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The Westin New York at Times Square Names Mary Beth O’Connor
Director of Sales and Marketing and Jim Mooney Director of Sales

NEW YORK – January 21, 2009 – The Westin New York at Times Square is pleased to announce two new executives leading the sales team: Mary Beth O’Connor, director of sales and marketing, and Jim Mooney, director of sales.  Both O’Connor and Mooney join The Westin New York at Times Square at an exciting time, as the hotel is ahead of schedule and nearing completion of the final phase of a $20-million refreshment program.  The timing for these refurbishments is also ahead of schedule, by industry standards, as the hotel has only been open for six years. 

O’Connor brings extensive New York City know-how to the 863-room hotel, after over two decades at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.  She spent the last four years in the role of director of sales.  She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and French language from Manhattanville College and was awarded her Masters of Business Administration in marketing from Pace University. 

Like O’Connor, Mooney has spent most of his career in the Big Apple, having held sales positions in Manhattan for 10 years.  He joins the Westin New York at Times Square from the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where he was also director of sales.  No stranger to Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the management company for The Westin New York at Times Square, Mooney held various positions within the Starwood family in New York City and Baltimore for nearly 13 years.  Mooney received his Global Leadership certificate from the National Business Travel Foundation and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. 

“Both Mary Beth and Jim have incredible experience within Manhattan and the Starwood family,” said Gerard Widder, hotel manager of The Westin New York at Times Square.  “We’re thrilled to welcome them to our sales team and look forward to continued success with them leading the way.”

The Westin New York at Times Square boasts over 34,000 square feet of flexible meeting space featuring 32 meeting and breakout rooms, including a dramatic, seven-story interior atrium, and three ballrooms, ranging from 220 square feet to 3,500 square feet.  There is also a 13-screen movie theatre, accommodating up to 526 people, connected to the hotel.  All of the flexible meeting space features sophisticated and extensive audiovisual capabilities and full banquet and catering services.

For hotel reservations and information, call 1-888-627-7149 or visit 

A distinguished AAA Four Diamond ranked hotel, The Westin New York at Times Square, with its eye-catching façade and signature beam of light, is located at 270 W. 43rd Street in the heart of the world-acclaimed theater district and within walking distance to many family-friendly sights in Times Square. 


Ashley Castro
T: 212.868.1900 x245

Also See: Maryann White Named General Manager of The Westin New York at Times Square / August 2008
Tishman Realty Opens the Arquitectonica Designed 863-room, 45-story Westin New York at Times Square / Oct 2002



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