M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Edward Malone as general manager of its 105-room, full-service Holiday Inn Staten Island.
Malone, a 27-year hospitality industry veteran who has served hotels in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s operations, including sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting.
Prior to joining M&R Hotel Management, Malone was interim general manager of the Regency Inn in Richmond, Virginia. He was assistant general manager of the Quality Inn in East Windsor, New Jersey, from 2013 to 2014. From 2006 to 2010, he served Wyndham Hotel Group in Parsippany, New Jersey, as manager of franchise services and manager of operations and support.
Earlier in his career, Malone was general manager of the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and general manager of Howard Johnson hotels in Allentown and Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He began his hospitality career as food and beverage manager of the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey. Malone earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel management at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
“We believe Edward Malone’s extensive experience, both at the property level and the corporate level and particularly in the franchise area, will make him a valuable addition to our team,” said Brian M. McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer.
The Holiday Inn Staten Island at 290 Wild Ave. in the Travis section of Staten Island features a mix of king and double-queen guest rooms, 24-hour, grab-and-go market, 450 square feet of function space, 24-hour business and fitness centers, multilingual staff, guest laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building and Lillies Restaurant & Bar, which serves breakfast and dinner.
The hotel is adjacent to the 95-room Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West and 93-room Comfort Inn, also managed by M&R Hotel Management. All three are preferred hotels of the Staten Island Yankees baseball team, the Single A-short season affiliate of the New York Yankees.
M&R Hotel Management also operates three hotels in Manhattan, six in Queens, one in the Boston suburb of Braintree, Massachusetts, and one on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Its fourth Manhattan hotel, the Holiday Inn New York –Times Square South, is scheduled to open later this year.
InterContinental Hotels Group is the parent company of Holiday Inn. M&R Hotel Management’s portfolio also includes hotels under the brands of Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. In addition, M&R Hotel Management has been certified to manage brands of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Based in Great Neck, M&R Hotel Management provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, franchising, human resources support, sales and marketing, revenue management, food and beverage management, risk management audits, e-commerce, design, procurement, accounting audits and engineering in addition to on-site management.