General Manager Jonathan Frolich of Andaz 5th Avenue - Biography

New York, NY

September 2011

Jonathan Frolich knows about the importance of patience and loyalty in the world of hospitality. The industry veteran and native Australian has seen his career evolve all the way from the Regency Park Hotel School in South Australia to general management of the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City. And for much of that time—a decade and a half, give or take—Frolich has worked and grown under one brand, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

Through his decade and a half with Hyatt, Frolich has held management positions at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Park Hyatt Sydney, and the former Park Hyatt Los Angeles, among other locations. And throughout those years, the very hands-on Frolich oversaw every aspect of hotel management and development. Over the course of the last two years, his energies have been exclusively devoted to development of the Andaz brand.

Rather than abide by traditional lines of brand growth, Frolich concentrated on cultivating creative ways to drive the industry forward and breathe new life into older hospitality practices. And as general manager of its second New York location, Andaz 5th Avenue, Frolich has also worked to set and maintain rigorous standards for the growing Andaz collection, which also has properties in London and Los Angeles. In his personal time, Frolich pursues interests in travel, art, design, architecture, food, and wine.