David CohenAdjunct Instructor
David I. Cohen was named the General Manager of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in 2015. A seasoned hotelier who has more than 30 years professional experience in the industry, he began his career as a Four Seasons Hotel management trainee at New York City’s Pierre Hotel in 1984. Here his management skills were honed and for the past 30 years his career has continued to evolve predominantly in New York City but with international stints in Switzerland and throughout Europe. Prior to joining Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Cohen ran his own hotel consulting business and previous to this he oversaw New York hotel operations for TPG Hospitality (a hotel management company that operates more than 100 North American based hotels). Cohen also held General Manager positions for New York’s historic Warwick Hotel and Le Parker Meridian as well as Resident Manager of the RIGHA Royal. In addition, he was a member of the opening team for The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park and The Ritz-Carlton Central Park South. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Hospitality School at Rochester Institute of Technology as well as a degree from the Centre International de Glion in Switzerland.
This course takes a macroeconomic view of the hospitality industry, while exploring its current and emerging trends.