide, believing in the unique proposition our brand represents”.

Prior to joining Mondrian Doha, Vasileios successfully launched the first Mondrian hotel in Asia – Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, named as the ‘Most Exciting Hotel Opening in Seoul’ and boasting 296 rooms and five restaurants and bars.

Previously, he spent seven years with Shagri-La Group, holding different positions: leading hotel operations in Malaysia and Sri-Lanka, regional Food & Beverage management across multiple properties in the Middle East region, and as a Corporate Director of Hotel Openings based in Hong Kong.

Vasileios acquired a hands-on understanding of the Middle East hospitality by working with leading Accor properties in Cairo and Dubai as Director of Food & Beverage. Within Accor group, he also held the position of Corporate Director in Bars & Beverage between 2007 and 2008.

Vasileios holds a master’s degree in Hospitality from Cornell University and several certifications attesting his project management and business skills. A Greek national, he is also a polyglot; in addition to his native Greek, he speaks English, French and Italian.

sbe and Accor announced the plan to open 10 new Mondrian properties by 2022. The company recently inaugurated Mondrian Seoul Itaewon and announced openings of Mondrian Shoreditch this summer, and Mondrian properties in Bordeaux and Cannes in 2022. sbe continues the strategic expansion of the brand’s international footprint in partnership with Accor.  Soon-to-be announced Mondrian properties in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are part of this alliance.

For further information about Mondrian Doha visit www.mondriandoha.com 

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About Mondrian Doha: 

Mondrian Doha is located in the heart of West Bay, next to Lagoona Mall and Lusail City, the future of Qatar with its innovative design, architecturally led landscape marking the gateway to Qatar’s next major city destination. The Hotel was designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, along with South West Architecture – the architectural company of record for Mondrian Doha. This marks Wanders’ first hotel in the Middle East. 

Mondrian Doha comprises of 270 distinctive rooms; including the Penthouse studios and Studio suites with 59 suites in total, in addition to 211 bedrooms, over 24 floors. All of the rooms feature bespoke miniature artworks, luxurious custom-made furniture, and Swarovski crystal chandeliers, as well as signature nuances by Wanders.

Mondrian Doha is recognised for its luxurious lifestyle hospitality offering which includes four restaurants showcasing both local and international cuisines; Morimoto, CUT by 

Wolfgang Puck, Walima and Hudson Tavern. As well as two bar outlets; Rise and Black Orchid.

The renowned property also boasts the first ESPA Spa in Qatar, with the 2,000 square metre spa featuring separate spas for men and women, twelve treatment rooms, and Hammam areas. In addition, Mondrian Doha has a 24-hour fitness centre and a rooftop pool. 

Mondrian Doha has one of the largest ballrooms in Qatar, a 2,000 square metre ballroom with a private elevator access and VIP Bridal Suite, along with private meeting rooms.

Mondrian’s 4 floors of culinary offerings brings world-renowned restaurants to Doha for the very first time including: Morimoto, a Japanese restaurant with stunning design and artwork by Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju, and Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s acclaimed menu; Michelin Star Chef Wolfgang Puck’s signature steakhouse CUT, bringing the finest quality beef and an extensive menu with Californian and Mediterranean culinary influences; Walima, which boasts the very best in Qatari and Middle Eastern cuisine and Hudson Tavern for guests to enjoy New York-style burgers. Mondrian Doha also hosts 12 Chairs, an ultra-luxurious caviar and champagne bar reserved for 12 guests to enjoy the finest of gastronomy.

Mondrian Doha is equally proud to launch ESPA in Qatar for the very first time, the first of its kind featuring spas for men and women, 12 treatment rooms, a heated experience garden, relaxation rooms with heated daybeds and a traditional Turkish Hammam.

Mondrian Doha brings EllaMia for the first time in the Middle East, EllaMia is a beautiful and sophisticated new venue. The EllaMia Coffee brand transcends the ordinary with its special and authentic blends, offering an effortlessly chic atmosphere and service.

About sbe 
sbe is a leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages, and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants, and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Established in 2002 by Sam Nazarian and following the acquisition of the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, Morgans Hotel Group in 2016, sbe has grown into an unparalleled global portfolio of lifestyle destinations. Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group, fully acquired sbe’s hotel brands in December 2020 after holding a 50% stake in the Company since 2018. With 28 hotels and over 200 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2021, the company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience – from nightlife, food and beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development. The company's leading hotel and residential brands include SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Hyde, The House of Originals, The Redbury and internationally acclaimed culinary and nightlife concepts including Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Cleo, Fi'lia, Carna and Bottega di Carna by Dario Cecchini, Leynia and Diez y Seis, Hyde, Skybar, Bond, Dandelyan, Blind Spot, Smoke & Mirrors and Privilege. sbe is a registered trademark of sbe Restaurant Group, LLC and is used under license.

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