NEW YORK - Thompson Central Park New York announced the appointments of executive team leaders, ahead of the hotel’s opening this November. Matt Slippoy will serve as general manager and Amanda Reed as director of sales and marketing. With extensive experience overseeing award-winning properties, this executive duo will open the latest hotel to join the Thompson Hotels brand line-up in New York next month, in the former space of Parker New York.
Matt Slippoy joins Thompson Central Park New York with over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, including the opening of the iconic Gramercy Park Hotel. In his new role, Slippoy will oversee strategic direction across operations while guiding the hotel’s grand opening and development. Most recently, Slippoy served as the general manager of Westminster Hotel.
“Thompson Central Park New York brings the Thompson Hotels brand’s award-winning hospitality to Midtown New York, offering hotel guests an elevated, contemporary luxury experience in a landmark hotel,” shares General Manager, Matt Slippoy, “I look forward to welcoming travelers to the heart of Manhattan, and most notably, leading our talented team in creating unforgettable experiences and cherished memories for our hotel guests.”
As director of sales and marketing, Amanda Reed will oversee growth initiatives and innovative campaigns for Thompson Central Park New York, expanding the hotel’s clientele, leading multi-faceted marketing programs and executing cutting-edge events. Reed has been a member of the Parker New York team since 2019 and was nominated for 2019 Hyatt Sales Leader of the Year. Reed’s prior experience includes executive positions with Viceroy Hotel Group and Morgans Hotel Group, where she worked across sales and marketing for destination properties.
“The opening of Thompson Central Park New York will usher in an exhilarating new vision for this iconic property, enticing travelers with refined, contemporary glamour just steps from Carnegie Hall, Central Park, MoMA and so much more,” said Amanda Reed, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The Thompson Hotels brand is known globally for alluring, modern design; welcoming staff and unforgettable dining experiences, and I look forward to introducing travelers and New York City locals to Thompson Central Park New York this year.”
On November 1, Thompson Central Park New York will welcome hotel guests to freshly designed interiors, including a brand-new lobby design, public spaces and 352 sophisticated, contemporary guestrooms and suites. The opening also includes the return of beloved culinary hotspot Burger Joint and the introduction of new cocktail bar Standing Room Only. The hotel’s grand opening will culminate in Spring 2022, with the arrival of more soon-to-be announced dining destinations, intimate event space and a total of 587 rooms and suites, including the highly anticipated opening of The Upper Stories, a collection of luxurious accommodations offering expansive views, high-end amenities and exclusive offerings and programming, including access to the private Upper Stories Lounge.
One of five Thompson Hotels properties expected to open across the U.S. this year, Thompson Central Park New York’s opening further amplifies the brand’s promise to provide guests with the ultimate 'in-the-know' experience at the refined edge of travel.