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The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel proudly welcomes Leon Goldberg to the team, with his recent promotion to Complex Director of Sales and Marketing for both the Sheraton New York Times Square and the New York Marriott Marquis. Mr. Goldberg brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the property, the third-largest hotel in New York City.  He has been the Director of Sales and Marketing at the New York Marriott Marquis for 10 years.

In his new role, Mr. Goldberg will develop and lead sales and marketing strategy for both the New York Marriott Marquis and the Sheraton New York Times Square hotels.

Mr. Goldberg’s extensive hospitality career began on the west coast as a sales manager at The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, followed by his position as Director of Convention Sales at the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau. He then moved to the east coast to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel as a member of the sales team and later was promoted to Director of Sales for groups and conventions. His New York experience also includes his service as Director of Sales & Marketing for the (former) RIHGA Royal, a JW Marriott Hotel and all-suite luxury property. He then moved to San Francisco, where he served as Director of Sales & Marketing at the San Francisco Marriott, before returning to New York City.

During his 25-year career in hospitality, Mr. Goldberg has received many Marriott International awards, including Sales and Marketing Leader of the Year, Sales Team of the Year and Presidents Circle Award (multiple times). He was also named Marketer of the Year 2013 by the New York Chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Mr. Goldberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Management from the University of Massachusetts and a diploma in Hotel Management from Hotelconsult in Brig, Switzerland. Born in South Africa, Mr. Goldberg currently lives in Westchester County with his wife and two daughters.

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is the flagship property of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. For more information about the hotel, go to www.SheratonNewYork.com or call the hotel directly at 212-581-1000.

About Sheraton New York Times Square

Situated on the edge of Times Square, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers a perfect combination of comfort, convenience and Manhattan style. With 1,780 newly renovated rooms, the hotel appeals to vacationers and business travelers alike, with amenities such as the welcoming Lobby Lounge and convenient Link Café, a full fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, the casual Hudson Market restaurant, cozy fireplace nook and the sought-after Club Lounge with panoramic views of Manhattan. The hotel unveiled a $180 million top-to-bottom renovation in 2013, which included a complete redesign of the guest rooms to incorporate a sophisticated look with a contemporary touch and elegant feel. With 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the Metropolitan Ballroom and the Executive Conference Center, the hotel is an ideal location for business meetings and functions from 3 to 3,700. For more information, go to www.SheratonNewYork.com.

Contact: Jennifer Maguire

jennifer@jmc-pr.com / 212-579-0159

About the New York Marriott Marquis

Located in the heart of Times Square and Broadway’s bustling theater district, the 49-story New York Marriott Marquis is one of the largest Marriott hotels in the world. This landmark hotel, which opened in 1985, was designed by John Portman and has great architectural interest, including a 37-story atrium with 12 glass-enclosed smart elevators, 1,966 spacious and comfortably-appointed guest rooms and over 100,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. Visitors enjoy several restaurant choices, including The View, New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant, and Crossroads, for all-day dining. Classic and cool cocktails are served at the dramatic Broadway Lounge, where guests can relax while overlooking the lights of Broadway. For more information, visit:  www.nymarriottmarquis.com

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