Industry Update
Appointment 5 June 2018

Stephen Batta

Appointed Senior Vice President, Operations
At MCR in New York - NY, USA

Stephen Batta

Batta leads the operations for MCR's entire independent full-service hotel portfolio. Previously, Batta served as General Manager of the 1,780-room Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Batta was also the General Manager of the luxury JW Marriott Essex House New York and the Renaissance New York Hotel. A leader in New York City's hotel industry, Batta is the Secretary of the Hotel Association of New York City, where he chairs the finance committee and is a member of the audit and nominating committees. He also serves as a Trustee for the New York Hotel Trades Council & Hotel Association of New York City Inc. Employee Benefit Funds. Batta received a B.S. in Business Marketing from Marist College.


MCR is the sixth-largest hotel owner-operator in the country and has invested in and developed 104 hotel properties with more than 12,000 rooms in 27 states. MCR’s hotels are operated under 11 brands.
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