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   Jodi Gellman Named Director of Catering
Hotel Thayer at West Point
West Point, NY (June 2003) The historic Hotel Thayer at West Point recently appointed Jodi Gellman of Monroe, NY, as its new Director of Catering. Ms. Gellman had previously served as Director of Marketing and Sales, Conference Services, at the Thayer from 1992 to 1999.  As Director of Catering she is responsible for all aspects of the department, including the day-to-day activities. 

Prior to rejoining the Thayer, Ms. Gellman worked as Manager, Education Administration, and Meeting Planner for Groupe Clarins in New York City from 2000 to 2003. She also worked as Meeting Planner at Pfizer Pharmaceutical Group (Tascor) in Rye Brook, NY, from 1999 to 2000.  Ms. Gellman began her career in the hospitality industry at the Hotel Macklowe in New York City, where she was a Program Manager from 1989 to 1991.

Built in 1926, the Thayer Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only full-service hotel on the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Albany, New York.  Over the years, it has hosted a long line of dignitaries and celebrities including General Tommy Franks, General Douglas Mac Arthur, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy, Her Royal Highness Princess Alsha Bint-Huessen of Jordan, singer Luciano Pavarotti, actors George C. Scott and Gregory Peck the cast of  “The Sopranos,” and many others.

Originally constructed to accommodate U.S. Military Academy personnel and their guests, the Thayer Hotel was a successor of the original West Point Hotel.  The Hotel is named for Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, Superintendent of the Academy from 1817 to 1833.


Hotel Thayer
674 Thayer Road
West Point, New York

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