We are pleased to spotlight Steve Sasso, the new General Manager at Thompson Central Park New York. Steve is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in different brands across the United States. He transitioned from Motif Seattle, where he had served for four years, after the hotel’s $10 million redesign. In his role as the General Manager, Steve oversaw a smooth transition to Hyatt Hotels as well as making Motif one of the most popular hotels in Seattle.

Steve served as General Manager with Interstate Hotels at The London NYC, The Paramount, Denihan Hospitality at Benjamin Hotel, Eastgate Tower, Affinia Garden and Affinia Dumont. He also held the role of Hotel Manager at the Acqualina Resort & Spa on Miami Beach and many leadership roles at Copley Square hotel, The Westin New York and the W, New York.  

Steve is an avid foodie and has a sweet tooth, chocolate chip cookies are his favorite. During his leisure time, he enjoys the theater, working out, and listening to Kylie Minogue songs. His favorite song is “Be our guest” by Disney. His favorite vacation place is Thailand.

The Kimpton Eventi is proud to welcome Daniela into the fold. Daniela was born in Colombia and grew up in West New York, New Jersey before graduating from Rider University with a degree in Public Relations and Image Management. She quickly began putting those people skills to work at the Westin Jersey City Newport after graduation. She combined innate savvy with an upbeat, positive attitude to solve problems ranging from leave issues, system change-overs and labor grievances. After several years, she left hospitality briefly to work for retailer Net-A-Porter. Now, she crosses the river to help lead the vibrant and exciting culture of the Eventi.

Outside of work, Daniela is a Knicks fan who enjoys working out, spending time with her dog Coby and traveling anywhere tropical. Please join us in welcoming Daniela and wishing her all the best in her new journey.

Join us in welcoming the Kimpton Eventi’s new Director of People and Culture, Daniela Merino! 

Scholarship Awards Program

We are pleased to announce that the HANYC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, will be offering three scholarship awards of $10,000 each this year.

Sustainable Hospitality

Our vision is to transform the New York City hotel industry into a recognized champion of sustainable hospitality in the United States and in the World. On this external site we share best practices, innovations and sustainable initiatives.

Human Trafficking Training

Human trafficking is incredibly widespread and our hotels have an important role to play in keeping our community and our hotels safe from this harm. HANYC is now partnering with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to provide FREE human trafficking training for HANYC members and their staff.


25apr10:00 am11:30 amLearn how to protect your hotel from human trafficking with BEST’s training -- hotel members only


01may6:00 pm8:00 amRed Carpet Hospitality Gala


12jun7:30 am2:40 amInvitation to HANYC Foundation 2023 Golf Outing