Michael Federmann, Chairman of the Dan Hotels' Board of Directors, announced today the board's unanimous decision to appoint Ronen Nissenbaum as the next President and CEO of the Dan Hotels, effective January 1, 2018.
"I would like to wish Ronen success in this position and am confident that, with his extensive experience, he will contribute greatly to the success and prosperity of Dan Hotels," Federmann commented.
Married with children aged 22, 20 and 16, Ronen Nissenbaum brings with him a rich and extensive background in the hotel industry in Israel and overseas. He studied hotel management in Switzerland and received an MBA from Emory University. In his last position, Nissenbaum served as Vice President of Luxury operations for Hilton Hotels in the Americas, a grouping that includes the Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad Hotels, and was responsible for 15 hotels and three hotels in pre-opening stages.
Previously, Nissenbaum served as Managing Director of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, considered one of the most famous hotels in the world with its 1,400 rooms located in the heart of Manhattan. From 2011 to 2014, Nissenbaum served as President and CEO of the New York Plaza Group owned by Mr. Yitzhak Tshuva. And prior to that, from 2009 to 2011, he served as Senior Executive Vice President of Operations for the Marina Bay Sands, the $6 billion integrated casino resort in Singapore.
In addition, between 1996 and 2009, Nissenbaum held a number of senior positions with InterContinental Hotel Group, including Regional Vice President for North America, General Manager of the flagship Buckhead InterContinental, the David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv, The Forum Berlin and the InterContinental Paris. Prior to InterContinental, Ronen spent a few years with Forte Hotels in London and three years opening Disneyland in Paris.
Ronen Nissenbaum will succeed Raffi Sadeh, who served as President and CEO of the Dan Hotels for the last four years, and will complete his tenure on December 31, 2017. "I would like to thank Raffi Sadeh for his great contribution to Dan Hotels' success and prosperity," concluded Federmann, "and I want to wish him every success in his future endeavors."