NEW YORK, N.Y. August 2021 The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is pleased to announce the leadership appointments of General Manager Douglas Housley and Director of Salesand Marketing Andrei Oei.
Douglas, or "Doug" as he prefers, assumed his new role this past December 2020. A well-seasoned luxury hospitality veteran, Doug began his career with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in 1979. During this time, his career expanded across several U.S. and overseas markets, covering Food and Beverage assignments, Room Service, Banquets, and Fine Dining. In his new company role with The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, he will be responsible for the luxury flagships daily operations, executive management and playing a pivotal role in reopening the 253-room hotel and property outlets Contour andLa Prairie Spa after a 14-month closure. A Toronto Native, Doug shares his new home in New York with his wife Ada Wong.
Andrei Oei also joined as the new Director of Sales Marketing, assuming the role in April 2021. An energetic leader, Andrei brings over two decades of hospitality experience, beginning his sales career with Marriott International in 1993. In 2003, Andrei joined The Plaza Hotel, New York, as the Director of Executive Events, followed by several Director of Sales Marketing leadership roles with Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, from 2005 to 2016. Transitioning back to Marriott in 2017 after the merger, Andrei most recently held the position of Area Sales Leader for the W Hotels of New York City, where he managed topline sales and repositioned the Renaissance New York Times Square through a multi-million dollar renovation. Before this, he served as the Cluster Director of Sales Marketing for the W Times Square and W Union Square and Director of Salesand Marketing for the W Hoboken, where he won Sales Leader of the year.
In his new role, Andrei will oversee and develop market strategies across business segments, including leisure, corporate group, entertainment and diplomatic sales, and the reopening of the five-star, five-diamond luxury flagship hotel. Andrei is of Indonesian-Dutch descent and is fluent in both Dutch and English. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, playing tennis, traveling to beach destinations, and family time with his wife Julie and two daughters, Ella and Caroline.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, owned by Millennium Partners, is located at 50 Central Park South in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. For reservations or to experience Contour dining or the award-winning La Prairie Spa, visit ritzcarlton.com/centralpark. Share your #RCMemories on social by tagging @ritzcarltoncentralpark.
About The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Boldly transformed and redesigned, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park reimagines luxury in Midtown Manhattan, drawing inspiration from the sights, sounds, and colors of Central Park and the chic residential style of a city penthouse. Steps from the citys renowned cultural attractions, the 253-room hotel is a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Hotel, and named Worlds Best Rooms by Forbes Travel Guide Verified List in 2019. Featuring the all-day gastro lounge Contour, The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, and a collection of wellness experiences including the first stateside La Prairie Spa and innovative Movement Studio, the iconic hotel creates inspiring guest memories with its legendary Ritz-Carlton service. For more information or reservations, call +1 212.308.9100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark, and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.