News for the Hospitality Executive
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Tauscher,
GM Mandarin Oriental
in New York, Recognized by The Greater New York Chapter of
Hospitality Sales and Marketing International
NEW YORK (June 23, 2008) – The Greater New York Chapter of Hospitality Sales and Marketing International (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the chapter’s annual awards recognizing the area’s hospitality industry leaders that display and share a passion for New York City, tourism, and the hospitality industry. The gala dinner and awards presentation was recently held at the celebrated Rainbow Room in New York City.
The chapter also acknowledged key individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in their field and a strong contribution to New York City tourism. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was honored with the night’s prestigious 15th Annual Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award for his continuous commitment to growing and enhancing the city’s tourism. George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company and chief architect of many of the successful initiatives set forth by the Mayor, accepted the award on the Mayor’s behalf. The Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award is named after a former executive vice president and chief operating officer of HSMAI, who is credited with establishing HSMAI as a highly influential international organization. In addition, OPEN Hospitality received the President’s Award, which is given by the chapter’s executive committee for organizational excellence in the industry and support of HSMAI.
“This year’s gala was a remarkable success that allowed our distinguished
award recipients to shine,” remarked Donna Quadri-Felitti, NYU Tisch Center
for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management; immediate past president
of the Greater New York Chapter of HSMAI and organizer of the awards gala.
Brenda Fields, current president of the Greater New York Chapter of HSMAI added, “These individuals represent the Greater New York Chapter’s broad range of membership and the passion that lies within all of us to be effective leaders and role models in the hospitality and tourism industry.”
The Greater New York Chapter of HSMAI Awards presented the following awards:
The Greater New York Chapter of HSMAI is the greater New York area division
of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, a professional
association whose members are committed to the sales, marketing, management,
educational or planning disciplines within the hospitality industry.
We are a socially conscious organization dedicated to educating our members
in the most efficient sales and marketing techniques and industry trends.
We provide a positive forum to meet with clients and other hospitality
Greater New York Chapter of HSMAI
|Also See:||New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Recipient of the 15th Annual Frank Berkman Tourism Achievement Award Presented by the HSMAI Big Apple Chapter / April 2008|
|HSMAI Big Apple Chapter Announces Leadership and Plans for 2007; Donna Quadri-Felitti Incoming President / January 2007|