Melissa Gray (914) 421-3263
TURF HOTELS PRESIDENT MICHAEL HOFFMAN NAMED IHMRS 2012 CHAIRMAN
WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 20, 2012…Michael Hoffman, president of Albany, NY-based Turf Hotels, has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2012 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS). More than 30 years of industry experience will assist Hoffman in leading efforts for the 97th annual IHMRS, taking place November 10-13, 2012, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“We welcome Michael’s vast industry experience to IHMRS 2012,” said Lynn White, show manager. “As an owner and operator of hotels, he understands what industry professionals are looking for from the Show. We look forward to shaping the 2012 Show under his leadership.”
As president of hotel management company Turf Hotels, Hoffman oversees four award-winning upstate New York properties – The Holiday Inn Resort/Lake George, the Holiday Inn Express/Western Avenue, the Homewood Suites Hotel/Wolf Road, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel/Saratoga Springs. He has served on the IHMRS Board of Directors for the past two years. Outside the office, Hoffman volunteers his time to several industry organizations, serving as past Chairman of the Board of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), as well as the IHG Owner’s Association.
Also serving on the 2012 IHMRS Board of Directors are Joseph Spinnato, president, Hotel Association of New York City; Jan Chesterton, president, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; Joe McInerney, president and CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association; Vijay Dandapani, president, Apple Core Hotels; John Fitzpatrick, CEO North America, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group; Pedro Mandoki, president, Mandoki Hospitality Group; Tony Mangano, vice president, Syramada Hotel Corporation; and John Russell, CEO, Advaya Hospitality.
The 97th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 10, the IHMRS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13. The market presents some 700 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts 25,000 in total trade attendance. IHMRS is co-located with Boutique Design New York (BDNY), featuring more than 200 interior product manufacturers of high-end, unique and innovative design products for hospitality.
The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM.
For IHMRS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604-3547. Telephone (914) 421-3249. Fax (914) 948-6197. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. For attendee information, contact GLM Customer Relations at (212) 204-1060, or by email, at email@example.com
. Additional information and registration is available online, at www.ihmrs.com.
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