TJM Appoints John Lowe General Manager and Kevin Cushing Director of Sales and Marketing for The Claridge - A Radisson Hotel
February 22, 2018 12:58pm
Atlantic City, NJ, February, 2018 ... Continuing to expand its management team and sales force, The Claridge - a Radisson Hotel, has appointed hospitality expert John Lowe as General Manager and Kevin Cushing as Director of Sales and Marketing.
"We're delighted to welcome John to The Claridge," says Cem Erenler, Vice President Operations and Development at TJM Hotels and Resorts. TJM is the owner of the Claridge and several properties in the Northeast and Florida. "He brings 30 years of invaluable experience in the New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware markets and a stellar reputation in the hotel and conference industries. Our operations are now backed by a top sales team with in-depth background in Atlantic City and its regional markets."
Mr. Lowe's resume spans leadership positions in operations, food and beverage, finance and conference management. He began his career in various area hotels and restaurants, holding management positions at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza in Philadelphia, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. at the Hilton Wilmington/ Christiana in Newark, Delaware and the Crowne Plaza Wilmington. As an executive for Meyer Jabara Hotels, he served as General Manager of The Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley Conference Center and Area General Manager of Harbor Magic Hotels in Baltimore. More recently, he served as general manager of the Westin Mount Laurel.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lowe has been actively engaged in community relations, spearheading numerous charitable efforts and partnerships with business and community groups.
His contributions to the industry as an executive, mentor and teacher at the University of Delaware have been recognized with numerous Manager of the Year awards, including the American Hotel & Lodging Associations' National Manager of the Year.
Mr. Lowe attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey. He resides in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with his wife, Maria, and their two children, Rachael and Brandon.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Kevin Cushing comes to The Claridge with years of in-depth experience in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey market. His credits include successful sales and marketing positions with such major brands as Hilton, Sheraton, Westin and Best Western Plus. He was responsible for sales at three Philadelphia conference center properties: Four Points by Sheraton, Days Inn and the opening of the Best Western Conference Center.
Mr. Cushing also held sales and marketing positions at the Sheraton University City, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, Hilton Philadelphia Cherry Hill, Philadelphia Airport Hilton and the Westin Great Southern in Columbus, Ohio. His successful sales efforts have garnered numerous awards for Kevin and the hotels he represents including Sales Director of the Year.
Mr. Cushing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He resides in Marlton, New Jersey.
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the claridge - a radisson hotel
An Atlantic City landmark and legend, the historic Claridge Hotel stands at the center of the fabled Boardwalk at the corner of Park Place and Boardwalk, overlooking the ocean and Brighton Park. Opened in 1930, this Art Deco architectural gem was once, at 24 stories, the tallest hotel in America and known as "The Sky Scraper by the Sea." The Claridge hosted the famous and the infamous. John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra were guests. Mobsters Al Capone and Nucky Thompson favored The Claridge, an important part of the notorious Boardwalk Empire.
Returned to its Art Deco splendor in 2014, The Claridge is now a part of one of the world's most recognized hotel brands as a Radisson property. This new partnership offers The Claridge - and by extension, Atlantic City - an opportunity to expand its global reach via Radisson's worldwide reservations systems and marketing programs. In 2016, The Claridge greatly expanded its meetings and event space with the addition of the 15,000 square foot Conference Center at The Claridge.
VÜE, The Rooftop Bar & Lounge at The Claridge is now open to the public, and can also serve as an exceptional venue for private parties. With spectacular ocean views, a cosmopolitan menu and a contemporary design, VÜE is a chic new addition to The Claridge's other popular venues that include Malcolm's, The Twenties Restaurant, The Celebrity Lounge and The Beer and Wine Garden in Brighton Park.
The Claridge offers 480 luxurious guestrooms and suites, many with ocean views and Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms are equipped with Frette linens, flat-screen TV, in-room safe, Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer and deluxe toiletries.
The Claridge is known for its entertainment, and the newly renovated Celebrity Theater is the scene of classic Broadway musicals and performances. The Malcolm Lounge showcases top musical talent.
With 100,000 square feet of conference and event space, The Claridge Hotel is ideal for weddings, special events, parties and meetings. The Ocean Front Grand Ballroom with its vaulted blue and gold ceiling, brilliant chandeliers and sea views, accommodates up to 450 guests at weddings, dinners and special events.
For reservations and information call 844-224-7386 or access our website at http://www.claridge.com/.
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