On Monday, December 2, 2019, leading lights from Broadway and the hotel industry gathered as the Hotel Association of New York City Foundation (HANYC Foundation) hosted the “Red Carpet Hospitality Gala,” HANYC Foundation’s Annual Dinner. The cast of Broadway’s hit musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” brought down the house with a special live musical performance. The event raised $310,000. Proceeds from the fundraiser, that took place at Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan, will go towards the HANYC Foundation.
The event was co-chaired by Vijay Dandapani, President and CEO, Hotel Association of New York City; Hermann Elger, Chairman, Hotel Association of NYC Foundation; and Fred Grapstein, Chairman, Hotel Association of New York City.
The HANYC Foundation honored Ian Schrager, Entrepreneur, Ian Schrager Company, and The Shubert Organization. Accepting on behalf of The Shubert Organization was Robert E. Wankel, President, The Shubert Organization.
Introducing Mr. Schrager and Mr. Wankel was Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels.
The event included cocktails, red carpet photographs, dinner and the performance.
The Host Committee included Charles Flateman, Executive VP, Business Development, Shubert Organization; Karambir Kang, Area Director – USA, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris; Lisa Linden, President & CEO, LAK Public Relations; Tyler Morse, CEO, MCR Development; Charlotte St. Martin, President, The Broadway League; AlanSteel, President & CEO, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; and Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels.
A pair of Delta One Round-trip Business (US 48/Canada) airline tickets were raffled off at the event.
Established in 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its membership comprises nearly 300 of the finest hotels in New York City, representing more nearly 80,000 rooms and 50,000 employees. http://www.hanyc.org/