McLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide announced Nov. 17 the appointment of Ronen Nissenbaum as vice-president of operations, luxury hotels-Americas. In this newly created position, Nissenbaum has full operational responsibility for all Hilton Worldwide luxury properties within the region inclusive of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.
Since June 2014, Nissenbaum served as managing director of the Waldorf Astoria New York and Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York. Before joining Hilton Worldwide, he served as president and CEO of The Plaza Group, overseeing the Plaza Hotel in New York as well as development of the Plaza hotel brand.
Earlier, 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. He also had a 13-year stint 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.