Appointments & Promotions

Loews Hotels & Co Promotes Two Managing Directors At Loews Regency New York & Loews Santa Monica Beach

New York, NY. August 15, 2017 – Loews Hotels & Co has announced the promotion of two managing directors. John Maibach will take over the reins at the Loews Regency New York Hotel, the legendary Park Avenue hotel in Midtown Manhattan, and Derek McCann as Managing Director will oversee the West Coast’s iconic, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

John Maibach’s track record for excellence is evident by his most recent role as general manager for Loews Boston Hotel. He led the property through a brand repositioning, was instrumental in introducing Loews in the Boson market and led the hotel’s extensive renovation. Now four years later, the hotel is a prominent member of the Boston tourism community.

Starting as a Housekeeping Floor Manager at the Hotel Macklowe, now the Millennium Broadway, Maibach then worked as the Executive Director of Rooms at The Plaza, New York. Prior to starting with Loews, Maibach held other General Manager positions including The Copley Square (2007 – 2013) where he oversaw an $18 million renovation and was given the difficult task of transforming a two-star hotel into a luxury property. The complete re-invention and branding of The Copley Square was met with high rates of guest satisfaction and an increase in occupancy and revenue.

As a native New York, John is excited to return to New York with his wife, two children and his beloved yellow lab, Lola-Maibs.

As a hospitality industry veteran with twenty years of management experience at hotels and resorts across the US, Derek McCann comes to Santa Monica from his most recent role as managing director of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, where he continued the property’s longstanding legacy as one of the destination’s premier resorts.

Prior to joining Loews Hotels & Co in 2014, McCann was Vice President & Hotel Manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a position he held after ten years with Gaylord Hotels. During his time in Nashville, McCann was actively involved on the boards of University of Tennessee's School of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. After nearly two decades, McCann will be returning to Los Angeles, where he began his career in hospitality as Assistant Front Office Manager of the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel.

Originally hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, McCann earned a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1996. In his free time, Derek and his wife Erika love to travel and explore the outdoors with their two children.

“Both John and Derek have a proven track record of results coupled with demonstrating operational excellence, which is at the core of what we exemplify here at Loews Hotels,” said John Cottrill, Chief Operating Officer, Loews Hotels & Co. “To be able to promote from within for such critical roles in some of our most longstanding Loews Hotels, is a testament to the leadership both of these gentlemen exhibit, we look forward to seeing that continued success in New York and Santa Monica.”

About Loews Hotels & Co Established 1960

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co hospitality company is rooted in a deep heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. The hospitality group encompasses the branded independent Loews Hotels, and a solid mix of partner-brand hotels. Loews Hotels & Co. owns and/or operates 24 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including Hotel 1000 in downtown Seattle and the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, the fifth hotel in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews Hotels portfolio features properties grounded in family heritage and dedicated to delivering unscripted guest moments all with a handcrafted approach. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit:
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Loews Regency New York

Situated boldly on New York’s Park Avenue, Loews Regency New York is conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan on New York’s famed Eastside. Each of the stunning 379 guestrooms and suites seamlessly blend iconic Art Deco design with modern sensibilities, craftily merging form and function to compliment 50 years of service expertise. Experience the Allure of Park Avenue with iconic partners Julien Farel Restore Salon and Spa and Regency Bar and Grill the Loews Regency sets a new standard in luxury and thoughtful design with a legacy of hospitality expertly orchestrated and masterfully performed. For more information visit Like Loews Regency New York Hotel on Facebook: Follow Loews Regency Hotels on Instagram:

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is one of Los Angeles' most celebrated beachfront hotels. Fresh from a multi-million dollar top-to-bottom makeover, the hotel’s 347 newly re-imagined guest rooms and suites are inspired by the bright and energizing costal environment. Boasting spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier, the award-winning pool deck features cozy fire pits and a family-friendly ice cream shop. The hotel also features two California-driven restaurants, Ocean & Vine and the new BarBelle, an expansive fitness center & eco-conscious spa, a variety of meeting spaces, and immediate proximity to Santa Monica's premier attractions. For more information visit Like Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Facebook: Follow Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Instagram:

Erica Coltun
Loews Regency New York
(212) 759-4013

Jaclyn Slifer
Loews Santa Monica Beach
(323) 491-1222

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