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We are excited to welcome Dimitrios Mantzouranis as the General Manager for Cultivated with Levy Restaurants at the Jacob K. Javits Center!
Dimitrios Mantzouranis was the Interim Food and Beverage Director at the renowned Grand Hyatt New York. Dimitrios led the F&B Division and he was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and performance of the operations.
Dimitrios is a seasoned hospitality professional with 20 years of experience. In his early steps, he worked in Greece and Switzerland and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland and the University of Derby in England. Dimitrios joined Hyatt in 2006 as the Assistant F&B Manager at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia. He has since worked at the Park Hyatt Los Angeles, Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in various F&B roles with increasing responsibilities. Dimitrios moved to New York in 2011 and assumed the role of the Beverage Director at the Grand Hyatt New York. He went on to further contribute to the hotel’s successes as the Executive Steward, Director of Banquets and Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. Since January 2019, he was serving his guests and associates as the Interim Food and Beverage Director overseeing the Grand Hyatt New York’s 60,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 3-meal Restaurant and Bar, In-Room Dining operations and Market, 24-hour grab-and-go outlet.
During his tenure at Grand Hyatt New York, he has made great contributions year over year by improving associate engagement, increasing customer service performance, achieving strong financial results, streamlining the operations and mentoring the human talent in the organization. As recognition for his accomplishments he was awarded the Manager of the Year award for 2013.
Erika is a Hospitality professional with expertise in Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing, Event Management, and Operations of Hotels, Restaurants, and related Institutions. She studied Hospitality Management for her bachelor’s degree then supplemented that with Meeting & Conference Management and Special Events Planning certificates earned here in New York City. In 2017, she completed her MBA in International Business Management, graduating with Honors.
Her career journey brought her to many reputable companies and brands that focused on luxury and premium services namely Hyatt Hotels, LUX* Resorts, Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, Dinex Group by Chef Daniel Boulud, and presently, Levy of Compass Group. She joined Javits Center on August 2021 from our sister property, Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, where she serves as the Director of Catering & Sales and has been considered a pillar to the Levy operations, team & partners. In addition to that, she has supported many other Levy events and properties during her 6-year tenure.
Erika is a versatile leader motivated by her passion for the industry, drive for excellence, and dedication to building and nourishing relationships internally, with our partners, and clients. Her positive outlook, energy, and genuine care help build a great culture within Cultivated and Javits while elevating the Sales & Marketing aspect of our operation.