Trump SoHo® New York, the first Trump Hotel Collection property in downtown Manhattan and the neighborhood’s only AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel, today announced its appointment of James Locker as Director of Catering & Conference Services.
“We are very pleased to welcome James to the Trump SoHo team,” said Gary E. Schweikert, managing director of Trump SoHo® New York. “With more than 28 years of experience in selling and managing catering services for luxury properties in New York, we are confident that James’ contributions will further elevate Trump SoHo’s success in the event sector.”
Locker brings with him extensive experience in catering and events at luxury hotels including most recently, Langham Place on Fifth Avenue, where he served as Director of Catering and Events since 2014. Throughout his career, Locker has consistently exceeded his budget forecasts, overseeing a substantial budget for meetings and conference services at Langham Place and personally managing, selling and servicing corporate, philanthropic and catering events at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York for nearly nine years. Additionally, Locker possesses substantive experience managing a range of events at The Plaza Hotel including large fundraising galas, corporate conferences, society weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to smaller meetings and social events.
Trump SoHo New York boasts more than 12,000 square feet of stylish and customizable indoor and outdoor event space—more than any other hotel in SoHo—providing the perfect backdrop for downtown’s most spectacular weddings, social events, and corporate meetings. All of Trump SoHo’s events are planned with the assistance of the hotel’s special events team, directed by seasoned leaders with five-star hotel experience, providing each event with a personal touch. For more information on events at Trump SoHo New York, please visitwww.trumphotelcollection.com/soho.