M&R Hotel Management Appoints Brian McSherry as Chief Operating Officer
GREAT NECK, NY – October 10, 2013 – M&R Hotel Management, a fast-growing, owner-operator based in Great Neck, N.Y., today announced the appointment of?Brian M. McSherry?as chief operating officer, responsible for overseeing the company?s existing portfolio of hotels in the greater New York metropolitan area and its growth nationwide.
Amit Gandhi, M&R president, said McSherry?s responsibilities include assembling a leadership team to transform the company from a regional operator to a national management company with assets nationwide.
?With the competition among hotel management companies, it?s essential that M&R become truly best in class,? Gandhi said. ?Brian has the leadership skills and operating experience to achieve that goal and grow the M&R portfolio.?
McSherry is a 32-year lodging industry veteran with extensive experience working for major brands including Marriott, Hilton and Wyndham. He also served major franchisors in senior leadership roles, overseeing both full- and select-service hotels in the United States, Mexico and Caribbean.
He previously was vice president, operations, for Stonebridge Companies, a hotel management company in Englewood, Colo. In that role, he oversaw the company?s properties in four states and the ground-up development of two hotels in Manhattan.
From 2009 to 2012, McSherry was regional vice president for Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a hotel development and management company in Raleigh, N.C. He supervised the company?s the largest portfolio including hotels in eight states that generated more than $125 million in sales.
McSherry came up through the ranks in food and beverage and served as general manager of hotels operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Meid Enterprises, Columbia Sussex Corp., Regal Hotels International, Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide.
He earned his master of business administration degree in global management at the University of Phoenix, Arizona, and a bachelor of science degree in hotel management and associate?s degree in culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. He is a resident of Norwood, N.J.
M&R Hotel Management operates hotels in Manhattan and Staten Island as well as La Guardia Airport and JFK International Airport. The portfolio includes brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide both recently certified M&R to manage hotels under their respective brands.
M&R also provides hotel development consulting including site selection, feasibility analysis, design, planning and assistance selecting contractors and obtaining permits, financing and franchise brand licenses.