Hilton Short Hills has appointed Duygu Magnisalis as director of catering and events, where she will oversee the planning and highly detailed execution of weddings, mitzvahs and social events.
She most recently served as senior catering sales manager of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester.
Magnisalis said: “I believe in creating unique and personalized experiences. We understand the vision and needs of each of our guests in order to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether you are a bride or a meeting planner, from the moment you arrive your VIP experience starts with a warm welcome and continues with our team anticipating and executing your every wish. Hilton Short Hills is committed to providing our guests with the utmost care and attention at every step.”
A 24-year hospitality veteran, Magnisalis began her career with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose as a catering coordinator, where she advanced to catering sales manager in three months. From there, she held management positions at The New York Marriott East Side and The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester.
Hilton Short Hills, a newly redesigned property, provides guests with a complement of elevated services and amenities, including 314 fashionable guest rooms and suites and 19 meeting spaces with more than 15,000 versatile square feet of events space, featuring a grand ballroom.
The Balcony, an all new open air rooftop was made especially for outdoor weddings with strung garden lights and fire pits surrounded by woodlands. It also features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a rooftop lounge with daily happy hour, along with two on-site restaurants, 24-hour fitness and business centers, on-site tennis courts and more.