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December 19, 2016

Roundup: New DoubleTree in Times Square, TE2 Expands Management Team

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A new DoubleTree in Times Square and an expanded management team for TE2 are today’s top stories in the meetings and events industry. 

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West to Open in January

On January 17, 2017, Hilton will open the DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West, just steps from the city’s theatre district. 

The 612 room property, on the southwest corner of Times Square, will offer a 1,000 square foot conference room that can accommodate up to 15 people, as well as two food and beverage venues: Magnolia Restaurant and Lovage Rooftop Lounge. Magnolia Restaurant, the hotel’s onsite restaurant located on the ground floor, will serve American bistro fare, and is helmed by award winning executive chef Brian Pancir. Magnolia offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Lovage rooftop lounge is heated and glass-enclosed so that guests can enjoy its unobstructed views year-round.  Lovage offers a specialty cocktail menu, appetizers and light bites, and top shelf bottle service.  

Other amenities include a 40-inch HDTV, premium cable, coffee maker, a well-equipped workspace, and blackout curtains in the guest rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center and complimentary fitness center. The hotel is also pet friendly. 

Visit www.newyorktimessquarewest.doubletreebyhilton.com

The Experience Engine Expands Management Team

Expreience-driven personalized advertisement and content delivery company The Experience Engine (TE2) has announced the expansion of its management team with the addition of two industry veterans: Matt Oberdorfer, vice president of product and Dan O’Neill, vice president of engineering. 

Oberdorfer will oversee the development and rollout of all next generation experience and personalization products and O’Neill will focus on expanding the rapidly growing technical team, building infrastructure, and ensuring the company delivers a consistent stream of new products and features.

Matt Oberdorfer joins TE2 from Frost Data Capital where he served as the company’s CTO. While at Frost, Matt led the development, roadmap and architecture for IoT big data analytics and cloud products and platform solutions for portfolio companies. Matt brings TE2 more than 20 years’ experience including founding and leading venture-backed startups as CEO and CTO in predictive analytics, real-time personalization, social mobile networking and high performance computing. Matt has authored five advanced programming books and holds several patents in real-time compression and distributed computing.
Dan brings more than 30 years’ experience in software and systems. Previous roles have included CTO, Chairman and Executive Vice president. Dan has helped lead four companies from startup to successful transactions, including an IPO of more than $350 million. Most recently, Dan was Vice President of Engineering at Certona, a company that provides real-time big data analytics to deliver personalized experiences to global brands and their customers.

Visit www.theexperienceengine.com

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