General Manager Sought for a New Orleans Attraction

DHR International has been retained to conduct a confidential search for a General Manager of a currently unnamed tourist attraction being built in New Orleans.

One of the world’s leading luxury hospitality companies will open a luxury hotel and private residences in the downtown of New Orleans in late 2020. A cornerstone of the development features the two top floors as a world-class sightseeing attraction: a rotunda on the 33rd floor will transform into a museum-like cultural celebration of the state’s heritage, featuring interactive exhibits with cutting-edge technology; and an open-air observation deck on the top of the building will offer stunning 360-degree views of the city. The tourist attraction is expected to open to the public in June 2021 and will occupy 30,000 sq. ft., employ 25-30 staff, attract 400-500 thousand annual visitors, and generate $10 million of revenue.

The GM will be given the unique opportunity to build and grow the business of this one-of-a-kind world-class tourist attraction. He or she will play a critical role in developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget and business plan and will have responsibility for overall daytime operations at the attraction, the day-to-day staff management, and guest service strategy implementation. The ideal candidate will be an experienced cultural institution and/or hospitality manager who is entrepreneurial, strategic, and especially talented in marketing/public relations.

Additional information is available in the position specification. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please submit resume to Phil DeBoer at [email protected]

Confidential Position Specification

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