Industry Update
Appointment 7 April 2021

Abby Murtagh

Appointed General Manager
At Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix - AZ, USA

Abby Murtagh

Debuting May 1, 2021 after a landmark transformation, Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Abby Murtagh as general manager. A renowned hotelier, Murtagh will usher in the groundbreaking reimagination of the sprawling 39-acre Frank Lloyd Wright inspired desert gem.

As general manager, Murtagh will oversee general operations and development of the next chapter in the legendary resort's history. She holds over two decades of executive leadership experience within heritage lifestyle, hotel and entertainment brands including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, The New York Palace, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Hershey Entertainment Resorts. As executive director at The New York Palace, she oversaw a $35 million food and beverage renovation of seven onsite restaurants and bars. She then went on to become the resident manager at the Waldorf Astoria New York where she managed all guest room operations and launched a New York Times-reviewed dining concept. Prior to joining Arizona Biltmore, Murtagh served as general manager of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center where she successfully led the downtown convention hotel through its highest levels of profit in 2019 and remained open through the pandemic.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Abby Murtagh (Class of 1992) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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