Menin Hospitality Appoints Mondrian South Beach’s Robert Festinger As Vice President Of Hotel Operations

August 13, 2019

Menin Hospitality, a leading collection of upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues, announced today that Robert Festinger was appointed as vice president of hotel operations, in conjunction with his current role as the Mondrian South Beach’s general manager. Miami’s famed Mondrian South Beach pioneers Magic City’s hotel scene and offers one-a-kind-views of the glittering waterway and the downtown skyline.

“Menin Hospitality is committed to maintaining and upholding the utmost standards across our eclectic portfolio of properties,” said Jared Galbut, Managing Principal at Menin Hospitality.  “We are confident that Robert’s vital experience and practical expertise in the hotel industry will be instrumental in supporting our vision of providing guests with unique and authentic experiences.”

Festinger will oversee all day-to-day operations for Menin Hospitality’s portfolio of hotels, including the Mondrian South Beach, Shelborne South Beach, Gale South Beach, Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, and Raffaello Chicago. Festinger will ensure that all hotel operations are carried out professionally, to Menin Hospitality brand standards, and to the highest level of guest service. Festinger will also act as a dynamic, experienced and motivated mentor to other property general managers and their management teams.

Festinger brings over two decades worth of hospitality experience to the table, having worked in hotel properties across South Florida New York and Chicago. After graduating from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, Festinger went on to hold prestigious senior management positions with notable brands, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he received the Platinum Award as Director of Catering and Convention Service and the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort, where he oversaw operations for the Sunny Isles oceanfront resort’s 360 rooms and more than 600 employees. Most recently, Festinger served as General Manager of YVE, a 250 room  downtown Miami hotel owned by HOST Hotels and Resorts and managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts.

About Mondrian Hotel South Beach

Away from the bustle of Miami Beach’s tourist center, Mondrian South Beach pioneers the growing neighborhood of Biscayne Bay offering one-a-kind-views of the glittering waterway and Magic City skyline. Guests can soak up the sun at the legendary pool, refresh at the signature GUYandGirl Spa or work off last night’s indulgence from the Mondrian Caffe while experiencing unparalleled views at the world-class gym. Thrill seekers may enjoy water sports including jet skis, boating, kayaks, and paddle boards or cruise in style by land and sea with the Audi Silvercar rental program or a private yacht charter. With the new addition of over 3,000 sq. ft. of bay view meeting space and more renovations to come, Mondrian is poised as the perfect venue for corporate retreats, meetings and unforgettable weddings. For more information on the Mondrian South Beach, call 305.514 1500 or visit

About Menin Hospitality

Headquartered in Miami, Florida since 2005, Menin Hospitality’s eclectic portfolio spans throughout South Florida and Chicago including upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues as well as a division dedicated to independent projects focusing on art, culture and design. In addition to its hotel portfolio, Menin Hospitality operates popular South Beach food and beverage venues including Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and Pizza Bar South Beach. Openings in 2019 include The Gale Fort Lauderdale, with further plans to expand within the U.S. and internationally in the future. For more information on Menin Hospitality, visit

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