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Riedel named Chairman of the 2003 IH/M&RS Board of Directors

Paul F. Riedel has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2003…

Paul F. Riedel has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2003 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS). Riedel succeeds Xavier S. Lividini, who will continue to serve on the Board.



Riedel, whose career in the hospitality industry extends more than 30 years, is owner of the Holiday Motel in Willamsville, NY. His lengthy industry service most recently includes a successful two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), the organization he represents on the IH/M&RS Board since 2001. Since joining NYSH&TA in 1975, he has also held the positions of secretary, treasurer and vice-chairman.



In addition to his involvement with NYSH&TA, Riedel is the founder of the Western New York Hotel Motel Association (WNYHMA), of which he served as board member for 14 years, and treasurer for 11 years. Riedel also worked with the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, in civilian and military capacities, for more than 10 years. He is a graduate of Erie Community College with a degree in Construction Engineering.



Current Board members for the 2003 IH/M&RS include: Treasurer Joseph E. Spinnato, Esq., of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC); Secretary Daniel C. Murphy of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); Joseph McInerney of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA); Robert A. Holt of Best Western Inns & Suites (Cooperstown, NY); Xavier S. Lividini, CHA, of The Mayflower Hotel (New York, NY); Gene Rupnik of Rupnik Hospitality Management (Springfield, IL); John Russell of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell (Orlando, FL); and Gary Schweikert, Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, The Plaza (New York, NY).



The 88th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The IH/M&RS will feature some 1,750 hospitality industry suppliers and attract approximately 45,000 in total trade attendance.



The IH/M&RS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM).

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