News for the Hospitality Executive
Westin New York at Times Square
YORK – August 12, 2008 – Maryann White has been appointed general manager
of The Westin New York at Times Square. White is making her Big Apple
debut after serving as the general manager for a number of New Jersey hotels
for over two decades. She will oversee the operations for the award-winning
863-room hotel and its 560 employees.
White begins at The Westin New York at Times Square at an exciting time, as the hotel is undergoing a $20-million refreshment program, ahead of schedule, after being open less than six years. While the hotel, with its colorful, eye-catching facade, is not yet in need of renovation, the ownership company Tishman Hotel Corp., has decided to invest in the property, which has become synonymous with the remarkable renaissance of Times Square.
No stranger to the Starwood Hotels & Resorts family, the parent company for the Westin brand, White was most recently the general manager for the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey for nearly four years. There, she was responsible for making meeting planner satisfaction one of the highest of any Sheraton or Starwood property, and increased RevPAR by 36% in two years.
White began her hospitality career over 30 years ago as the restaurant manager for the Sheraton Riverhouse in Miami, Florida and climbed the ranks to be at the helm of properties for The Continental Hotel Companies, Prime Hospitality Corp., Hartz Mountain Industries, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. She attended Florida State University and has participated in over 25 professional training and additional education courses.
For hotel reservations and information, call 1-888-627-7149 or visit www.westinny.com.
A distinguished AAA Four Diamond ranked hotel, The Westin
New York at Times Square, with its eye-catching façade and signature
beam of light, is located at 270 W. 43rd Street in the heart of the world-acclaimed
theater district and within walking distance to many family-friendly sights
in Times Square. All 863 accommodations, including 126 Westin Executive
Club® rooms and suites, are designed in contemporary furnishings and
offer world-famous Heavenly Bed® and its signature Heavenly Bath, two-line
phones including cordless phone by bed and desk phone, data ports with
high-speed internet access, ergonomic desk chair, a refrigerated refreshment
center, bathrobes, deluxe grooming amenities, an iron/ironing board, a
coffee maker, an in-room safe large enough to fit laptop, and more.
The entire 23rd floor of the hotel has been converted into Spa Inspired
Guestrooms that feature an electronic Shiatsu Massage chair, aromatherapy
bath amenities, a mini-bar with healthy alternatives, health and fitness
magazines and more. Nestled atop the 44th floor with sweeping vistas
of the Hudson River is the 1,200-square foot Renewal Suite which features
chromotherapy, digital art, a spa bath, tranquil water, and light and music
features throughout. The hotel features New York City’s first Shula’s
Steak House; Bar 10, a trendy lounge; wireless internet access; 24-hour
room service; a fitness center; a spa with treatment rooms and saunas;
a concierge and theater ticket desk, among other services. The Westin
New York at Times Square was named one of America’s Top 11 Healthiest Hotels
by Health magazine and AOL CityGuide and is a certified member of the Green
Hotels Association. The hotel is interconnected to E Walk®, a
200,000 square-foot entertainment and retail complex featuring movie theaters,
restaurants, and shops.
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