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 Maryann White Named General Manager of The
Westin New York at Times Square
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NEW 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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Contact:

Ashley Castro
212.868.1900 x245
acastro@quinnandco.com

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Also See: Tishman Realty Opens the Arquitectonica Designed 863-room, 45-story Westin New York at Times Square / Oct 2002

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