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The Desmond Hotel Announces Transfer of Holly Adamkoski, and Promotion of Natalie Hajj to Catering Sales Manager

Holly Adamkoski begins new position as Event Manager, Natalie Hajj promoted to Catering Sales Manager

ALBANY, NY: August 21, 2018 – Tyler Desmond, General Manager, and Jack Roddy, Director of Sales, have formally announced the change of Holly Adamkoski to Event Manager within the Sales department.  The transition occurred on August 20, and in her new role Holly is responsible for detailing all large meetings and conferences held at the hotel.  Holly’s career at The Desmond started in 2012 as an Event Manager, she then transferred to Sales Assistant, and then to Event Sales Manager in 2015 where she booked and detailed day catering and small corporate events.

The position that Holly’s transfer leaves open has been filled by Natalie Hajj, who has been the Sales Assistant since November 2017.  As Catering Sales Manager, she will be booking and detailing day catering, small corporate meetings, and social events.  Natalie holds a degree in Communications from SUNY Albany, and previously held sales positions at the Brentwood Hotel in Saratoga and Mallozzi’s.

“We are lucky to have such outstanding employees as Holly and Natalie on our team, and we are glad to be a part of continuing their career development in the hospitality industry.  These changes within Sales will ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality of service that The Desmond is known for.” said Tyler.

The Desmond Hotel Announces New Hire in Banquets Department

 Roth Simon starts Banquet Manager position at The Desmond Hotel Albany

 ALBANY, NY: August 17, 2018 – Tyler Desmond, General Manager and Phil Genovese, Director of Banquets have announced the addition of Roth Simon to The Desmond banquets team.  Roth will be working closely with Phil and two other Banquet Managers to manage the set-up and service of all events at the hotel.

Prior to joining The Desmond, Roth was the manager of a local Colonie diner and also managed the hotel restaurant of the Baylis House Hotel, London and the BRGR CO. restaurant, London.  Roth was born in Karachi, Pakistan and later moved to the United Kingdom where he earned a degree in Business & Management from the London School of Business & Finance and an Investment Management Certificate CFA from BPP University London.  Roth currently resides in Albany with his family, and is a passionate filmmaker and photographer in his spare time.


The Desmond Hotel Announces Affiliation with IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups)

To Our Loyal Desmond Guests & Friends

I am happy to announce that as of January 15, The Desmond Hotel Albany is now an affiliate hotel of IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups).

As an IHG affiliate we will continue to provide the high-quality Desmond experience that our guests have come to love for over 40 years, while now being able to offer the benefits of the IHG Rewards Club hotel loyalty program.  As IHG Rewards Club members our guests will now be able to earn and redeem points by staying at The Desmond, and also when traveling within the over 5,000 international IHG hotel locations.  IHG hotel brands include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites – and now us, The Desmond Hotel Albany.

We are excited to now be a part of an extended worldwide family as an IHG affiliate, “Waiting to welcome, inspire and reward you.”  Thank you for taking the time to read about our new partnership; on behalf of the Desmond family and staff, we all look forward to seeing you soon.

Tyler Desmond
General Manager