Mr. McSherry

Brian McSherry

Chief Operating Officer

M&R Hotel Management

Brian M. McSherry, a 35-year lodging industry veteran, is beginning his fourth year as chief operating officer of M&R Hotel Management, a fast-growing, owner-operator with a 16-hotel portfolio, based in Great Neck, New York. He oversees day-to-day hotel operations, development initiatives and portfolio performance and serves as liaison with third-party owners.

Prior to joining M&R, Mr. McSherry was vice president of operations for Stonebridge Companies from 2012 to 2013, regional vice president for Concord Hospitality Enterprises from 2009 to 2012 and senior director of operations for Wyndham Hotel Group from 2006-2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. McSherry served in management positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Meid Enterprises LLC.

M&R operates hotels under the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Later this year, M&R is scheduled to begin operating hotels in Manhattan under the brands of Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide. In addition, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corp. have also certified M&R to manage selected brands.

Going forward, Mr. McSherry envisions expanding M&Rís portfolio in the New York metropolitan area and beyond through third-party management contracts. The companyís more than a decade of success as an owner-operator brings an ownership perspective to its third-party clients.

In addition to management, M&R provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, franchising, human resources support, sales and marketing, revenue management, food & beverage management, brand management, account and risk management audits, e-commerce, design, procurement, accounting and engineering.

Please visit http://www.mrhotelgroup.com for more information.

Mr. McSherry can be contacted at 516-279-4888 or info@mrhotelgroup.com

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Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, itís that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort Ė one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms Ė they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.