AHL Insider:

Mandy Brooks

  • What Do you do?

    I am the Entertainment Sales Director for GrandLife Hotels (including The Soho Grand & Tribeca Grand). I am also a part time DJ, and curate special projects such as this past summer's Sunday Music Series at The Surf Lodge, Montauk.

  • Do you have a favorite hotel in the world?

    Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

  • Why the hotel business?

    When I moved from California to NYC ten years ago, I wanted to get into fashion or music. I fell into the hotel business, a bit by mistake and a bit by destiny when I went to work for our creative director, Tommy Saleh. Working at GrandLife allows me to travel the world selling a brand that marries fashion, music, and the environment of "now".

  • Hotel anecdote you'd like to share?

    My lips are sealed.

  • Biggest change you've seen in the industry?

    Today's most successful hotels have become an extension of their guest's identities. Choosing to stay, dine, or socialize with GrandLife isn't just about what you do on property, but something you can take home, sleep with, and wake up to in the morning.

  • Dream job?

    To open an intimate hotel and restaurant close to the ocean where I'd curate every detail for my New York friends and family.

  • Favorite mini bar item or hotel amenity?

    Linus Bicycles. There's no better way to explore the city.