Stephen BattaThe Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel has named Stephen Batta as General Manager. A 25-year veteran of the hotel industry, Mr Batta brings strong leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the New York City tourism market to his third hotel General Manager role.

Mr Batta has held senior roles in large New York hotels for more than two decades, most recently as General Manager of JW Marriott Essex House New York and Renaissance New York Hotel, and as Assistant General Manager of New York Marriott Downtown. Prior to his general manager roles, he served as Director of Food and Beverage at New York Marriott Marquis, the former RIHGA Royal New York, Seaview Marriott in Absecon, N.J., and Sheraton New York Hotels and Towers.

A leader in New York City’s hotel industry, Mr Batta is active in several organizations, including the New York Hotel Trade Council and Hotel Association of New York City, New York Hotel Trades Council Employee Benefits Funds, Food and Beverage Association of America, Les Amis dEscoffier Society Foundation, National Association of Catering Executives in New York City, and La Confrrie de la Chane des Rtisseurs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Marist College and resides in Freehold, N.J., with his wife and three children.