SALISBURY, Md., January 11, 2015—Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced the appointment of Patricia Johnson as director of sales of the 90-room Hotel Grand Union (HGU). Situated in the NoMad District at 34 East 32nd Street, the hotel has completed a $15 million renovation and is scheduled to open early 2016.
With more than a decade in the hospitality industry, Johnson has worked with esteemed hotel brands such as the Sheraton and Marriott. Most recently, she served as regional director of sales and marketing for Interstate Hotels & Resorts in New York City. In that role, she implemented strategic leadership and analysis in a task force capacity, managing The Renwick, The Gregory, The Roosevelt and NoMo hotels while developing new business and outreach. Her experience includes a long line of work with well-regarded names such as Warwick New York Hotel, Highgate and Fitzpatrick Hotel Group. Johnson is a graduate of Florida International University, CMP certified and fluent in English, Spanish and French.
“Patricia’s scope of work in the industry reaches across respected hotel names and diverse markets, giving us a strong leg-up for rapid growth when our hotel re-opens,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO. “Her level of expertise and strategic leadership, coupled with more than 34 years of Marshall Management’s proven track record, gives us confidence that she is the ideal candidate for the hotel to establish its new image in the most thriving of hotel markets. Boutique hotels are our forte, and we are confident that our role, combined with expert staff, will lead this landmark property to new success.”
Situated a few minutes away from the Empire State Building, the HGU is located in the heart of Manhattan. The property maintains a Beaux-Arts structure and the cozy feel of an NYC apartment while offering an eco-conscious design that resonates with “history, architecture, art and sustainability on a human scale.” The hotel has partnered with Gallery 151 to showcase contemporary art throughout the halls and rooms, all handpicked.
Guest rooms range from standard queen to king suite and include cozy furniture such as hand-woven Turkish rugs, plush velvet headboards and hand crafted wooden cabinetry. Amenities include monogrammed pillows, luxury 400-thread count bedding, bath and beauty products from C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries and complimentary Wi-Fi. iPads will be provided for each room by the tech concierge service along with wireless charging through a partnership with Fli Charge, a company that focuses on wire-free power. Located on each side of the main floor is a restaurant and bar with windows facing 32nd street. The 1905 lounge serves as the ideal venue for meetings and events, live entertainment, recording artist sessions, Q&A series with artists and private film screenings, among other things.