Appointed General Manager
At The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood - FL, USA
Laurens Zieren has been appointed general manager of The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, Florida, according to Hilton senior vice president, Leslie Pchola, effective immediately. A veteran Hilton leader for almost 20 years, Zieren returns to Hilton after a regional vice president role for a hotel management company. In his new role, he will oversee operations of the iconic oceanfront hotel with 1,000 guest rooms and suites, 10 different culinary destinations, two sun-drenched pools, 26 poolside cabanas, a deluxe spa and fitness center, and 209,000 sq. ft. of meetings and events space.
Zieren speaks four languages - German, French, Dutch and English - and brings 30 years of hospitality experience, including 20 years of his career spent internationally across Europe. From being part of the opening team of Disneyland in Paris, France, to general manager of New York Hilton Midtown, Zieren has established a strong recognition and hotel culture combined with a "management-by-walking" style, allowing him to stay connected to his team and hotel guests.
Zieren has consistently been on the board of directors for hotel associations around the U.S. and Europe, including New York, Illinois and Ireland. Originally from The Hague on the western coast of the Netherlands, Zieren graduated from Haagland in Hotel/Motel Administration and Management.