The board of directors at Israel's Dan Hotels have appointed Ronen Nissenbaum as the next president and CEO of Dan Hotels, effective Jan.1, 2018. 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.
Nissenbaum has an 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 VP of luxury operations for Hilton Hotels in the Americas, a grouping that includes the Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad Hotels. He was also responsible for 15 hotels and three hotels in pre-opening stages.
Previously, Nissenbaum served as MD of the 1,400-guestroom Waldorf-Astoria in New York, which is in the center of Manhattan. From 2011 to 2014, Nissenbaum served as president and CEO of the New York Plaza Group, which is owned by Yitzhak Tshuva. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2011, he served as SEVP 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 RVP for North America, GM 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.
Dan Hotels Israel was established in June 1947. Today, the chain owns thirteen hotels in around the country, an international convention center and a hotel training school. The group manages a portfolio of hotels including the King David Jerusalem Hotel, Dan Accadia Hotel Herzliya, Dan Caesarea Hotel, Dan Carmel Haifa Hotel and Dan Eilat Hotel.