We’re pleased to present the latest interview in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, featuring Abbie Newman. Abbie is President of LIVunLtd, a global luxury amenity services company. She has spent over two decades working at renowned luxury hotels around the globe. And like all of our Common Ground trailblazers, Abbie is a true pioneer in so many ways.
It’s our honor to shine the spotlight on women like Abbie, who are anything but common! They have paved the way for so many other women to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!
ABBIE NEWMAN, President – LIVunLtd
Abbie is a multi award-winning concierge and a former member of the prestigious International Concierge Society’s “Les clefs d’Or.” A pioneer in hospitality service, she identified the need for hotel-caliber services in residential and commercial properties. This led to her co-founding Abigail Michaels Concierge in 2001.
LIVunLtd, a global luxury amenity services company, is the happy merger between Abigail Michaels Concierge and American Leisure. As the largest consulting and lifestyle amenity services management firm in New York, LIVunLtd provides an elevated level of hospitality for the most prestigious residential buildings, commercial buildings and hotels, through amenity facility activation and management, fitness and wellness programming, spa management, and five-star concierge service. Abbie’s vast network of contacts and her impeccable reputation make her the go-to resource for real estate developers, property managers, and hotel owners who seek to differentiate their properties.
We spent some time chatting with Abbie about her career. We also discussed her impressions of gender equality in the industry and her personal experiences and perceptions of women in the workforce. Click on any or all of the videos below to see Abbie’s insightful responses and reflections.