News for the Hospitality Executive
(June 21, 2012) New York, New York – Hoteliers Sean MacPherson and Richard Born are pleased to announce the appointment of Audrey Laurent to the Director of Sales of The Bowery Hotel. Laurent brings more than 18 years of hospitality experience to her current role, where she manages the day-to-day sales operations and responsibilities, including guest and employee satisfaction, revenue generation, and project management for the property.
For the last 18 years, Laurent has been involved in hotel operations for a number of boutique Manhattan properties, including the Mercer, the Paramount and the Ace Hotel. Most recently, Laurent served as Operations Director for the Mercer Hotel, where she honed her skills in hospitality management for over 10 years. In previous years, Laurent worked in management positions at the Ace Hotel and the Paramount Hotel, overseeing the daily operations, including managing hotel staff, overseeing service standards, and administering operational structure.
Laurent has consulted on various hotel pre-openings and development projects in New York and China. From 2008 to 2012, she served as an Operations Consultant on the Nolitan, The Z Hotel LIC, and the Pod 39 Hotel, and provided her expertise in operations, branding, design, and concept.
“We are delighted to welcome Audrey to our team. She has a remarkable, comprehensive hospitality background and is dedicated to the hotel’s design, concept and culture.” said The Bowery Hotel General Manager Kirk Wilson.
Originally from Washington DC, Audrey spent the majority of her upbringing overseas in Paris, Belgium and England. She now resides in New York City.
ABOUT THE BOWERY HOTEL
Opened in February of 2007, The Bowery Hotel is a leader in the revitalization of the once-gritty Bowery neighborhood. Located on Bowery and 3rd Street, the hotel is home to a warm and welcoming lobby, complete with handpicked antique furnishings, complimentary newspapers, a cozy fireplace, and an outdoor patio. The hotel’s 135 guestrooms offer charming accommodations, including Queen or King beds, custom-made Bowery sheets, floor-to-ceiling windows, Turkish oushak rugs, and C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Complimentary offerings on-property include wireless internet, an extensive DVD library, and a board game collection inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums. Adjacent to The Bowery is Gemma, serving rustic Italian fare by Chef Chris D’Amico. Hoteliers Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode own and designed the 14-story property, and also own and operate The Maritime and The Jane hotels in New York City. www.theboweryhotel.com or 212-505-9100
35 East 21st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010