Families driving luxury hotel growth: Expert

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group chief operating officer Christoph Mares is bullish about the luxury hotel sector's outlook.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group chief operating officer Christoph Mares is bullish about the luxury hotel sector's outlook.

While the luxury hotel sector faces challenges, including fiercer competition and difficulties in attracting and retaining manpower, industry veteran Christoph Mares is bullish about its prospects.

The chief operating officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group believes rising demand for tourism and leisure, especially from families, will drive the growth of luxury hotels globally.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2018, with the headline 'Families driving luxury hotel growth: Expert'. Print Edition | Subscribe