Mojica, a 22-year hospitality industry veteran who has served in hotel management roles in New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico, will oversee all aspects of the 89-room hotel’s operations, including sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting.
He previously was general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Edison, New Jersey. From 2010 to 2011, he was area general manager for the Gem Hotel Group, responsible for both the Gem Hotel Midtown West and the Comfort Inn Convention Center, both in Manhattan. From 2006-2010, he served consecutively as general manager of three hotels in Puerto Rico: the Courtyard by Marriott in Aguadilla, the Courtyard in Miramar and the Holiday Inn Express in San Juan.
Earlier in his career, Mojica held positions in human resources, food and beverage, housekeeping and front desk at hotels in San Juan and Manhattan. He also was a consultant in operations in hotels in San Juan and Kenilworth, New Jersey.
“Jose’s experience as a general manager of nearby Comfort Inn hotels, as well as his strong background in hotel operations generally, makes him an excellent choice to lead the team at our Comfort Inn Midtown West,” said Brian M. McSherry, M&R Hotel Management chief operating officer.
Mojica earned an associate’s degree in travel and tourism at Berkeley College, New York. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he is certified as a human resources specialist as well as in revenue management and alcohol consumption safety. He has received general manager certification from Choice Hotels International, Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group.
In addition to the Comfort Inn Midtown West, M&R Hotel Management’s portfolio in Manhattan includes the recently opened 271-room Holiday Inn New York City – Times Square, the 132-room Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side and the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West.
M&R Hotel Management also operates six hotels in Queens, including four near John F. Kennedy International Airport, and three in Staten Island. Rounding out the 16-hotel portfolio is a hotel in the Boston suburb of Braintree and hotels on the Caribbean islands of St. Maarten and Dominica.
M&R’s portfolio includes the brands of InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotel Group and Best Western International. In addition, Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide have certified M&R to manage selected brands.
In addition to management, M&R provides consulting services in hotel site and contractor selection, feasibility analysis, permitting, financing, franchising, human resources support, sales and marketing, revenue management, food & beverage management, brand management, account and risk management audits, e-commerce, design, procurement, accounting and engineering. For more information, go to mrhotelmanagement.net.
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