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New York (NY) – January 31, 2014 – Highgate Hotels announced today the appointment of John Trovato as Managing Director of the storied Lexington New York City located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  A dedicated manager who draws upon 20 plus years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Trovato is responsible for all operations at the 725-room property, which recently joined Marriott International’s prestigious Autograph Collection and completed a $46 million transformation.

Trovato joins The Lexington New York City following a ten-year run as General Manager of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.  During his tenure, Trovato managed daily operations of the 1,015 room property, improved quality of guest services, managed financial operations, oversaw a multi-million renovation and was awarded recognition for Hotel of the Year for all Interstate Hotels and Resorts in 2008. 

Previously, Trovato held a range of General Manager positions at top rated hotels across the country, including the Fort Magruder in Williamsburg, VA; Founders Inn, Virginia Beach; and the Marriott, San Francisco.  Trovato’s first General Manager assignment was in 1993 at the Pala Mesa Golf Resort in San Diego.  Trovato began his career with Interstate Hotels and Resorts as the Coffee Shop Manager at the Pittsburgh Green Tree Marriott in 1981.  He grew with the company and relocated on more than 10 occasions, rotating through various middle management positions on both coasts, Florida and the Midwest in hotels that were acquired or newly built.  He eventually worked his way up the ladder and earned a corporate position as Regional Director of Operations for the Eastern Region overseeing 35 properties.

Trovato has received numerous accolades throughout his robust career including being nationally recognized by Hotel Management Magazine as one of the “Top 25 General Managers to Watch” in 2012.  Additional accolades include the General Manager’s Award for Most Positive Organizational Climate and the Special Achievement Award for House Profit and Guest Hospitality with Interstate Hotels and Resorts; and Marriott Owner’s Relation Award.
Trovato received a bachelor’s degree in science from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Penn.  He resides in Cedar Grove, New Jersey with his wife and three children and enjoys to travel, exercise and read in his spare time.
About The Lexington New York City

The Lexington New York City is centrally located in Manhattan’s midtown neighborhood and provides guests with immediate access to the city’s key business and entertainment areas. A storied hotel that originally opened in 1929, the property underwent a $46 million renovation that restored the jazz age glamour that made the Lexington New York City famous among celebrities, dignitaries and other notables. A new design concept that blends the hotel’s legacy with modern appeal is showcased throughout the public spaces, as well as the 725 guest rooms and suites. Catering to the luxury business and leisure traveler, the Lexington New York City houses a collection of unique artwork commissioned by art aficionado and industry expert, Paige Powell, features more than 1,000 square feet of flexible function space with state-of-the-art wireless technology, as well as a selection of on-site dining options that includes gourmet Chinese eatery, S. Dynasty; Raffles, an American-style bistro with a jazz flare; and the hotel’s Starbucks outpost. The Lexington New York City is located at 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street in New York City. 212-755-4400.

Keri Prestia/Jessica Milton
Harrison & Shriftman

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