Appointed General Manager
At Andaz 5th Avenue in New York - NY, USA
Cornelia Samara has spent almost ten years with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where she has held managerial positions at properties such as Park Hyatt San Francisco and Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Ms. Samara has also held leadership positions at various other urban and resort properties, allowing her to experience all aspects of hotel operations across a variety of nation-wide destinations.
Cornelia Samara's true passion for hospitality began many years prior to her first hotel experience. A German National of Palestinian and German descent, Ms. Samara has pursued a life of world travel and has lived and visited numerous countries around the world. She once circled the globe in 30 days, making stops in Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and more. She also spent one year living in and learning about Singapore. Ms. Samara felt that to truly experience a destination she must immerse herself in the local culture and explore every aspect of the area's traditions, cuisine, art and history. This same philosophy was what enticed her to accept the position of General Manager at Andaz 5th Avenue.