The Key to New York City Hospitality!
Serving the Hotel Industry since 1878, HANYC (Hotel Association of New York City) is the oldest hotel association in the US and one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation . Its founders’ mission was to establish an association that would serve as the voice of the hotel industry, supporting its members with the highest standard of services and best available resources. Today the Hotel Association of New York City is an internationally recognized leader in New York City’s $5 billion tourism industry, representing nearly 300 of the finest hotels with over 80,000 rooms and approximately 50,000 employees.
In a city that serves as a global center for entertainment, media finance and culture, the hospitality industry plays a pivotal role. HANYC continues to anticipate the growing needs of its member hotels within New York City’s ever changing economic and political climate. The Association advocates on behalf of its members on a variety of legislative areas besides setting the standard for training, best practices and cooperative initiatives with a number of key New York City stakeholders.
President and CEO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Steve Batta, Chairman||Highgate Hotels|
|Hervé Houdré, Founder||
H2 Sustainability Consulting
|Vijay Dandapani, President and CEO||Hotel Association of New York City|
|John Schafer||Grand Hyatt New York|
|Daniel Fevre||Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport|
|Geoffrey Mills||Hudson Hotel|
|Craig Russel||Roger Smith Hotel|
|John Fitzpatrick||Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America|
President and CEO
Vice President of Member Relations and Development
CFO / Controller
Manager of Digital Services
Steve Batta, Highgate Hotels
Shane Cookman, Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel
Vijay Dandapani, President and CEO Hotel Association of New York City
Diarmuid Dwyer, New York Hilton Midtown
John Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America
Fred Grapstein, Hotel Pennsylvania
Sam Grabush, Highgate Hotels
Becky Hubbard, Lotte New York Palace
John Rieman, JW Marriott Essex House
Robert Lafferty, Highgate Hotels
John Schafer, Grand Hyatt New York
Marc Sternagel, The Roosevelt Hotel
Charmaine Stafford, IHG Hotels
Sean Verney, Sheraton New York Times Square
Kane Kessler, P.C.
- David R. Rothfeld, Esq.
- Steven Cohen, Esq.
- Robert L. Sacks, Esq.
- Lois M. Traub, Esq. —– 646-957-3826
- Alexander Soric, Esq. —– 917-613-8459
- Jennifer M. Schmalz, Esq. —– 845-519-9119
- Jaclyn K. Ruocco, Esq. —– 973-902-9489
- Joseph Tangredi, Esq. —– 917-803-8002
Metropolitan Public Strategies, Inc.
Neal Kwatra, CEO
Austin Shafran, Senior Vice President
Suri Kasirer, President
LAK Public Relations, Inc.
Lisa Linden, President & CEO
David Simpson, Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Wealth Management Advisor
Yatin Doshi, Senior Vice President
Davis, Ward & Hochman LLP Larry B. Hochman, CPA, Partner
David H. Ward, CPA, Partner
Office of the Impartial Chairperson
W. R. Dadukian Duke Associates
Bunny Grossinger Bunny Grossinger Enterprises
Marilyn Q. Lipman
Arnold Tanner Westchester Country Club
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Chip Rogers, President & CEO
The Broadway League Inc.
Charlotte St. Martin, President
Credit Management Association
Michael Mitchell,CAE, President & CEO
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals – New York City Chapter
Elena Mitronich, President
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
Consuela Hooblal, President
Kathie Stapleton, Executive Director
Hotel Engineers Association of New York
Sarah Berman, Executive Director
The Leading Hotels of the World, LTD.
Ted Teng, President & CEO
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Liza Parker, Chief Operating Officer
NYC & Company
Fred Dixon, CEO
NYC Hospitality Alliance
Andrew Rigie, Executive Director
New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
Mark Dorr President
New York State Restaurant Association
Melissa Autlio Fleischut, President & CEO
Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Jonathan Newbury, Vice President
RMPG, a York RSG Co.
Liam J. Dunne, President/CEO
Big Apple Greeters.
Alicia Pierro, Executive Director
John Schafer, Chairman Grand Hyatt New York
Steve Batta Highgate Hotels
Sam Grabush Highgate Hotels
John Rieman JW Marriott Essex House New York
Robert Snyder Tishman Hotel Corporation
Sean Verney Sheraton New York Times Square