GHN Advisory Board Member 

Eric Danziger

CEO, Trump Hotel Group

2019 Priorities and Growth Aspirations

The priorities for Trump Hotels focus on continually improving our Trump branded Hotels. We never settle. And to that end, we are constantly looking for what our customers want, value, appreciate and expect. And, often, that is different by customer and location. Rather than focus fully on general brand standards, we bring true localization specific to each of our Hotels. And, naturally, we always are working to ensure the Never Settle mantra extends beyond physical product and services...but on real, genuine and amazing Hospitality. Our rich history of having exceptional people providing that hospitality will always be a priority. We feel that these priorities should never change. We don't want to do something new as a flavor of the month because another Hotel Company does it. We listen carefully to our associates and guests and make their input our priority. Every year. We will continue to review growth opportunities for the Trump Brand domestically, and as we are very deliberate and vigilant with the brand, we only pursue iconic hotels, in iconic locations in major USA cities (we cannot do International growth during the President's term). So said very simply, our focus is on continuing our tradition of unparalleled product and service."

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About Eric Danziger

Eric Danziger is the chief executive officer of Trump Hotel Group, the world-renowned luxury hotel brand and management company, responsible for the strategic direction, growth and performance of the business.

With more than 45 years of experience in the hotel business, Danziger, who started as a bellman at The Fairmont San Francisco at the age of 17, has served as the head of several of the industry’s leading hotel companies. He joined Trump Hotel Group following roles as President and CEO of Starwood Hotels, President and COO of Carlson Hotels Worldwide and President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Most recently, Danziger was president and CEO of Hampshire Hotels Management, now Dream Hotel Group, where he introduced a collection of lifestyle hotel brands.

Danziger was instrumental in the exponential growth and success of each organization he led. As an example, he is credited with greatly expanding the footprint of Wyndham Hotel Group into multiple new countries, and he was the visionary that first leveraged the organization’s strength and synergies across all of its brands.

He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors including the first-ever Inspirational Industry Icon award granted by the South American Hotel Investment Conference. He was named the Northern California Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in real estate, hospitality and construction; the UJA Federation Honoree, and he received the coveted Arthur Landstreet award from HSMAI.

Danziger is a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Council and the Urban Land Institute, and he has served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Strategic Planning Group.

He is based in the Trump Hotel Group corporate office in New York City.