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W Scottsdale appoints new General Manager

W Scottsdale appoints new General Manager

W Scottsdale is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cronin as General Manager of the vibrant Entertainment District property, and the only W Hotel in Arizona.

For more than 25 years, David Cronin has managed hotels and resorts around the globe, from Frankfurt to Miami, all while curating one-of-a-kind experiences for guests and leading each property to the forefront of its respective market.

David now brings his impressive niche expertise and passion for luxury boutique hotels to his role as General Manager of W Scottsdale.

“W Scottsdale has established itself as a local hotspot and a leader in innovative events, and I’m thrilled to join the energetic property as General Manager,” said David Cronin. “I look forward to upholding the hotel’s vibrant character while exploring new services and programs that will delight today’s luxury traveler and make the most of Scottsdale’s dynamic desert destination.”

Most recently, David sat at the helm of both W Minneapolis The Foshay and Le Méridien Chambers, where he and his team positioned both hotels for extensive renovations while leading the region in market share and ADR.

Prior to Minneapolis, David was instrumental in renovating and re-branding Stanton South Beach (a Marriott managed hotel), where he paved the way for a $20 million transformation.

In his time at Stanton and W, David honed his keen intellect for understanding when rules needed to be pushed to their limit for the benefit of the business. His willingness to wear the proverbial boxing gloves and strategize new ideas in order to keep the hotel’s vibe authentic and unique both established him as a leader in his field and led his properties to groundbreaking success.

Throughout his career, David’s successful management of a broad range of hospitality and F&B operations led to a myriad of prestigious awards. He received the Marriott’s Chairman Circle Achiever Award, Global Event Leader of the year Award, and in 2012 General Manager Mustang Award for Outstanding Business Leadership Award during his tenure at the Houston Marriott Westloop by the Galleria.

Most recently, David drove strong improvements in guest satisfaction with innovative and energetic programming that solidified W Minneapolis as a hotspot in the city, and led W Minneapolis – The Foshay to win Luxury Hotel of the Year in the Americas in 2016.

With his outgoing personality, charisma and unrelenting perseverance, David is no stranger to the excitement of a new challenge. His remarkable dedication and vision make the transition to W Scottsdale a logical and exciting move for the experienced manager. With a powerful and creative attitude powered by intense drive and motivation, David delivers a superior product to guests and will continue to do so as he explores new luxury possibilities at W Scottsdale.

Joining David in his journey to Scottsdale are his wife, Mirlande, and their 12-year-old daughter Kimorah. In his spare time, David is an avid cyclist and also enjoys riding his motorcycle and hiking, pursuits well-matched to Scottsdale’s varied desert landscape.