Max Tappeiner serves as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Venetian and Palazzo since June of 2015 and recently joined the NHLA as its newest board member.
As a hospitality veteran Max has worked in Munich, Berlin, London, New York and Washington D.C. prior to relocating to Las Vegas in 2009 for the opening of Mandarin Oriental at City Center. Prior to joining the Venetian and Palazzo, the largest hotel in world, Max worked for Mandarin Oriental for 12 years and graduated with an Executive MBA from the Royal University of Melbourne in 2013.
Hotel experience from an early age
As the son of an hotelier, Max grew up in the industry and from an early age onwards experienced many departments in various capacities including breakfast kitchen, stewarding, housekeeping, guest services, banquets and fine dining. This experience allowed him to understand and appreciate what it takes to run a hotel from all levels of the organization.
Having moved to Las Vegas in 2009, Max experienced the deep recession and adversity that the city’s residents faced. The perseverance of the local community inspired Max, and so he made Las Vegas the permanent home for his 8 year old son and him.
Max recognized as hospitality’s rising star
Earlier this year, Max was highlighted as a rising star by the Las Vegas Business Press and also serves as the President of the Las Vegas Business Academy, a local non-profit dedicated to molding the future leadership of Las Vegas. On weekends Max coaches his son’s soccer team and enjoys hiking and bouldering in Red Rock Canyon.
Max is welcomed to the NHLA Board of Directors
States Diane Gandy, NHLA President, “We are so pleased to welcome Max to the board of directors. Our board is comprised of dynamic and progressive leaders and we are looking forward to including Max’s experience and participation as we grow the association and move forward.”