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The Westin New York at Times Square Promotes Jim Mooney
to Director of Sales & Marketing for the 863-Room Hotel

NEW YORK – May 26, 2011 – The Westin New York at Times Square is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Mooney to director of sales and marketing.  No stranger to the 863-room hotel, Mooney has spent the past two-and-a-half years as director of sales. 
 
“I am very excited about my new position, which expands my focus to include marketing functions in addition to group and leisure sales,” said Mooney.  “I am eager to continue to help this dynamic hotel evolve as it approaches its 10-year anniversary.”
 
Mooney, who has spent most of his career in the Big Apple, joined The Westin New York at Times Square in 2008, and was previously the director of sales at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.  Prior to that, he held various positions within the Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the management company for The Westin New York at Times Square, in New York City and Baltimore for nearly 15 years. 
 
Mooney received his Global Leadership certificate from the National Business Travel Foundation and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. 
 
The Westin New York at Times Square boasts over 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space featuring 32 meeting and breakout rooms, including a dramatic, seven-story interior atrium, and three ballrooms, ranging from 220 square feet to 3,500 square feet.  There is also a 13-screen movie theatre, accommodating up to 526 people, connected to the hotel.  All of the flexible meeting space features sophisticated and extensive audiovisual capabilities and full banquet and catering services.  The property was first hotel in the state of New York to receive the GS-33 Lodging Properties Silver certification from Green Seal™, and the first Westin Hotel worldwide to earn silver status. 
 
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.  The newly-renovated hotel was the first Westin Hotel and first property in New York to receive the GS-33 Lodging Properties Silver certification from Green Seal™.  All 863 Westin New York hotel rooms and suites, including the 126 Atrium Club Rooms designed by Vicente Wolf, feature the Westin New York hotel’s world famous Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bathsm; workstation with task lights, cordless phone, voicemail, data ports, and wireless and high-speed Internet access; dual-line phones; an intelligent refrigerated refreshment center replenishing favorite items automatically; in-room safe that can accommodate a laptop; AM/FM clock radio; deluxe grooming amenities; iron/ironing board; hair dryer; One-Cup coffee maker with complimentary Starbucks® coffee; individual climate control, and most offer incredible views of the city and the Hudson River.   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 throughout; 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: 
 
Elana Scheier
T: 212.868.1900 x243
escheier@quinnandco.com
 
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Also See: Terry Lewis Appointed General Manager at the 863-room Westin New York at Times Square / October 2010

Maryann White Named General Manager of The Westin New York at Times Square / August 2008
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