As AC Hotel Miami Dadeland looks to its opening later this fall, Marriott International and Concord Hospitality Enterprises are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Shafi as director of operations for the property. Shafi brings a combined total of more than 25 years of hospitality knowledge and experience to the fashion-forward hotel located in the heart of South Miami's growing cultural hub.
Bringing his cosmopolitan expertise and strong worth ethic to AC Hotel Miami Dadeland after having worked in the hospitality industry in New York City for many years, Shafi will oversee developing strategies for increasing the facilities' operational efficiency, coordinating staff development activities and creating productive working environments at the new fashion-centric hotel in South Miami.
Hailing from Queens, New York, Ryan Shafi graduated from York College with a Bachelor's deg ree in Business Administration, before diving head first into a career in the hospitality industry. Shafi landed his first hotel job as front desk coordinator at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan where his talents were quickly noticed and resulted in several promotions throughout his tenure there. Shafi was quickly promoted to operations manager, and assistant general manager where he assisted the general manager to ensure that day-to-day business operations ran smoothly, as well as drew up weekly schedules, ordered merchandise, and assisted the general manager with training, recruiting, promotions and planning. Additionally, Shafi has held positions in various hotel brands including the Moxy Times Square, The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Times Square NYC, and Cassa Hotel 45th Street.