• Q&A: Nigel Boschetti, executive chef, New York Marriott Marquis

     
    POSTED October 4, 2019
     

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Nigel Boschetti was recently hired as the executive chef of New York Marriott Marquis.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?

I’m thrilled to be part of the amazing team here at New York Marriott Marquis. I also look forward to adding my own stamp in the history of this incredibly unique property.

2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?

I have been fortunate enough to work in some of London’s top hotels. I joined from JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, which is home to one of Europe's largest and most impressive banquet spaces. This was a great learning opportunity for me, and has given me the experience and resources for the challenges of running food operations at a hotel as large as New York Marriott Marquis.  

3. How did you get into the industry?

Though I know this is a popular statement amongst chefs -- as a child, I loved food and eating at restaurants. When the opportunity to be an apprentice chef at the Carlton Tower Hotel in London came my way, I jumped at the chance!

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

I hope to build on and enhance the hotel's wonderful reputation for its impeccable food and beverage operation. I also hope to establish myself as a skilled and experienced chef in the New York market.

Robert Lowe Jr. was recently appointed as a new advisory board member of Arbor Lodging, a hotel investment and management company. Lowe is the current Co-CEO of Lowe, a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. 

 

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) recently appointed Melissa Nay, CTA as its new membership manager. The GLCVB’s mission is to promote the region as a visitor destination to impact the area’s economy, and in her new position, Nay will do just that.

“Continued growth of membership is an important part of our organization’s future plans," said Jack Schripsema, president and CEO of the GLCVB. “We are confident that Melissa’s experience will make her a perfect fit for this role.”

 

Julie Pingston, executive vice president/chief operating officer and David Buckenberger, senior vice president of Business Development of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau have earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry.