Search

NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur

 

Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of LittleThings.com

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of Edmunds.com

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of Reputation.com

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

Friday
Jun122015

Alistair MacLean: Regional General Manager of Chelsea Hotels 

My NativeAdVice:

Bio:

Alistair MacLean is currently Regional General Manager with Chelsea Hotels which includes him overseeing the McCarren Hotel & Pool as well as Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk.  Prior to joining Chelsea Hotels, MacLean was previously overseeing the Smyth in TriBeCa with Thompson Hotels and preceding that MacLean was with Andre Balazs Properties as Director of Operations, which included roles as General Manager /Partner at Sunset Beach Hotel & Restaurant on Shelter Island. MacLean also had roles overseeing other boutique properties in the company which included The Raleigh Hotel in Miami, The Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, The Sereno Beach Hotel in St Barths and also the opening of New York City’s Hotel QT. MacLean has more than 25 years in the hospitality industry.

How did you get into the hospitality industry?

I have been working in hotels and restaurants since the age of 13 and was lucky to go to hotel school at the age of 15 and then I became a Savoy Management Trainee at the age of 18.  So it really is in my blood. I do not see it as a job but more as a passion and due to the nature of the business every day is different as there are always different challenges that pop up at different times.

What strategic partnerships/marketing strategies have you implemented that have attributed to McCarren Hotel's success?

Our marketing plan and strategic partnerships are constantly evolving as the company grows and as the neighborhood grows.  Our success on all fronts is having to keep or finger on the pulse for new companies moving into the area to have them as corporate accounts and also to follow new demand (hotels) coming online in the neighborhood to ensure you are not losing your market share with new competition.  We always try to stay ahead of the curve.

Life Motto?

"Learn from your mistakes and never have regrets"

McCarren Hotel's Motto?

"For Excellence We Strive"

Your greatest success as Proprietor of McCarren Hotel? Most difficult moment-how did you overcome and what did you learn? 

As in anything in life success is measured on results and I believe in motivating a team to want to come and work for you and the results will speak for themselves.......

Your advice to an aspiring hotelier?

Never wait for things to happen - make things happen yourself!

Describe the ideal experience at McCarren Hotel & Pool.

The ideal experience at the McCarren Hotel & Pool would be an early check in on a sunny day to one of our suites overlooking McCarren Park.  And then retreat to a day of lounging by our saltwater pool followed by a light lunch with a glass of Chelsea Hotels Rose.  After a day of lounging by the pool and after freshening up for dinner an aperitif on our roof top with fantastic views of Manhattan as the sun sets. To finish off the day an evening of alfresco dining at our new restaurant Oleanders by the pool to round off the perfect day.

How do you motivate your employees?

Never ask an employee to do something that you wouldn't or couldn't do yourself.

One food and drink left on earth, what would you choose?

Steak Frites au Poivre with a full bodied glass of Bordeaux.

What literature is on your bed stand?

It is currently "Humble Pie" by Gordon Ramsay

Role model - business and personal?

Sir Richard Branson and my brother Neil MacLean.  Both very driven people with similar entrepreneurial qualities that separate them from a crowd!

Current Passion?

My wife and 3 beautiful kids.

Favorite travel destination?

Australia

What's next for McCarren Hotel?

To continue to evolve and drive the rate as well as continuing to bring the service up to another level.   With the addition of our new restaurant Oleanders it is going to bring a different dynamic to the hotel and really involve the neighborhood which is a win win for the McCarren. Also more collaborations with local artists, etc.

http://www.chelseahotels.com/us/brooklyn/mccarren-hotel-and-pool/about

https://www.facebook.com/chelseahotelsfamily

https://twitter.com/Chelsea_Hotels

https://instagram.com/Chelsea_Hotels/