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Meet Adam Heffron

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has?

Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com. Adam Heffron was recently hired as Hotel Manager at Conrad New York.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as hotel manager?

Pod Times Square Officially Opens

Times Square just got a bit more exciting with the announcement of The Pod Hotels flagship property, Pod Times Square opening this fall. The Pod Hotel collection’s wildly successful properties will see the addition of Pod Times Square, a BD Hotels property (The Mercer, The Marlton, The Bowery, The Maritime, The Greenwich). The innovative micro-hotel boasts the highest percentage of occupancy across the entire BD Hotels portfolio and will take things a set further this fall right in the center of New York City’s hustle and bustle.

Marriott Syracuse Celebrates Anniversary

Marriott Syracuse Downtown celebrates the one year anniversary of its reopening after extensive renovations. The building, formerly the home of Hotel Syracuse, has been central to the Syracuse community since it initially opened in 1924, and its 2016 reopening marked the beginning of a new era of accomplishment.

Olympia Companies and Smart Hotels to Open Sophy in Chicago

The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels are introducing a luxury boutique hotel, SOPHY, to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Specifically located on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, SOPHY will be managed by The Olympia Companies. SOPHY will be a four-diamond luxury property meeting LEED Silver standards, as well as becoming a preferred hotel to the University of Chicago.

Rebranding of Pole Position Raceway to Enhance User Experience

On June 30, Karen Davis-Farage and Eyal Farage announced that their five Pole Position raceway spaces will be rebranded to RPM Raceway, which will continue to be an indoor go-kart racing facility with all-electric and state-of-the-art sites at its locations in Jersey City, NJ, Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, Farmingdale (Long Island), NY, The Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY, and Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY with plans for a new location in Fairfield County, CT.

Grand Hyatt New York Announces Summer Adventures

The Grand Hyatt New York is offering many new experiences for its traveler guests. From its Midtown Manhattan location, the Grand Hyatt boasts of adventures including visiting the CHIHULY exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden, a new summer menu with appropriate fresh offerings, rose, and summer cocktails, and a trip to the beach, the hotel provides everything a guest might want from a NYC summer escape.

CHIHULY Welcomes Visitors to New York City for Summer Days & CHIHULY Nights

One of the most exciting events this summer for visitors of New York City is CHIHULY, an exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden. Artist Dave Chihuly created the artworks in the exhibit to be a sensory-filled experience offered between spring and fall, including art programs for children, weekend celebrations and CHIHULY nights.

EVERETT CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE GARDEN

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