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 Cristina Lussi Named Chairman of the Board of Directors
of the 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
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WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 5, 2006…Cristina Lussi, director of sales and marketing, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club (Lake Placid, NY), has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS). In addition, Anthony Mangano, CHA, vice president, Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY), has been appointed to the nine-member Board. The 91st annual IH/M&RS will take place November 11-14, 2006, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Lussi has been a Board member of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) since 1992, serving as chairman from 2003-2005. She is currently director of sales and marketing of the Lake Placid Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club and vice president of the Lake Placid Vacation Corporation. Her affiliations are numerous, including memberships with the New York State Restaurant Association, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Meeting Professionals International and National Tour Association. Lussi is a graduate of St. Lawrence University.

Mangano is the current chairman of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association Board and brings 23 years of industry experience to the IH/M&RS Board. He is vice president of the Syramada Hotel Corporation, which owns and operates the Ramada Inn Syracuse. Mangano currently holds several positions on industry related boards and committees, including the Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association Board of Directors, Ramada Inter-National Association Executive Committee and the New York State Ramada Management Association. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Board members for the 2006 IH/M&RS include: 

  • Chairman, Cristina Lussi, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club (Lake Placid, NY); 
  • Treasurer, Joseph E. Spinnato, Esq., Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC); 
  • Secretary, Daniel C. Murphy, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); 
  • Vijay Dandapani, Apple Core Hotels (New York, NY); 
  • Chester Deptula, Surrey Hotel (New York, NY); 
  • Anthony Mangano, Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY); 
  • Joseph McInerney, American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA); 
  • Gene Rupnik, Rupnik Hospitality Management (Springfield, IL); and 
  • John Russell, NYLO Hotels, LLC (Atlanta, GA).
The 91st annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 11, the IH/M&RS will feature three days of exhibits from Sunday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 14. The market presents some 1,200 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®).

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Contact:

Cathy Steel
(914) 421-3263
melissa_becker@glmshows.com

Also See: Vijay Dandapani Appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show for 2005 / January 2005

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