sbe Announces Claes Landberg as General Manager of Hudson Hotel
sbe has announced that Claes Landberg is joining as General Manager of Hudson Hotel. Landberg will run the energetic contemporary midtown New York hotel, which is located within walking distance from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Central Park and the theater district.
“Claes joins sbe with over 20 years of extensive experience in the industry,” stated Jorge Giannattasio, Chief Operating Officer at sbe. “We are excited to welcome him to our team and his expertise will help drive the strategic vision of this innovative urban hotel, located in the heart of Manhattan.”
“sbe is one of the foremost brands in lifestyle hospitality and I am thrilled to oversee Hudson Hotel,” stated Landberg. “Already a staple modern hotel, I look forward to integrating elements from sbe and developing it into one of the best in New York.”
Landberg is a dynamic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. While his attention has always been on delivering optimal profitability for the operation, he emphasizes the importance of creating and nurturing a positive and inclusive team culture, balancing appreciation and accountability. Prior to his current position, Landberg served as General Manager of YOTEL New York, where he oversaw all aspects of the operation and the direction for the continued growth of the brand and the flagship hotel in New York.
Previously, Landberg held executive and leadership roles with some of the most prestigious hospitality companies in the world, including: MGM Resorts International, Station Casinos, Caesars Entertainment and Hilton Hotels in the New York, New Jersey and Nevada markets. His experience spans all aspects of full-service luxury operations including hotel, spa, food and beverage, gaming and entertainment. He has overseen multimillion dollar renovations and enhancements as well as opening experiences with Paris Las Vegas and Red Rock Resort.
Prior to moving to the U.S., Claes owned and operated a restaurant operation in his native Stockholm, Sweden and worked in small privately owned boutique style hotels in Europe.
Designed by Philippe Starck, the 876-room Hudson Hotel is stylish, democratic, contemporary and young at heart. It has several places for entertainment and relaxation including: Hudson Common, a modern-day beer hall and burger joint with nightly entertainment; Hudson Bar, a quintessential New York cocktail bar and lounge; Sky Terrace (open seasonally), an English garden with breathtaking views of New York City; and Private Park, a garden oasis in the middle of a vibrant city.