NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2013) - David C. Salcfas, a 30-year hotel industry veteran, was recently appointed general manager of the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott hotel, a 438-room full service hotel in East Elmhurst, New York. The hotel is the leading premier full-service Marriott hotel in the borough of Queens with over 15,000 square feet of meeting and catering space. Additionally, the hotel is near LaGuardia International Airport and convenient to top area attractions including, Citi Field Stadium and Arthur Ashe Stadium.
As general manager, Salcfas is responsible for overall daily operations and for the hotel's sales strategy. Prior to his position at the LaGuardia Marriott, he served for two years as hotel manager for The Ritz - Carlton New York, Central Park, an exclusive luxury Five Star/Five Diamond property on Central Park South. From 2009-2011, Salcfas was director of operations at the New York Marriott East Side on Lexington Avenue at East 49th Street. From September 2004 through October 2009, he served in various management positions at Marriott hotels on Long Island and in New Jersey. He joined the sales team at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in 1999 and was promoted to positions of director of hotel sales and then to director of sales and marketing.
David Salcfas began his career with Marriott International as a catering service manager at Marriott's (former) Seaview Resort in Absecon, New Jersey. His hospitality career began in the culinary arts, as a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in 1988, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management and an Associate degree in Occupational Science, Culinary Arts.
He is an active member of the hospitality community and serves on Marriott's New York City Business Council. He has participated in Ritz - Carlton's Community Footprints program. He also served as an officer for the Boy Scouts of America/Brooklyn Chapter and was a board member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, as well as having served on various chamber of commerce boards in the areas in which he worked. He has received many sales and leadership awards throughout his career at Marriott International.
The New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott hotel in East Elmhurst, on Ditmars Boulevard, is within a 5-minute ride to LaGuardia International Airport. It is home to the many corporate business travelers to Queens and is one of the leading full-service hotels in the area. The hotel's venue space is perfect for Queens social events, including galas, weddings and fundraisers. The LaGuardia Marriott was Marriott International's first branded hotel to open in New York City. For further information, visit: www.marriott.com/lgaap.