Industry Update
Appointment24 February 2017

Hervé Houdré

Named Chairman
At Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) in New York - NY, USA

Hervé HoudréThe Hotel Association of New York City has announced new officers for 2017-18, including the election of Hervé Houdré, General Manager at the InterContinental New York Barclay, as its new chairman. Mr. Houdré, a longtime board member of both the Hotel Association and NYC & Company, is regarded as one of Europe and America's most respected hoteliers and as an accomplished veteran of New York's hotel industry. Most recently, he presided over the widely acclaimed $180 million renovation of the Barclay. A leader in the field of sustainable hospitality, Mr. Houdré previously served as chair of the Hotel Association's Sustainability Committee where he helped advance and recognize sustainable practices at some of New York's largest hotels. Mr. Houdré published Sustainable Hospitality©, a white paper utilized by Cornell University's Center for Hospitality Research. He has co-edited a book named Hotel Sustainable Development: Principles and Best Practices, published in 2011 by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, together with Prof AJ Singh from Michigan State University. Mr. Houdré was named "2006 Independent Hotelier of the World" by HOTELS magazine.

Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC)

Serving the Hotel Industry since 1878, HANYC (Hotel Association of New York City) is the oldest hotel association in the US and one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation . Its founders’ mission was to establish an association that would serve as the voice of the hotel industry, supporting its members with the highest standard of services and best available resources.
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