As Magrino celebrates Women’s History Month this March, our very own Velma Mendes, Complex General Manager of Wave Resort and Bungalow Hotel was featured.
Velma Mendes serves as the current complex General Manager of Wave Resort + Bungalow Hotel located in Long Branch, New Jersey, where she is responsible for the executive management and operations for the Dual Luxury Resort properties on the beach. Velma is a veteran hotelier with experience in the hospitality industry spanning nearly 30 years. Starting her career in 1994, Velma moved to China, where she opened hotels as a Front Office Manager for Gloria International Hotel Group, then JW Marriott in Hong Kong. Velma made the long journey back home to New York in 1998 working as the Director of Front Office for The New York Helmsley Hotel. Beginning in 2002, Velma was named General Manager of many prestigious hotels located throughout New York, Chicago, and New Jersey such as The Helmsley Middletowne Hotel, The Beekman Tower Hotel, The Hotel Roger, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, St Jane Hotel and Hyatt House Jersey City, to name a few.