Miami Beach, Fla. – Philip Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, has been appointed the esteemed position of Chairmanship of the Advisory Council at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU), effective immediately. Mike Hampton, Ed. D., Dean of the Chaplin School, announced the news today. Hampton is very pleased that Mr. Goldfarb accepted the position and has “every confidence that his leadership will build on the university’s previous work.” Goldfarb has remained an influential alumnus of the Chaplin School since his graduation. Most recently, Goldfarb served as Vice Chair and has been a key advisor for school’s strategic initiatives for almost a decade.
“I am deeply honored to assume the Chairmanship of the Advisory Council at my alma mater, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. I will approach this opportunity with enthusiasm and dedication, and look forward to using the expertise I have gained throughout my years in the hospitality industry to benefit the students, programs, and overall Chaplin School,” states Goldfarb.
As President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Goldfarb oversees all aspects of the oceanfront hotel that spans more than 20 acres and features over 1,500 rooms and suites. Goldfarb’s education at the Chaplin School is the foundation of his extensive career in the hospitality industry, which has led to him implementing innovative programming and state-of-the-art physical enhancements at the iconic Miami Beach hotel. Under Goldfarb’s leadership, Fontainebleau launched BleauLive, an entertainment platform that merges one-of-a-kind vacation experiences with performances by top musical artists. Goldfarb has also been instrumental in numerous projects, including introducing new restaurant concepts and multi-million dollar renovations.
Goldfarb was awarded the school’s “Torchbearer Award” as well as the university’s prestigious “FIU Medallion” in 2007 and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce “Excellence in Tourism Award” in 2013. Goldfarb will bring the same expert guidance that he executes as President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau to his new role as Chairmanship of the Advisory Council at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.