La Mamounia's General Manager Named Best in the World

La Mamounia's General Manager Named Best in the World

The atmosphere at La Mamounia is joyful as the exciting news has spread throughout the hotel that its General Manager, Pierre Jochem, has earned his place on a highly coveted list. HOTELS has named Pierre Jochem the Best General Manager of an Independent Hotel in the World.

Distinguished and well-respected by countless colleagues, Jochem is known for his professionalism, legendary discretion, and outspokenness. Pierre Jochem joins a long list of celebrated and honored general managers of luxury hotels. Those who are honored with this accolade are not just team leaders, however. They also excel in strong spirit, loyalty, and hard work.

Prior to his time appointment to General Manager at La Mamounia Marrakech in 2013, Jochem established his rich expertise in previous roles with Hyatt, Peninsula, Oberoi, Four Seasons and Raffles. Throughout his prior posts, Jochem led a variety of properties to excellence before stepping in as General Manager at La Mamounia.

Throughout his time at La Mamounia, Jochem has worked diligently to write a brilliant new page in La Mamounia’s history while preserving the hotel’s longstanding tradition of excellence and authenticity. His visionary ideas have welcomed a new chapter for the property- one that celebrates its great past while embracing the innovations of the future.

The 650-person team who works under Jochem’s leadership stand by his side with immeasurable pride to celebrate this great honor. However, when asked what the secret is behind the La Mamounia success story, Pierre Jochem replied, "For me, it's them!"

Opened in 1923 and designed by internationally acclaimed interior designer, Jacques Garcia, La Mamounia boasts 136 stylish guest rooms; 71 suites, including seven signature suites; and three riads, each with three bedrooms, Moroccan salons and a private terrace complete with an ozone swimming pool. The legendary hotel, described as ‘the most lovely spot in the whole world’ by Winston Churchill, hosts the “who’s who” of international royalty, politicians, celebrities and the jet set and is globally regarded as one of the most notable and desirable hotels in the world. Since its opening, La Mamounia has been symbolic of traditional Moroccan hospitality and a classic example of the great age of grand hotels.