Loews Hotels & Co promotes two managing directors at Loews Regency New York Hotel and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Hotels & Co has announced the promotion of two managing directors. John Maibach will take over the reins at the Loews Regency New York Hotel, the legendary Park Avenue hotel in Midtown Manhattan, and Derek McCann as Managing Director will oversee the West Coast’s iconic, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
John Maibach’s track record for excellence is evident by his most recent role as general manager for Loews Boston Hotel. He led the property through a brand repositioning, was instrumental in introducing Loews in the Boson market and led the hotel’s extensive renovation. Now four years later, the hotel is a prominent member of the Boston tourism community.
Starting as a Housekeeping Floor Manager at the Hotel Macklowe, now the Millennium Broadway, Maibach then worked as the Executive Director of Rooms at The Plaza, New York. Prior to starting with Loews, Maibach held other General Manager positions including The Copley Square (2007 – 2013) where he oversaw an $18 million renovation and was given the difficult task of transforming a two-star hotel into a luxury property. The complete re-invention and branding of The Copley Square was met with high rates of guest satisfaction and an increase in occupancy and revenue.
As a native New York, John is excited to return to New York with his wife, two children and his beloved yellow lab, Lola-Maibs.
As a hospitality industry veteran with twenty years of management experience at hotels and resorts across the US, Derek McCann comes to Santa Monica from his most recent role as managing director of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, where he continued the property’s longstanding legacy as one of the destination’s premier resorts.
Prior to joining Loews Hotels & Co in 2014, McCann was Vice President & Hotel Manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a position he held after ten years with Gaylord Hotels. During his time in Nashville, McCann was actively 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. After nearly two decades, McCann will be returning to Los Angeles, where he began his career in hospitality as Assistant Front Office Manager of the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel.
Originally hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, McCann earned a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1996. In his free time, Derek and his wife Erika love to travel and explore the outdoors with their two children.
“Both John and Derek have a proven track record of results coupled with demonstrating operational excellence, which is at the core of what we exemplify here at Loews Hotels,” said John Cottrill, Chief Operating Officer, Loews Hotels & Co. “To be able to promote from within for such critical roles in some of our most longstanding Loews Hotels, is a testament to the leadership both of these gentlemen exhibit, we look forward to seeing that continued success in New York and Santa Monica.”