Conrad NY Hires New Food and Beverage Director

Max Harris is the new Director of Food and Beverage at Conrad New York hotel.

NEW YORK, NY – Conrad New York has appointed Max Harris as its Director of Food & Beverage. In his new role, Harris will provide strategic leadership and execution for the hotel’s food and beverage concepts, including ATRIO Wine Bar and Restaurant, and Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar. Harris has nearly 10 years of experience to guide Conrad New York’s unique culinary programs, centered on creativity, innovation, and guest satisfaction.

Prior to this role, Harris spent three years as Conrad New York’s Director of Banquets, where he successfully oversaw all facets of front and back of house operations in tandem with the hotel’s exclusive banquet and catering partner, Union Square Events (USE). Harris began his career as Assistant Banquet Manager for the Crowne Plaza Times Square in 2006 before moving on to manage the daily operations at Joël Robuchon’s L’Atelier and Ty Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager. After gaining experience at Crowne Plaza and the historic Plaza Hotel from 2009 to 2012 as Assistant Director of Banquets at both properties, Harris joined the Conrad New York team in October of 2012 where he has served as Director of Banquets.

“Max’s background, credentials, leadership and way of thinking distinguish him in the field,” said Robert Rechtermann, General Manager, Conrad New York. “With his strategic guidance, we are excited about the future, promoting an optimal food and beverage experience, pushing innovation, driving profitability and excellence in service.”

Harris hails from New York and holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated with honors.

Conrad New York offers the Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.

The Conrad New York is an all-suite hotel with 463 suites and 30,000 square feet of meeting space. It is located in lower Manhattan in Battery Park City.