Nancy J. Friedman
An industry thought leader, creative pioneer and award-winning strategist, Nancy Friedman continues to set the benchmark for public relations done right for hotels, luxury brands and destinations. The inspiration behind many of the world’s most lauded property and lifestyle product stories, Nancy and her team have launched more than 70 hotels in New York City alone. From her early ascent to the head of PR for Ian Schrager & Steve Rubell to her current post as a Partner in MMGY Global, where she helps steer one of the industry’s most talented PR teams, Nancy’s rare combination of grace and tenacity have led to countless industry firsts. Today, she is the go-to PR counsel to some of the most innovative leaders in hospitality and a tour de force behind Hotel Week NYC™. Recognized for its long-lasting relationships, NJF’s relentless focus on results is driven by Nancy’s signature “no stone unturned” philosophy, a value-driven, think-to-the-next-opportunity approach that creates demonstrable ROI and continues to set the agency apart. A respected industry voice, Nancy is invited to sit at industry roundtables and is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers. A passionate traveler, hotel geek, tennis player, skier, cyclist, foodie – and always a media junkie at heart – she is most proudly the mother of Emily and Michael.