M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Z.B. Moham, a 25-year lodging veteran, as area general manager to oversee two of its four hotels near John F. Kennedy International Airport: the 73-room Days Inn Jamaica – JFK Airport and the 87-room Best Western JFK Airport Hotel.
In this role, Moham oversees operations, sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting for the two hotels.
Prior to joining M&R, Moham was area general manager for the Best Western Plus Seaport Inn Downtown and The Gem Hotel SoHo, both in Lower Manhattan. From 2005 to 2006, he was general manager of the Best Western Plus Seaport Inn. He was assistant general manager of the former DoubleTree by Hilton JFK from 2002-2004 before being promoted to general manager in 2004.
Earlier in his career, Moham served in increasingly responsible front desk positions at the Ramada Plaza Hotel LaGuardia Airport in Queens and, starting in 1992, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City − Times Square and The Kimberly, A Boutique Suite Hotel, both in Manhattan.
“Z.B.’s broad experience as a general manager, including at a number of airport hotels, makes him well-qualified to assume his new role at two of our properties at JFK,” said Brian M. McSherry M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer.
Moham studied at Hunter College and Vaughn College, both in New York. He is certified in food safety protection, boiler operations and fire safety.
M&R Hotel Management’s other hotels at JFK Airport are the 201-room Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport Area and the 128-room Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport Area.
In addition, M&R Hotel Management operates two other hotels in Queens, five in Manhattan, three on Staten Island and one in Nassau County. The company’s newest hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan Central Park, opened on West 58th Street in October 2016.
M&R Hotel Management’s portfolio includes the brands of lnterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Marriott International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. In addition, the company has been certified to manage selected brands of Hilton Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Based in Great Neck, New York, 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.