director of sales & marketing
Hospitality professional John O’Mahoney has handled thousands of NYC premiere events for more than two decades. In addition to his impressive lists of events that have attracted top-tier guests, from sitting presidents and movie stars, to corporate moguls and world leaders, John has also opened some of New York’s top hotels and venues. Selected in 1998 to join the pre-opening team for the Five Star Regent Wall Street as the Associate Director of Catering for the 12,000-square-foot ballroom, John oversaw some of the most prestigious political events, from President George W. Bush’s national address to Wall Street on Corporate Responsibility to a luncheon for the Joint Session of Congress, along with star-quality parties including the GQ Man of the Year Awards, Liza Minelli’s wedding, Miramax mogul Bob Weinstein’s wedding and Clive Davis’ Annual Grammy Party, to fundraising galas for the Hospital for Special Surgery, AmeriCares, Greek America Foundation, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation and the India Earthquake Relief (with special guest President Bill Clinton).
In 2003, John joined the Starwood Hotel Group as Director of Catering and Conference Services at the New York City landmark, the Essex House Hotel. In 2006, he was instrumental in the rebranding of the beautifully restored Essex House for the Seven Star Jumeirah Brand.
John came onboard the pre-opening team for Press Lounge and PRINT. Restaurant at Ink48 Hotel as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Here he teamed up with Owner & Operator Adam Block to develop New York City’s most elegant rooftop venue, the Press Lounge, which opened in April 2009. The newly-opened Press Lounge has already hosted top events including Nadia Swarovski’s CFDA reception for the New Designer Honorees, product launches for JetBLue, Lipton, Olay, Nike and L’Oreal.
Whether your event is global news or an intimate affair, John can work with you to ensure your party is the top event in NYC!