M&R Hotel Management, operator of 16 hotels including 13 in New York, today announced the appointment of Danny Sanchez-Toro as general manager of the 129-room Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport Area near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica, New York.
Sanchez-Toro, a 17-year hospitality industry veteran who has managed hotels in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin, oversees all aspects of the hotel’s operations including sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting.
He most recently served M&R Hotel Management as assistant general manager of the Holiday Inn L.I. City – Manhattan View in Long Island City, New York. Prior to joining M&R, he was director of rooms at the former Holiday Inn North Haven Hotel in Connecticut from 2008 to 2012 and front office manager at the Connecticut Grand Hotel in Waterbury, Connecticut, from 2006 to 2007.
Sanchez-Toro took a two-year leave from the hotel industry to serve Carnival Cruise Lines as embarkation staff supervisor in Miami, Florida, from 2004-2005. Earlier in his career, he was guest services manager at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and assistant front office manager of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, in Wisconsin.
“Danny Sanchez-Toro’s years of experience working in hotels, including in managerial positions at Holiday Inn hotels, qualifies him to manage our Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport,” said Brian M. McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer.
Sanchez-Toro earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and rhetorical studies at Marquette University, Milwaukee. He was certified in front office management by InterContinental Hotels Group, parent of the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands, and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Sanchez-Toro serves LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, as an adjunct instructor in its Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management program.
The Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport at 153-70 South Conduit Ave. features king, queen and double rooms and a guest laundry. Complimentary amenities include 24-hour fitness and business centers, shuttle service to JFK, Express Start hot breakfast, Wi-Fi throughout the building, bottled water and daily newspaper.
The hotel is one of four M&R hotels near JFK, including the 201-room Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport, 75-room Days Inn Jamaica – JFK Airport and the 88-room Best Western JFK Airport Hotel.
M&R Hotel Management, based in Great Neck, also operates four hotels in Manhattan, three in Staten Island and two others in Queens. M&R also operates Holiday Inn Express hotels in Roslyn, New York, and the Boston suburb of Braintree, Massachusetts, as well as the Atlantique View Resort & Spa on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
In addition to the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, M&R manages hotels under the brands of Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide also have certified M&R to manage selected 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.
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