Industry Update
Appointment 5 June 2018

Erik Palmer

Appointed Managing Director
At TWA Hotel in New York - NY, USA

Erik Palmer

Palmer will lead the spring 2019 opening and day-to-day operations of the 512-room TWA Hotel. Prior to joining MCR, Palmer served as the Hotel Manager for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, the largest non-casino hotel in the United States, transforming it into one of Marriott's top performing properties. Previously, he was General Manager at the Courtyard and Residence Inn L.A. LIVE, which ranked among the top five hotels in Marriott's western region for guest satisfaction. Palmer holds a B.S in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the University of Delaware.

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Department of Hospitality Business Management, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware

Erik Palmer (Class of 1997) is a graduate of Department of Hospitality Business Management, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware - United States
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MCR

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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Elaine Carter - Regional Director of Sales

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Stephen Batta - Senior Vice President, Operations

5 June 2018 — 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.
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