Trump Hotels has lost its chief executive, Eric Danziger having left the company to become CEO of Idaho-based conglomerate Braintree Group.
Danziger had been CEO of Trump Hotels since 2015.
Danziger’s departure comes as the embattled flag of Trump hotels faces headwinds after Donald Trump’s presidency.
At the time of Danziger’s appointment as CEO of Trump Hotels, the group’s portfolio had 14 properties with four more slated to open in 2016. In a 2015 press release, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump said that Danziger had been asked to “lead Trump”. Hotel Collection in its next phase of growth.”
Over the past few years, however, Trump Hotels has contracted and now has nine properties.
The brand could lose one of its crown jewels, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, with the lease on that property soon to be purchased and rebranded by Miami-based CGI Merchant Group.
The Trump Organization did not immediately return a request for comment on Danziger’s departure.
Prior to joining the Trump Organization’s hospitality arm, Danziger held senior positions at Starwood (President and CEO), Carlson Hotels Worldwide (President and COO), and Wyndham Hotel Group (President and CEO). The direction). He began his hospitality career as a bellboy at the Fairmont San Francisco.
As Managing Director of Braintree, Danziger will oversee the group’s entire portfolio of companies, which spans property investment and development, hotel management and venture capital investment.