Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019
Earlier this year the hotel opened in a collaboration between two Detroit-based brands, luxury watchmaker Shinola and real estate firm Bedrock.
O’Brien holds more than 25 years of expertise to his new role and will oversee all aspects of hotel operations at the 129-room property, including guest services, housekeeping, maintenance and sales.
O’Brien mentioned that his passion for people and belief in what Shinola and Bedrock are doing in the city is what really brought him to Detroit.
He was excited to be a part of this team and to have the opportunity to create the best possible environment for their employees as well as a top-of-the-line luxury hotel experience for each of their guests.
O’ Brien started his career 25 years ago as a front desk agent at the New York Hilton and was followed by leadership positions there and at the Waldorf Astoria.
Until 20100, he continued his career in New York and served as general manager for multiple Manhattan properties including Hotel Wales, the Maritime Hotel and Dream New York Midtown.
Shinola Hotel, located in the heart of Detroit’s bustling and historic Woodward shopping district, features residential-style guest rooms which makes it ideal for stay.