M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Eldin Elezovic as general manager of the Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport hotel, located on Horace Harding Expressway in Flushing, New York.
Elezovic, a 16-year hospitality industry veteran who has served in hotel management roles in Manhattan as well as Queens, will oversee all aspects of the 84-room hotel’s operations, including sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting. An expansion project, currently underway for completion this year, will bring the guest room total to 119.
Elezovic most recently was director of operations at the Flatiron Hotel in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. From 2008 to 2015, he was in charge of a limited-service hotel portfolio at LaGuardia, and served the Crowne Plaza at John F. Kennedy International Airport from 2007 to 2008, first as director of operations and subsequently as assistant general manager.
From 2005 to 2007 he worked at the Radisson Hotel Martinique near Manhattan’s Herald Square, first as director of guest services and then as director of operations. From 2000 to 2005, he was front office manager at the Holiday Inn New York City-Midtown-57th St. hotel, also in Manhattan.
“Eldin’s depth of experience in the New York hotel market, including at hotels at both LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, makes him well qualified to lead the team as general manager at our LaGuardia property,” said Brian M. McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer.
Elezovic earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and international business at the City University of New York and is studying for a graduate degree in organizational leadership at Nyack College in New York. He speaks Bosnian, Spanish and Russian in addition to English.
M&R Hotel Management’s portfolio in Queens also includes the 136-room Holiday Inn L.I. City – Manhattan View and four hotels near Kennedy Airport: the 201-room Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport Area, the 128-room Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport Area, the 87-room Best Western JFK Airport Hotel and the 73-room Days Inn Jamaica JFK Airport.
M&R Hotel Management also operates four hotels in Manhattan and three in Staten Island. Rounding out the 16-hotel portfolio is a hotel on Long Island in Roslyn, in the Boston suburb of Braintree and a hotel on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
The company’s portfolio includes the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide also have certified M&R to manage selected brands.