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Rosario Bianchi Named General Manager for the
Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, New York City

NEW YORK, NY – June 12, 2006 –Rosario Bianchi has been promoted to general manager for the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, 141 E. 44th Street, according to John Fitzpatrick, CEO-North America for the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group.  In his new role, Bianchi will lead the operations of the 155-room hotel, meeting facilities, with additional responsibilities overseeing the Wheeltapper Pub.
“Rosario brings a wealth of experience in hospitality to our team, and his commitment to providing top customer service enhances our ability to provide a welcoming destination in the midst of New York City’s bustle,” said Fitzpatrick.
Bianchi’s experience in hospitality ranges from conference services and food and beverage management, to catering and room sales, and front of the house management.  Prior to joining the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group as assistant general manager in 2005, he worked with the Morgans Hotel Group’s Gramercy Park Hotel.  He also served in a variety of roles with Hyatt Hotels at the Grand Hyatt New York and Hyatt Regency Baltimore, and with the Waldorf=Astoria.  
Bianchi earned a bachelor of arts degree in professional studies management at Cazenovia College in Syracuse, New York.  Originally from New York City, he currently resides in Queens with his wife.
About Fitzpatrick Hotel Group
The Fitzpatrick Hotels offer Irish hospitality with an Irish accent. Business and leisure travelers find the locations and ambiance of both New York properties welcome destinations in the Big Apple. The Fitzpatrick Grand Central features 155 guest rooms and suites with a full array of amenities and services for both business and leisure travelers, plus the Wheeltapper Pub, a quaint Old-World railroad theme. The 92-room Fitzpatrick Manhattan offers 46 spacious suites and an excellent location near top international business headquarters and some of the city’s most renowned theatres and museums.  This property offers Fitzers Restaurant, an authentic Irish restaurant that features a bar built entirely in Ireland and shipped from the mother country. Small meetings and intimate social occasions at both locations are managed with care.  For more information on Fitzpatrick Hotels – North America or to learn more about special packages and offerings, visit the website at

Kelly Wisecarver
PHONE: 847-424-1200

Also See: Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / The Boutique Search Firm / June 2006


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