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Tony Fant
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Primary Location:
New York, NY, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Hotels / Hospitality
Personal Career Headline:
President/COO of GrandLife Hotels
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Experience Timeline:
21-30 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

As President and COO of Hartz’ Grand Hospitality division, Tony L. Fant manages the Soho Grand Hotel and the Tribeca Grand Hotel in Manhattan, and the Sheraton Suites in Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ. An integral member of Hartz Mountain’s launch and development team, Fant has helped make both the Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels of Manhattan highly touted destinations.

Mr. Fant brings over 20 years of hospitality industry experience to Hartz. Prior to opening the Soho Grand in 1996 he managed the New York Renaissance Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Manhattan.

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Ray Bradbury stories

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Importance of location and design selection:

Our hotels are deeply anchored in their geography. From the location, all other elements of the hotel—design, food & beverage, staff, programming—emanate. Since our inception, we have wanted the hotels to be organic to their surroundings rather than some external or alien entity unilaterally imposing itself. It’s this sensibility to our neighbors which has made us welcome entities wherever we have opened our doors.

Qualities that make a 5 Star Hotelier:

Dedication, passion, flexibility and an incredibly strong and talented team.

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