Conrad New York appoints Edward Zissel as Director
In partnership with Union Square Events, Conrad New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Zissel to director of
banquets. With more than 12 years of events and planning experience in the New York City market, Zissel continues to showcase his expertise at lower Manhattan’s only allsuite luxury hotel where he will manage the planning and execution of all operations by Union Square Events, the hotel’s exclusive catering partner.
“We are thrilled to have Edward continue his journey within Union Square Events at Conrad New York as our director of banquets” said Marlene Poynder, general manager, Conrad New York. “His success as the senior banquets manager, and most recently as the assistant director of banquets coupled with his tireless efforts and results-driven approach has been recognized by senior management and has earned him elevation to the next level.”
In his new position, Zissel will play an integral role in expanding the team’s training efforts, enhance and streamline processes at the two institutions, and ensure Union Square Events continues to deliver outstanding service to Conrad New York and its clients.
Prior to this role, Zissel was assistant director of banquets at Union Square Events at Conrad New York where he was responsible for the supervision of all banquet management personnel, front of house staff and beverage program operations. Zissel began working with Union Square Hospitality Group in 2014 where he was assigned to the Conrad Hotel in New York City as banquet manager. Zissel started his career in the hospitality industry in 2006 when he joined The Marriott Marquis in New York as a dining room attendant and host.
Zissel is a Graduate of St. John’s University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management with a Minor discipline in Business.
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