News for the Hospitality Executive
New York, New York (October 3, 2011) – Gansevoort Hotel Group announced today the appointment of Michael Ryan as Hotel Manager of its flagship property, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC. Ryan began his tenure with Gansevoort Hotel Group as the Director of Front Office at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, where he was a part of the hotel’s soft-opening launch team.
In his new role as Hotel Manager, Ryan will be responsible for all hotel operations, including staff management, recruitment and development, weekly payroll review, training, scheduling, and preparation of annual budgets, amongst other daily operational tasks. With more than twelve years of diverse experience in the hospitality sector, Ryan will guide Gansevoort’s current initiatives while ensuring all hotel operations are on-brand and exceeding guest expectations.
“My experience with Gansevoort Hotel Group and hotel staff in my previous role at the Park Ave. location was rewarding across the spectrum,” said Ryan. “I look forward to continuing my journey with the brand and reinforcing Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC’s reputation as one of New York City’s finest properties.”
Prior to his position with Gansevoort Hotel Group, Ryan spent four years at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami, FL, where he served in roles from Front Office Manager to Assistant Executive Manager, and ultimately landed in the position of Hotel Manager. Ryan’s experience is augmented by his extensive work in the international hospitality sector. For three years, he served as the Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel in Dublin, IRE. He completed a hotel trainee program at The Sheraton Airport Hotel in Brussels, BEL, as well as served as Front Desk Agent at The Clarence Hotel, IRE, and as Reception Supervisor at Barton Creek Hotel & Spa in Austin, TX.
“Michael’s leadership roles and extensive experience in the international hospitality sector give him an operational edge and the unique ability to identify with a diverse range of travelers,” said Elon Kenchington, Chief Operating Officer of Gansevoort Hotel Group. “We are pleased to have Michael take the lead at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC.”
Ryan received a four-year degree in International Hotel Management and Business Studies from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland. Originally from Ireland, he now resides in New York City and enjoys good wine, movies and sports.
About Gansevoort Hotel Group
Gansevoort Hotel Group (GHG), the developers of the flagship Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC in New York City's Meatpacking District, is led by William and Michael Achenbaum and partner Arik Kislin. The company manages a successful Caribbean resort property, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, which opened in April 2009. The brand's newest addition, the luxurious Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC on 29th Street and Park Avenue South, soft-opened in August 2010. The hotel features a tri-level rooftop complex, Italian restaurant, spa, salon, and fitness center. GHG specializes in full-service urban and lifestyle resorts that redefine the contemporary hotel experience. For more information, please visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com.
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