|NEW YORK, NY October 12, 2006 – Eric Long, General Manager
of The Waldorf=Astoria, has appointed hotelier Joel Freyberg as Executive
Director of The Waldorf Towers.
Freyberg’s responsibilities include maintaining the reputation of this exclusive hotel as the preferred New York residence for the world’s elite; from the President of the United States to crown princes, movie stars and rock royalty. Freyberg and his dedicated team will of course continue to provide the exemplary service, for which the hotel is world famous, to every guest and permanent resident of The Waldorf Towers.
Freyberg comes to The Waldorf Towers with 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked at some of New York City’s top hotels including The Carlyle, The Mayfair Regent Hotel, The Sheraton New York and Towers, The Michelangelo Hotel and The Halloran House. Freyberg joins The Waldorf Towers from his position as Hotel Manager of the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District.
Freyberg was responsible for introducing traditional five star levels of service and seamlessly combining this with the contemporary styling and atmosphere of a 21st century boutique hotel. During his time, the Gansevoort won rave reviews from the media and quickly established itself as one of the most popular modern hotels in the city.
His background of working at hotels, whether boutique or ‘grande dame,’ gives Freyberg a unique insight into what today’s travelers expect when they check into a hotel, whether they be a head of state or a music industry mogul. It is this ability to predict what a guest wants, combined with an eye for detail and an innate understanding of the true meaning of ‘luxury’ that makes Freyberg the ideal appointment for Executive Director of The Waldorf Towers.
Freyberg holds a degree in Marketing and Retail Management as well as
a BA in Business Administration from New York University. “I am personally
excited to work with Joel as he is a skilled hotelier with refined tastes
and a passion for exceptional customer service,” says Long. “His
commitment to excellence is something I have always admired and I am confident
that he will be a well-respected and valued member of The Waldorf team.”
|Also See:||The Royal Suite at The Waldorf Towers Receives $1 million Restoration / April 2004|