The Hotel Association of New York City announced the addition of two new directors today, welcoming hospitality veterans Sam Ibrahim and Ann Peterson to its Board.
Mr. Ibrahim is general manager at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn's largest hotel and meeting space, where he recently oversaw the successful completion of a $50 million renovation.
Ms. Peterson is president and general manager at the New Yorker Hotel where she also recently led a successful renovation and expansion of one of the city's most iconic art deco properties.
Vijay Dandapani, president and CEO, Hotel Association of New York City, said, "Sam Ibrahim and Ann Peterson are well known throughout the industry as accomplished and respected hoteliers. We are pleased to welcome them to our Board and look forward to their outstanding contributions."
"Thank you, I am pleased and honored to be selected as a board member of the HANYC. I look forward to working together as a united group in driving business to our great city," said Ibrahim. "As a member of the hospitality industry for over 40 years, I look forward to sharing my experience and meeting the growing tourism needs of NYC."
"I look forward to working with the board members of HANYC in continuing their great work in meeting the needs of NYC's hospitality and tourism industry," said Peterson.
Established in 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its membership includes 280 of the finest hotels in New York City, representing more nearly 80,000 rooms and 50,000 employees. http://www.hanyc.org/