Special Events Team
B. Allan Kurtz
Managing Director of both Ziegfeld Ballroom and Gotham Hall, Allan has been at the helm of Iconic Spaces’ venues since 2003. His background includes five years as Director of Catering at Sheraton Meadowlands, three years at Water’s Edge, and 13 years at the Tavern on the Green in various positions, the the last five years as Managing Director. A married father of two boys, Allan resides on Long Island and in Bucks County, PA. He is an active member of the prestigious NYC & Co. Restaurant Committee and served on the board of the Central Park Precinct Community Council and on the advisory board of his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, for over 15 years.
Vice President, Sales
James began his hospitality career at the legendary Plaza Hotel where he soon became one of the youngest people to assume the pivotal position of maître d’hotel. Shortly after, he took on the role of Catering Sales Manager. It was James’ success at The Plaza that led to a managerial position with Cipriani, USA in 2004, where he assumed responsibility for many of its exclusive event spaces, including the Rainbow Room. After six years at Cipriani, James joined the Mandarin Oriental as the Associate Director of Catering and was promoted to their Director of Catering two years later. A married father with three young daughters, James is a resident of River Edge, NJ. BA: St. Francis College, Brooklyn.