Kimpton's Ink48 Hotel taps new GM

A guestroom in the Ink48. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City, appointed Nick Ivezaj as its new GM. In his role, Ivezaj will oversee all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations as well as its continued growth and success.

Nick Ivezaj. Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

“Nick’s extensive experience as a general manager makes him the perfect addition to the Kimpton Ink48 family,” Ron Vlasic, VP of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said in a statement. “His expertise both in the industry and New York City are exactly what the hotel needs to bring it to the next level. We look forward to what 2018 has in store at Ink48 with Nick leading the team.”

Ivezaj is a Native New Yorker who cut his teeth in hospitality at the famed Plaza Hotel back in 1997. In 2003, he became the director of guest services at the W Times Square. In 2007, he joined Hotel Mela Times Square as GM, a position he held for seven years. Ivezaj then made the move to Highgate Hotels, where he oversaw a new Hilton Hotel in Times Square for more than two years before joining Kimpton Ink48 earlier this year. Accolades Ivezaj received throughout his career include General Manager of the Year by Trust Hospitality in 2012 and New Executive of the Year by Highgate Hotels in 2016.

“I am delighted to be given this wonderful opportunity to take on the role of general manager of Kimpton Ink48 Hotel,” Ivezaj said in a statement. “I look forward to working closely with the talented and dynamic team at Ink48 to continue building on the hotel’s success and elevating it to one of the most desirable and inviting locales in New York City.”

Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, Kimpton Ink48 has 222 guestrooms and specialty suites, most with views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. The hotel also offers its two-story “Heaven Over Hell Suite” with 1,100 square feet of indoor space and a 2,200-square-foot outdoor terrace with unobstructed views through floor-to-ceiling windows. A full-service onsite luxury spa, the rooftop Press Lounge, PRINT Restaurant and 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space complete the Kimpton Ink48 experience.