New York, New York (February 2nd, 2017) – BD Hotels, led by developersRichard Born and Ira Drukier, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Glazer as General Manager of Pod 39 in Murray Hill, New York City. Glazer brings a wealth of hospitality knowledge to his new role, where he will focus on driving the core principles of the Pod’s “young-minded” culture. Glazer will oversee all aspects of hotel operations and fiscal responsibilities at the 366-room property, including guest services, housekeeping, maintenance, sales, revenue and accounting.

Most recently, Glazer served as Hotel Manager at BD Hotels’ sister property, The Marlton. As such, Leo played a pivotal role in oversight of all departments in the 112-room hotel. Prior to BD Hotels, Glazer held numerous management positions within the Dream Hotel Group, spanning his 4-year tenure with the lifestyle hotel brand. During this time, Glazer’s accomplishments included opening the 316-room Dream Downtown and overseeing the $20 million dollar revitalization of the 210-room asset, Dream Midtown, while serving as Director of Rooms.

“We are thrilled to have a pivotal member of the BD Hotels family join us at Pod 39 as General Manager,” states Managing Director David Bernstein. “Leo’s passion to drive the highest quality experience for guests will strengthen operations at Pod 39 in addition to the Pod Hotel brand as we continue to grow.”

Glazer is a graduate of Wheaton College and now resides in New York City. He is extremely passionate about service, loves to travel, and is captivated by foreign food and culture.