NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furnished Quarters, the largest provider of temporary furnished apartments in New York City and Boston, today announced that the company has selected Anna Gaffney to serve as director of sales for Q &A, Furnished Quarters' new residential hotel. Gaffney will assume her role immediately in preparation for Q &A's opening in Fall 2015 at the iconic 70 Pine in Manhattan's Financial District.
Gaffney joins the Q &A team with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, including sales, revenue, and financial management as well as operations and guest satisfaction. She most recently served as business development manager for Choice Hotels in New York, and prior to that was general manager and director of sales at The Verb Hotel in Boston, responsible for all sales and operations. Gaffney has additionally held sales management roles at the Hyatt Place Midtown, Holiday Inn Midtown, and The Gotham Hotel in Manhattan; and Crescent Hotels and Resorts, where she was named Director of Sales of the Year.
"Anna is a skilled strategic planner who is adept at analyzing business issues and developing and implementing responsive sales tactics to increase top-line revenue," said Steve Brown, CEO of Furnished Quarters. "We welcome her expertise and guidance for our Q &A sales efforts as we prepare to launch our exciting new residential hotel concept."
Furnished Quarters created Q &A to pay homage to creativity and innovation while providing solutions for today's business traveler. Each of Q &A's 132 suites will be furnished, turnkey apartments—most with separate office space. Q &A derives its name from questions posed by corporate housing travel managers and business travelers—how can I be more productive? How can I save money for my firm? How can I stay in an apartment in New York for less than 30 days? Q &A puts forth the answers with its new residential hotel solution.
Ranging from 450 square feet to 1,400 square feet, Q &A's suites will be more than twice the size of a typical New York hotel room and each will contain a full-sized kitchen. Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz—the designer behind the Mondrian SoHo Hotel in New York and the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles—in conjunction with Furnished Quarters' in-house design team, is responsible for all facets of Q &A's interior design, blending contemporary décor with custom furnishings that inspire thought and imagination.
Q &A at 70 Pine will comprise four floors of the historic Art Deco skyscraper in studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom configurations. Hotel services at the location will include complimentary continental breakfast, concierge services, and preferential access to the exclusive rooftop lounge and signature restaurant. Guests will also enjoy entry to an on-site luxury fitness and wellness facility, a fully equipped business center, both shared and private work and conference spaces, and valet laundry and dry cleaning services.
About Furnished Quarters
Furnished Quarters is an independently owned and operated provider of stylishly designed and fully equipped temporary furnished apartment rentals, both nationally and globally, and the largest provider of temporary furnished housing in New York City and Boston. Furnished Quarters also provides a diverse portfolio of temporary furnished apartments in Cambridge, New Jersey, White Plains, and Connecticut. Established in 1998, Furnished Quarters offers one-call access to over 10,000 furnished short-term apartments worldwide. For more information visit furnishedquarters.com.
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Source:Furnished Quarters, LLC