M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Sayed Alam as vice president, operations, responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the company’s 13 hotels, ensuring they meet, if not exceed, the high service standards set by both M&R and its affiliated brands.
Alam, a 26-year hospitality industry veteran, previously served Montreal-based Lixi Hotels Group as regional vice president of operations, overseeing nine hotels, including brands of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Prior to that, he was area director of operations for Lixi, district manager for Le’Tap Hospitality Group and general manager of hotels in New York, Boston and Connecticut.
Alam earned bachelor and masters of business administration degrees from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. He earned the Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Educational Institution; general manager brand certifications for Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Best Western; and Starwood Executive Training Certification for Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton hotel brands.
“Sayed brings a broad range of experience in hotel operations to his new position, including with many of the brands in our portfolio,” said Brian McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer. “This breadth of knowledge will make him an invaluable part of our executive team as we continue to grow.”
M&R Hotel Management, based in Great Neck, New York, operates six hotels in Manhattan, including the Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square South, Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan Central Park, Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square, Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side, Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West and Comfort Inn Midtown West.
The company also manages six hotels in Queens, including the Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport Area, Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport Area, Best Western JFK Airport Hotel, Days Inn Jamaica – JFK Airport, Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport and Holiday Inn L.I. City – Manhattan View as well as one in Nassau County, New York, the Holiday Inn Express Roslyn-Manhasset Area.
M&R’s portfolio includes the brands of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western Hotels & Resorts.
M&R’s business plan calls for expansion of its portfolio in major markets across the U.S. through third-party management contracts. In addition to management, M&R provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, 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.