The newly debuted Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences appointed Donald Bowman as GM. Bowman brings strategic aptitude and commitment to the brand’s inaugural presence in Las Vegas, which consists of 389 guestrooms and 255 residences.
In the wake of the hotel’s new arrival on the Las Vegas Strip, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences, formerly Mandarin Oriental, nearly completed a property staff conversion under the leadership of Bowman, who served as the former GM. With a position at the hotel’s advent, Bowman has been instrumental in establishing the foundation for unrivaled, personalized service, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of Las Vegas.
Bringing more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in hospitality, Bowman honed his proficiencies during his tenure with the Rafael Group of Hotels, which was taken over by Mandarin Oriental Group. The transfer afforded him the opportunity to lead the group’s properties and ultimately as hotel manager opening Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas in 2009.
“Donald’s experience within the vast luxury hospitality market is nearly unparalleled,” Pascal Duchauffour, VP of operations, Luxury Hotels-Americas, Hilton, said in a statement. “Having someone of his caliber and such an accomplished hospitality executive join our team will allow us to build on the success we have had in this very important market.”
“It’s an incredible honor to be welcomed into the Waldorf Astoria family alongside this talented team,” Bowman said in a statement. “Building on the hotel’s notable service, we look to further elevate the guest experience, setting the Waldorf Astoria brand above the rest in the epicenter of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.”