With over 30 years in luxury hospitality, Emily started her career in luxury working in New York City for Warwick International Hotels. She then went on to become the first corporate sales manager developing business on Wall Street for Mandarin Oriental. She became Director of Sales at the iconic St Regis, New York and retained the sales team successfully during the transition from ITT to Starwood, while maintaining the #1 rev par position in the city.
In September, 2001, she joined Ritz Carlton, Central Park as opening Director of Sales and Marketing. Launching right after 9/11, she was able to position the hotel as a luxury inn overlooking Central Park. She then returned to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as Director of Sales to open Mandarin Oriental, New York in 2003 and was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing in 2008 where she led the team through the financial crisis in 2009. She was awarded the outstanding DOSM that year due to her efforts in repositioning the hotel to the local drive market. In 2010 she was promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Americas, overseeing 8 hotels in her region and launching Las Vegas as well as the rebranding of Atlanta. In 2014, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Sales where she oversaw a global team of 70 colleagues in 8 offices. During this time, she gained experience in the Middle East and Asia while relocating to London to relaunch Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park and assist in the openings of two hotels in the Middle East.
Her experience in crisis recovery led her to restructure the high performing global sales team and has allowed her to now open a consulting business - Emily Snyder & Associates - to lead us through the recovery of this current global crisis.