Ronen Nissenbaum Named Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria New York & Towers of the Waldorf Astoria
July 16, 2014 11:22am
The flagship Waldorf Astoria New York and its Towers of the Waldorf Astoria, the intimate, richly appointed luxury hotel with an exclusive entrance steps off Park Avenue, have led the way for the luxury hospitality industry. Nissenbaum will apply his extensive experience in all facets of the hospitality industry to ensure the flagship property continues to provide authentic moments, unforgettable experiences and True Waldorf Service, the cornerstones of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts brand. His expertise and leadership will further solidify the property as a legendary Park Avenue landmark and an icon that inspires the world in providing an unsurpassed hospitality experience to the discerning traveler.
"We are thrilled to have Ronen at the helm of our flagship hotel for the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts brand," remarked Keith Clampet, senior vice president of hotel operations for Hilton Worldwide. "Ronen's wide-ranging, global expertise in the hospitality industry will be a key asset in overseeing a hotel that caters to influential international travelers."
Most recently, Nissenbaum served as the president and CEO of The Plaza Group including overseeing the Plaza Hotel in New York as well as development of the Plaza hotel brand. Prior to this role, he held extensive leadership positions at properties around the globe including senior executive vice president of operations at Marina Bay Sands Singapore where he opened and managed the largest integrated resort in Southeast Asia. Nissenbaum's other global hospitality positions include senior management roles with Forte hotels in London and Euro Disney in Paris. Nissenbaum also had a successful 13 year tenure with InterContinental Hotel Group holding various roles from general manager in Tel-Aviv, Berlin, Paris and Atlanta to regional vice president of operations for North America. His hospitality career began with positions in the front office and food and beverage departments at properties in Belgium, Switzerland and Israel.
Ronen earned an executive MBA from the renowned Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Ronen is a graduate of the Swiss Hotel School "Les Roches". He is also a veteran of the Israeli Air Force and speaks several languages including English, French, German and Hebrew.
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