Olivier Lordonnois has been appointed chief operating office of Flâneur Hospitality and managing director of its inaugural flagship New York property, The Fifth Avenue Hotel, scheduled to open in spring 2022. Flâneur Hospitality was founded by real estate entrepreneur Alex Ohebshalom to develop, own, and operate iconic hotels.
Lordonnois began his career at the Hôtel de Crillon, then moved-on to the Ritz Paris before joining The Lanesborough in London. Lordonnois subsequently returned to France where he served as GM of several of Paris’ prestigious hotels, including the Hôtel Costes, Sofitel Le Faubourg, and Hotel de la Tremoille which he led for six years before moving to New York City in 2011 to become GM of The Mark. He then became CEO of Spring Place before joining CORE: as chief operating officer.
The Fifth Avenue Hotel is situated in a 116-year-old historic landmark building designed by McKim, Mead & White. The Fifth encompasses The Mansion, a meticulously restored and transformed landmark; and The Tower, a striking 24-story glass tower. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio designed interiors of the 153-room hotel.
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