Aman is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudy Tauscher as Managing Director of Aman New York. Rudy joins the company from Four Seasons Hotel New York where he was General Manager. In addition, Aman is delighted to welcome Petar Krstic as Hotel Manager of Aman New York. Petar arrives from Amanpuri, Thailand where he worked at as Resort Manager.
With over 30 years of experience in luxury hospitality, the majority of which has been in New York where he has launched several properties, Rudy brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at Aman New York, set to open its doors in spring this year.
As Managing Director, Rudy will oversee the pre-opening phase and running of the hotel, as well as making key appointments to build a team that will ensure a strong foundation and successful launch in what is a milestone moment for the brand.
Commenting on his new role, Rudy says “Aman, with its peaceful retreats and unassuming, warm hospitality, has always been a brand I have admired. I am honoured to be introducing Aman into a city that I feel so passionate about and have been fortunate to live in for much of my career. The hotel, together with its branded residences, will play a key part in this exciting new chapter for New York as the city begins a period of rejuvenation. I look forward to welcoming guests and New Yorkers to our urban sanctuary.”
At the crossroads of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, one of the finest corners in the world, the opening of Aman New York coincides with the Crown Building’s 100th anniversary. Aman New York will offer unparalleled service, world class dining and entertainment venues, a comprehensive Aman Spa, and exclusive branded residences – the very first urban Aman Residences worldwide. Providing guests and residents with holistic wellbeing through Aman Wellness, Aman New York will finally bring the peace promised by Aman’s Sanskrit-derived name to one of the globe’s greatest cities and breathe new life into Manhattan’s iconic Crown Building.
Rudy has in-depth expertise of hotel management and operating branded residences. Prior to his time at Four Seasons Hotel New York, where he spent three years, Rudy oversaw the opening of Mandarin Oriental, New York where he held the role as Area Vice President and General Manager for 10 years.
As part of this role he worked on the global branding and marketing strategy for the brand in the US market as well as opening the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, a mixed-use hotel and residences in the Prudential Center. Rudy has previously held General Manager positions at Sofitel New York and Trump International Hotel and Tower New York, which he opened, and as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Hotel New York.
The newly appointed Aman New York Hotel Manager, Petar first joined Aman in 2017 as Executive Assistant Manager at Amanjena, Morocco. Following his experience in Marrakech, he moved to Amangalla, Sri Lanka in 2019 where he held the position of General Manager, before moving to Aman’s flagship property Amanpuri as Resort Manager. Prior to joining Aman, Petar worked for luxury hospitality brands Rosewood and Mandarin Oriental in North America and Mexico as well as spending a period in New York as part of the operations team at The Surrey.