New City resident Maria Pampafikos, co-owner & Vice President of the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, is the recent recipient of of two prestigious awards in the same week.
Pampafikos was awarded the Westfair Communications “Milli” award on Nov. 17 as well as the 914INC. Magazine’s “Women in Business” award on Nov. 20.
“I am honored to receive both the ‘Milli’ award from Westfair Communications and the ‘Women in Business’ award from 914INC. Magazine,” Pampafikos said in a statement. “My family has owned the Hotel since 1994, and I am committed to continuing their legacy while providing our guests with continued excellent customer service and care. In fact, we just completed a multi-million dollar renovation project this fall that transformed the hotel into Westchester’s first, and only, boutique hotel.”
As a co-owner of the Royal Regency Hotel, Pampafikos has taken great strides to improve her business for the future. In early 2014, the Royal Regency Hotel broke ground on a multi-million dollar renovation project to re-brand and transform the hotel.
Renovations have been made to the hotel's lobby, Crystal ballroom, guest rooms, suites and reception areas. The hotel celebrated its official grand re-opening in October.
Pampafikos holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University where she majored in Human Resource Management, with minors in Legal and Ethical Studies and Accounting. She also holds an MBA in Business Administration from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business.