NCL Corporation announced today that Dennis Nau has joined the company in the role of Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations. Nau is an accomplished and highly seasoned hotel and resort executive, having worked with Marriott Hotels & Resorts since 1985.
During his tenure at Marriott, Nau held a number of very senior roles including General Manager, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa and Hotel Manager and General Manager of the New York Marriott Marquis and the New York Marriott Eastside. He has also held a number of senior regional positions overseas with operational responsibility for as many as 55 individual properties.
He most recently served as Marriott’s Vice President, Global Brand Management - Full Service Brands, with responsibility for the JW Marriott, Marriott Suites and Nickelodeon Resorts brands. This role had full responsibility for the creation of all strategy and the execution of Nickelodeon Resort by Marriott and he functioned as the business leader for all three brands, with a focus on innovation and distinction.
“The quality, consistency and distinctiveness of our on board product is critical to our success,” said Colin Veitch, NCL’s president and CEO. “The appointment of Dennis Nau to our most senior Hotel position, taken together with the recent creation of the role of Chief Product Officer filled by Andy Stuart, underlines the importance we place on delivering our newly upgraded Freestyle 2.0 cruise experience consistently, to the highest standard, every day to every guest. We are pleased to have attracted a hotel veteran of Dennis' caliber; our guests and our travel partners can now look forward to enjoying what he will bring to NCL.”
NCL Corporation Ltd. is the holding company for various subsidiary companies involved in owning and operating the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL is building two new Third Generation Freestyle Cruising (“F3”) ships for delivery in 2010.
NCL today has the youngest fleet in the industry, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of Freestyle Cruising on the newest, most contemporary ships in the market, and has recently added its latest new ship, the 2,400 passenger Norwegian Gem.