The Beginning of the End of the Old Year ringing in the New

Back to business, parties included. Luminaries from the hotel and tourism industries were treated to a special live performance fromBroadway’s Ashley Brown as the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) hosted the “Red Carpet Hospitality Gala” at their Annual Dinner late last month. A veteran Broadway actress, Brown played Belle in Beauty and the Beast and originated the title role in Mary Poppins. The fundraiser took place at JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan. A portion of the proceeds from the gala will go towards the HANYC Scholarship Fund.

The event was chaired by Vijay Dandapani, President and CEO, Hotel Association of New York City, and Fred Grapstein, Chairman, Hotel Association of New York City.