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Conrad New York Appoints Adam Heffron as Hotel Manager

NEW YORK, NY. July 24, 2017 – Conrad New York announced today the appointment of Adam Heffron as Hotel Manager. In his role, Heffron will support in managing daily operations of the luxury all-suite hotel. Heffron brings more than a decade of hospitality management experience to Conrad New York, he most recently served as the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City since 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome Adam as our new Hotel Manager at Conrad New York,” said Robert Rechtermann, General Manager, Conrad New York. “With his many achievements and successes in previous leadership roles, we look forward to Adam bringing his knowledge to our team. He will be an important addition to the hotel and our focus on always elevating our presence in the luxury hotel market in NYC.”

“I am humbled to be appointed Hotel Manager at Conrad New York,” Heffron said. “I look forward to a dynamic team, especially as Conrad New York plays a role in the ongoing resurgence of downtown New York.”

Heffron will be a strategic business leader responsible for expanding the hotel’s success in all operational, revenue based and customer relations facets. Heffron previously served as the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City, where he was the leader for 198 room, all-suite hotel and was selected as a member of the 2016 DoubleTree Circle of Leadership, recognizing the brands top performing General Managers. Additionally, Heffron spent more than 10 years in a variety of roles including, Director of Operations at the Hilton Newark Airport, Assistant General Manager of the Embassy Suites Washington D.C Convention Center and Assistant General Manager of Hotel Lombardy, Washington, DC. Heffron began his career as the revenue manager of RB Properties, Inc. in 2006.

Heffron earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Towson University and a Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He resides in Jersey City, New Jersey with his wife, Neda and 4 year old daughter, Madeline.

To learn more about Conrad New York, please visit www.conradhotels.com/newyork or call 212.945.0100. For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit please visit http://news.conradhotels.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Conrad New York

Located in the heart of lower Manhattan's Battery Park City, Conrad New York is a contemporary luxury hotel which was recently awarded with prestigious LEED Gold for New Construction Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institution (USGBI). With magnificent views of the Hudson River, this exceptional 463 all-suite hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, and in close proximity to many of the city's important and historic landmarks and prominent neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo. Conrad New York offers a new standard of luxury, featuring spacious guestrooms that average over 430 square feet, each outfitted with integrated technology, flat-screen televisions and individual climate control, as well other unparalleled in-room amenities. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel's seasonal "green roof" features a striking rooftop bar with endless views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan. The hotel boasts over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including the 6,200 square-foot Gallery Ballroom; Union Square Events (USE) is the exclusive caterer. Follow Conrad New York on social media pages: @ConradNewYork.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collection of 1, 3, or 5 hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com or through the intuitive digital Conrad Concierge app. Consisting of 28 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com or following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact:
Vildana Kurtovic
Vildana.Kurtovic@ConradHotels.com
(646) 769-4208

Mark Ricci
Mark.Ricci@hilton.com
(212) 261-5836

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