Gomez, an 11-year hospitality industry veteran who has managed branded as well as independent hotels in New York, will oversee the hotel’s operations, sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting.
Gomez previously served M&R Hotel Management for two and one half years as general manager of the Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Prior to joining M&R, she was director of front office operations for The Alex Hotel in New York City. From 2007 to 2011, she was overnight audit manager and front office manager at the Gardens NYC, an Affinia Hotel.
Earlier in her career, Gomez held similar positions at The Mark Hotel from 2006 to 2007 and the Best Western Convention Center Hotel, both in New York, from 2004 to 2006.
Gomez earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management at the New York Institute of Technology and is fluent in English and Spanish.
“Under Glenda’s direction, the Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia has earned numerous awards for excellent performance from the brand’s parent company, InterContinental Hotels Group,” said Brian McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer. “We look forward to her bringing the same focus and enthusiasm to her new assignment.”
The Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West features a mix of king, queen and double rooms, 24-hour fitness and business centers and guest laundry. Complimentary amenities include Express Start hot breakfast, grab-and-go lobby market, Wi-Fi throughout the building, bottled water and daily newspaper.
The hotel is near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Times Square, the Broadway theater district and world-class shopping and restaurants. The hotel is also a short walk from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, making it a convenient choice for pre- and post-cruise visits to the Big Apple.
The hotel is one of four M&R-managed properties in Manhattan, including the 89-room Comfort Inn Midtown West at 548 West 48th St., the 132-roomHoliday Inn NYC – Lower East Side at 150 Delancey St. and the 271-room Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square at 585 Eighth Ave., which opened last week.
M&R Hotel Management, based in Great Neck, also operates six other hotels in Queens, including four near John F. Kennedy International Airport and one in Long Island City, as well as three hotels in Staten Island. The company operates a hotel in the Boston suburb of Braintree, Massachusetts, and two hotels on the Caribbean islands of St. Maarten and Dominica.
M&R’s portfolio includes the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. In addition, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have certified M&R to manage select brands.
M&R’s business plan calls for expansion of its portfolio in the New York metropolitan area and beyond through third-party management contracts. The company’s more than decade of success as an owner-operator brings an ownership perspective to its third-party clients.
In addition to management, M&R provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, franchising, human resources support, sales and marketing, revenue management, food & beverage management, brand management, account and risk management audits, e-commerce, design, procurement, accounting and engineering.