NEW YORK, NY– Grand Hyatt New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Gaeta as Director of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Gaeta will lead the sales and marketing strategies for the hotel as well as generate revenue for the hotel through room bookings, meetings, weddings and events. With a premier location in Midtown Manhattan attached to Grand Central Terminal and steps away from some of the city’s best culture and attractions, Grand Hyatt New York offers 1,306 spacious guestrooms and suites ranging from 600 to more than 3,500 square feet, a Grand Club, over 60,000 square feet of meeting space, extensive and customizable catering menus and the hotel’s modern seasonally inspired restaurant, New York Central, which features an open kitchen and wall-to-wall windows overlooking New York City.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Joe’s expertise join our team here at Grand Hyatt New York and we welcome him to the Hyatt family,” said Area Vice President & General Manager John Schafer. “His ambition, deep New York City knowledge and proven sales track record makes him an ideal candidate for the role and we are confident he will take the hotel’s sales and marketing efforts to new heights.”
Gaeta brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to his role, working for some of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan. Gaeta began his hospitality career when working at a yacht club on Long Island during his time at Adelphi University, followed by his role as Front Desk Manager at what is now the London Hotel in New York. Gaeta’s impressive pedigree includes eight years at The New York Palace Hotel where he worked his way up from Director of Conference Services to Director of Sales, increasing room revenue by over $30 million within three years. From there, Gaeta went on to hold Director of Sales & Marketing positions at The Loews Regency Hotel in New York and Denihan Hospitality Group where he worked as the Area Director of Sales & Marketing for The Surrey and The Benjamin Hotels in New York. A year after taking on this role, Gaeta was promoted to General Manager of The Benjamin where he oversaw all aspects of the AAA Four Diamond hotel including planning and executing a multi-million dollar renovation. In his most recent position, Gaeta held the title of Director of Sales & Marketing at The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel where he was hired to close, re-position and re-open the hotel after a $200 million, 20-month renovation.
In his spare time, Gaeta enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife and daughters and playing golf. He is an avid runner and when possible, participates in 5K’s to raise money for St. Jude Foundation and Ronald McDonald House.
“With my strong New York City roots, I am excited to be working at such an iconic Manhattan hotel. I am ready to bring my passion, strong work-ethic and drive for success to my role as Director of Sales & Marketing,” said Gaeta. “Hyatt is such an esteemed corporation to work for and I am looking forward to becoming part of the family. I have a great team behind me and am certain that together, we will make 2017 one of our most successful years yet.”