President and CEO of the Hotel Association of New York City
Niki Franzitta
Vice President of Member Relations and Development

Niki’s many hats include reaching out to prospective members as well as outreach to new members and providing support and membership value for all existing hotel and allied members of the Association. This includes the planning and execution of educational seminars in all areas of hotel operations, working on increasing member engagement and providing labor guidance as the hotel industry Labor Mediator.

Albert Fernandez

Albert has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of finance and tax issues affecting the NYC hospitality industry. He has a Master’s Degree in professional accounting as well as a deep working knowledge of Hotel applications. He has been a member of the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals Association for 15 years. Presently, Albert lives in NYC.

Rhea Randhawa
Executive Assistant

Rhea provides support for and is the point of contact between Association executives and external constituencies. Rhea's duties include scheduling and coordinating all aspects of Board of Directors, Executive Committee and other meetings and appointments, and taking and transcribing minutes of such meetings.
Tamta Beriashvili
Office coordinator

Tamta is in charge of coordinating various office tasks and functions to ensure office operations run smoothly at all times. Her job function also includes managing the schedule for all company conference and meetings rooms, ensuring that executive meeting needs are always met.

Neil Tai
Technology Associate

Neil is the WD-40 of the Association. His main duty is to ensure the smooth daily operation of the office which includes but not limited to accounting, IT infrastructure, and a plethora of Association matters.