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Mr. McSherry

Brian McSherry

Chief Operating Officer, M&R Hotel Management

Brian M. McSherry, a 35-year lodging industry veteran, is beginning his fourth year as chief operating officer of M&R Hotel Management, a fast-growing, owner-operator with a 16-hotel portfolio, based in Great Neck, New York. He oversees day-to-day hotel operations, development initiatives and portfolio performance and serves as liaison with third-party owners. Prior to joining M&R, Mr. McSherry was vice president of operations for Stonebridge Companies from 2012 to 2013, regional vice president for Concord Hospitality Enterprises from 2009 to 2012 and senior director of operations for Wyndham Hotel Group from 2006-2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. McSherry served in management positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Meid Enterprises LLC. M&R operates hotels under the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. Later this year, M&R is scheduled to begin operating hotels in Manhattan under the brands of Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide. In addition, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels Corp. have also certified M&R to manage selected brands. Going forward, Mr. McSherry envisions expanding M&Rís portfolio in the New York metropolitan area and beyond through third-party management contracts. The companyís more than a decade of success as an owner-operator brings an ownership perspective to its third-party clients. In addition to management, M&R provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, franchising, human resources support, sales and marketing, revenue management, food & beverage management, brand management, account and risk management audits, e-commerce, design, procurement, accounting and engineering. Please visit http://www.mrhotelgroup.com for more information.

Mr. McSherry can be contacted at 516-279-4888 or info@mrhotelgroup.com

Coming up in May 2018...

Eco-Friendly Practices: The Greening of Your Bottom Line

There are strong moral and ethical reasons why a hotel should incorporate eco-friendly practices into their business but it is also becoming abundantly clear that “going green” can dramatically improve a hotel's bottom line. When energy-saving measures are introduced - fluorescent bulbs, ceiling fans, linen cards, lights out cards, motion sensors for all public spaces, and energy management systems - energy bills are substantially reduced. When water-saving equipment is introduced - low-flow showerheads, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, and serving water only on request in restaurants - water bills are also considerably reduced. Waste hauling is another major expense which can be lowered through recycling efforts and by avoiding wastefully-packaged products. Vendors can be asked to deliver products in minimal wrapping, and to deliver products one day, and pick up the packaging materials the next day - generating substantial savings. In addition, renewable sources of energy (solar, geothermal, wind, etc.) have substantially improved the economics of using alternative energies at the property level. There are other compelling reasons to initiate sustainability practices in their operation. Being green means guests and staff are healthier, which can lead to an increase in staff retention, as well as increased business from health conscious guests. Also, sooner or later, all properties will be sold, and green hotels will command a higher price due to its energy efficiencies. Finally, some hotels qualify for tax credits, subsidies and rebates from local, regional and federal governments for the eco-friendly investments they've made in their hotels. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating sustainable practices into their operations and how their hotels are benefiting from them.