New York, NY (June 5, 2018)Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s leading hotel company, is excited to announce the appointment of Randy Taormina as the new Managing Director of its INNSIDE by Meliá New York.

Taormina, a celebrated hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience, most recently served as Area Managing Director for Dream Hotel Group, where he oversaw both Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown. He started his career in 2004, as a General Manager Lodgian Hotels Corporation. Throughout this six-year period, he managed five properties in several cities including Dallas, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Denver and Atlanta. After leaving Lodgian Hotels Corporation in 2010, Taormina joined Highgate Hotels, first as the General Manager of Doubletree by Hilton in Syracuse, New York where he had numerous accomplishments including overseeing a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel’s public spaces. Following his tenure at Doubletree by Hilton, he became the Managing Director of Refinery Hotel in New York City and spearheaded the property’s opening in the prominent Fashion District. In 2015, he took on the role of Area Director of Operations for Highgate Hotels in Miami.

“I am looking forward to bringing my experience to INNSIDE by Meliá New York and am thrilled to join the Meliá Hotels International family, with the goal to grow our brand and footprint in NYC” said Randy Taormina, Managing Director of INNSIDE by Meliá New York. Later this year, “We have exciting changes coming to the property that will infuse the vibrant culture of New York and provide new offerings for our both our guests and locals.”

In his new position at INNSIDE by Meliá New York, Taormina will oversee all aspects of property management, and bring his financial acumen, expertise in providing five star service, and passion for team development. He will work alongside the hotel’s Resident Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing to ensure the highest standards of hospitality are implemented.

Launched in March 2016, INNSIDE by Meliá New York is a North American flagship property for the brand. The hotel features 313 spacious and modern guestrooms, including eight suites, with three offering spacious terraces and views of the Midtown skyline, that cater to both savvy business travelers and leisure guests. With a prime central location in the heart of the city, the hotel delivers smart and efficient service, contemporary design and exceptional technology to guests.