The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel announced today that Brian Cernik has been named director of meeting and event management, charged with overseeing the hotel’s newly renovated 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space. With more than 17 years of experience in the hotel industry, a hallmark of Cernik's style is bringing a personalized touch to each event, while creating seamless and memorable client experiences with the culinary, event management, banquet and sales teams, the hotel chain says.

Prior to his appointment, Brian served as director of banquets at the property. He joined the hotel in 2008 and has held previous positions as banquet director at The Westin Stamford Hotel, Sheraton Stamford and Hyatt Regency New York. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The Sheraton New York Times Square is the largest Starwood Hotels and Resorts property in New York City and won 10 meetings industry excellence awards in 2013, making it the most-awarded New York City convention hotel, management says.