Industry Update
Appointment13 August 2018

Petr Jurecka

Appointed Hotel Manager
At WestHouse Hotel in New York - NY, USA

Petr Jurecka

On August 8, 2018 Petr Jurecka officially took hold of his new position as Hotel Manager of WestHouse, a luxury boutique hotel in Midtown, New York, managed by HIGHGATE.

With more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jurecka has worked with some of the world's most reputable hotel corporations. Most recently he was resident manager at INNSIDE New York Nomad, a Meliã Hotels International property, where he oversaw and managed all aspects of the 313- room lifestyle hotel assuming the responsibilities of the general manager in his absence.

Originally from Czech Republic he attended the College of Hotel Industry and Gastronomy as well as The Institute of Hospitality Management, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management. Petr arrived in NYC in the early 2000s to continue his promising career with the luxury boutique hotel company, HK Hotels (currently known as the Library Hotel Collection). Having started as a breakfast attendant Mr. Jurecka moved through the ranks, which has allowed him to have a deeper understanding of the industry and guests' needs in the pursuit of outstanding guest services. Assuming numerous management positions that included Front Office Manager, Housekeeping Manager, and Director of Operations, at the age of 26, Petr reached a personal milestone when he became General Manager of the Casablanca Hotel in New York City, which at the time had been chosen number one on T ripAdvisor.

In 2010, after 11 years with HK Hotels, Jurecka transitioned to new challenges outside of the HK Hotels family as General Manager of Z NYC Hotel and the Sanctuary Hotel Times Square, where he oversaw a new hotel opening and a full renovation, respectively. After opening citizenM Hotel NY Times Square, in 2016 Petr joined the Denihan Hospitality Group and became Hotel Manager of the Benjamin hotel.

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