NEW YORK—The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) has named Anthony Mangano as chairman of the board for this year’s 100th anniversary event, scheduled to take place Nov. 7-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here.
A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Mangano is currently president and majority shareholder of Syramada Hotel Corporation in Syracuse, NY, which owns and operates the Ramada Syracuse, a 150-room, full-service hotel. He is also a partner in Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn and Super 8 Motel, all in Liverpool, NY, and the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites in Watertown, NY.
Mangano also served in several positions and committees of the Ramada Inns International Association, including three terms as an elected executive committee member. Mangano recently served as chairman of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSHTA), and has held several positions on industry-related boards and committees, including vice chair of the Oncenter Convention Center Complex in Syracuse, NY; president of the Greater Syracuse Hospitality & Tourism Association; and the president of the New York State Ramada Management Association. Mangano graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration.
“Tony’s nine years of experience as a member of the IHMRS Board of Directors makes him the perfect candidate to lead the show during this centennial celebration year,” said Phil Robinson, group show director, Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which manages IHMRS.
IHMRS also added John Tsunis and Hervé Houdré to the nine-member Board of Directors. Tsunis is chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels LLC and chairman and CEO of Gold Coast Bank, based on Long Island, NY.
Houdré is currently the regional director of operations and general manager of the InterContinental New York Barclay, beginning his tenure there in October 2009. He previously held the position of general manager at the Willard Intercontinental Washington D.C.