Loews Hotels & Co has announced the promotion of two managing directors: John Maibach at Loews Regency New York Hotel and Derek McCann at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
John Maibach most recently served as general manager for Loews Boston Hotel. He led the property through a brand repositioning, helped to introduce the company in the Boston market, and led the hotel's extensive renovation.
He began as a housekeeping floor manager at the Hotel Macklowe, now the Millennium Broadway, and then worked as the executive director of rooms at The Plaza, New York. Before working with Loews, Maibach held other general manager positions, including The Copley Square, where he oversaw an $18 million renovation and was given the task of making the two-star hotel into a luxury property.
Derek McCann is no stranger to the industry; he’s had more than 20 years of experience managing hotels and resorts across the U.S. He most recently managed the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, where he continued the property's longstanding legacy as one of the destination's premier resorts.
Before joining Loews in 2014, McCann was vice president and hotel manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville for 10 years. While in the position, he was also involved on the boards of University of Tennessee's School of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as with Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.
Lowes Hotels owns and operates 24 hotels and resorts across the United States and Canada. The company also has five hotels in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal including those at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.