Meet the new GM of the Mondrian South Beach

Menin Hospitality appointed Robert Festinger as GM of the Mondrian South Beach. Festinger brings nearly two decades of experience to the 335-room bayside property.
 
A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in economics and political science, Festinger began his hospitality career in New York City in 1997 working at the Terrace on the Park followed by terms at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he was awarded the Starwood Platinum Award in 2006.
 
In 2008 he began serving as VP and managing director of The Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort in Sunny Isles, Fla., where he was responsible for the repositioning and day-to-day operations of Kitchen 305, Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon, Newport Marketing, Newport Hospitality and Newport Vacation Club. Prior to accepting the position at Mondrian South Beach, Festinger was GM at YVE Hotel Miami in downtown Miami, a property owned by Host Hotels and Resorts and managed by Destination Hotels. In 2015 Festinger won the Host Hotels and Resorts Strategic Innovation Award. Festinger will now oversee sales, operations and food and beverage divisions for Mondrian South Beach.
 
“We are very happy to welcome Robert to Menin Hospitality,” says Jared Galbut, “As the company continues to grow we are fortunate to align with talented leaders of the industry and we look forward to his influence on the property.”
 
Mondrian South Beach, which came under the management of Menin Hospitality in August 2016, is one of Miami Beach’s only bay front hotel destinations. Built on a waterfront location with views of the bay, ocean and downtown, Mondrian consists of 335 studios, one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The Marcel Wanders designed property was conceived of as a modern interpretation of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Facilities include GUYandGIRL, a spa featuring wet and dry treatment rooms, a gym, Mondrian Caffé, an outdoor lounge, event spaces and a private marina and dock.

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