NEW YORK, NY, March 5, 2014 – The iconic New Yorker Hotel today announced its rebrand with worldwide Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® as it becomes the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Formerly a Ramada franchise; the new, New Yorker Hotel will operate under the prestigious flag of the renowned hotel brand.
As the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel embraces the new partnership, it also embarks on a fresh look with the rollout of a five-year, multi-million dollar renovation that will modernize the 1,083-room property including the hotel’s exterior, 114 guestrooms (additional rooms slated for 2015 and 2016), revamped ballroom facilities and meeting space as well as upgraded food and beverage outlets. The objective of the new look and renovation is to reposition the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel as one of the city’s largest hotels and emerging as a true leader within the corporate and social function spaces.
“It is a true pleasure to become part of this team and have the opportunity to lead the exciting repositioning effort for one of New York City’s most iconic properties,” said President and General Manager, Dr. Ann Peterson. With our new look, new team and rebrand, we are excited for the future of the storied hotel,” she said.
To carry out the renovation plans and new vision for the property, Peterson welcomed a new management team to rebuild various departments. As part of the turnaround process, Peterson brought in John Yazbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing; Frank Cear, Director of Finance, Barry Rauch, Director of Operations; Will Reed, Director of Information Technology; and Ray Gronau, Director of Human Resources to lead each respective department within the hotel.
Prior to joining The New Yorker Hotel team, Peterson served as area general manager for Crescent Hotels and Resorts in Minnesota. During her 34 years in the hospitality industry, Peterson has worked for several major hospitality brands including Omni Berkshire, Crowne Plaza Times Square and the Intercontinental Hotels Group.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.newyorkerhotel.com/ or call (866) 800-3088.
About The New Yorker Hotel
Conveniently located at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and just steps from the Jacob Javits Convention, the New Yorker Hotel is well-suited for groups, business and leisure travelers, as well as anyone seeking a great value in an unrivaled location in Manhattan. The hotel features 912 guest rooms, 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, an award-winning catering department, the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner and Cooper’s Tavern as well as Sky Lounge, located on the 39th floor, it offers unprecedented views of the New York City skyline. The hotel boasts a complimentary Fitness Center and a fully-equipped Business Center. Most recently, the property was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for providing outstanding service in addition to being named “Favorite Family Friendly NYC Hotel” by About.com. An iconic part of the New York City skyline, The New Yorker Hotel has had numerous notable guests such as former President John F. Kennedy, boxer Muhammad Ali, Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson, New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, and inventor Nikola Tesla, who lived at the hotel for ten years.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, part of Wyndham Hotel Group and a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting http://www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at http://www.wyndhamrewards.com. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands. Additional information is available at http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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