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Anthony Mangano Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors
for the 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
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WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 9, 2009…Anthony Mangano, CHA, Vice President of Syramada Hotel Corporation (Syracuse, NY), has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS).  Mangano, who has served on the IH/M&RS Board since 2006 and brings 25 years of industry experience to the table, will guide the nine-member Board as it develops the 94th annual IH/M&RS, taking place November 7-10, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"As a member of the Board of Directors for the past three years, Tony assumes the chairman's role with the necessary background and insight to further enhance this premier industry gathering," said Lynn White, show manager.  "We look forward to working under his leadership to develop a meaningful 2009 event in these exciting and challenging times for the hospitality industry."

Mangano is a past chairman of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association Board and currently vice president of the Syramada Hotel Corporation, which owns and operates the Ramada Inn Syracuse.  He is also a partner in Peppercorn Lodging Company, which owns and operates the Hampton Inn, Watertown, NY.   Mangano currently holds several positions on industry related boards and committees, including the Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association Board of Directors, and is the Ramada Inter-National Association Marketing Sub-Committee Chairman. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Also serving on the 2009 IH/M&RS Board of Directors are: 

  • Joseph Spinnato, president, Hotel Association of New York City; 
  • Dan Murphy, president, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; 
  • Joe McInerney, president and CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association; 
  • Vijay Dandapani, president, Apple Core Hotels; 
  • John Fitzpatrick, CEO North America, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group; 
  • Cristina Lussi, vice president sales and marketing, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid; 
  • Pedro Mandoki, president and owner, Mandoki Hospitality Group; and 
  • John Russell, CEO, NYLO Hotels, LLC.
The 94th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 7, through Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 7, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 10.  The market presents some 1,000 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by AH&LA, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM®, a dmg world media business.  

For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604-3547.  Telephone (914) 421-3249.  Fax (914) 948-6197.  E-mail: lynn_white@glmshows.com.  For attendee information, contact GLM Customer Relations at (914) 421-3237, or by email, at customer_relations@glmshows.com .  Additional information and registration is available online, at www.ihmrs.com.

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Contact:

Cate Salvatore
(914) 421-3313
E-mail: cate_salvatore@glmshows.com

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Also See: Vijay Dandapani, COO of Apple Core Hotels Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show / February 2008
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