William A. Mullaney, Sr.
He began his career in building material sales to both the residential and commercial market. He became Director of Purchasing for Starrett Housing Corporation and General Electric’s Housing Division. At General Electric, he was promoted to Manager, International Program Development in charge of initiating and supporting international licenses and joint ventures for construction programs. Mr. Mullaney conducted international feasibility studies, developed joint venture partners and supported all phases of construction programs in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan.
Mr. Mullaney became interested in the hotel industry and formed a partnership to develop the Sheraton Long Island Hotel which opened in 1980. The Sheraton was the first full service hotel to be built on Long Island in over 20 years and was consistently rated by Lodging Hospitality Magazine in the Top Ten Performers Nationally for Suburban Hotels. Since then he has built, owned and managed several full service and limited service hotels under the flags of Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Express and Hilton Garden Inn.
Mr. Mullaney has led several investor groups as general partner, raising capital to invest in hotel properties.
Mr. Mullaney is a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Health Services of L.I., which oversees the delivery of healthcare through a network of five hospitals, nursing homes and various support services. He is also past Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He is a graduate of Providence College.William A. Mullaney, Jr., CHA
Mr. Mullaney entered an established hotel management training program at the beginning of his career where he learned every aspect of a hotel’s operations. He earned management roles in several key areas that included Food & Beverage Manager, Night Auditor, Night Manager, and Rooms Division Manager. Bill accepted the role as General Manager of the Hampton Inn in Commack, NY which he managed for several years, eventually gaining an ownership stake in the hotel.
Mr. Mullaney was then tapped to manage a new Hilton Garden Inn in Ronkonkoma, NY. Bill joined the management team early in the construction process, acting as the owners’ onsite representative, and coordinated key areas of the construction process to ensure the hotel was built to Hilton specifications and to local building codes. This included kitchen design and equipment selection, IT and telecommunication systems design and installation, and mechanical systems.
Mr. Mullaney hired and trained staff, and soon after opening the hotel began performing above investor’s expectations. Through extensive marketing efforts and very high guest satisfaction the Hilton currently leads the market in occupancy. As a result, the hotel received an unsolicited offer which the investor group accepted, providing a healthy return on their capital invested.
Mr. Mullaney is currently on the Board of Directors of the New York State
Hospitality and Tourism Association, as well as the Board of Directors
and Executive Committee of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau
and the Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association, where he is a past
president. Bill is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College, and earned
an M.B.A. in Finance from Long Island University.
Michael worked his way up through all levels of hotel management, beginning his career with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. At Disney, Michael participated in the Disney University Hotel Management Training Program, rotating through key areas of the hotel while studying hotel management curriculum. He received the Walt Disney World Guest Service Excellence Award.
Mr. Mullaney then moved back to New York, where he became Assistant General Manager of the Hampton Inn in Commack, NY. After completing the Hilton Hotel General Manager Leader’s Program, he was promoted to General Manager, and continues to manage the 144-room hotel today. Acting as General Manager and Owner’s Representative, he oversees all aspects of daily operation including budgeting, forecasts, accounting, payroll, human resources, sales, guest relations and food and beverage. Mr. Mullaney is a graduate of Salve Regina University.