He began his career in hotels in 1978, when he worked as a front desk agent at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel while he was going to school at Jersey City State College. He was promoted to assistant front office manager, the systems manager, front desk manager and then rooms division manager. While at the Sheraton Newark, this hotel was named "Airport Hotel of the Year" for three years in a row. He transferred to the Sheraton Manhattan Hotel in the food and beverage operations.
- ^ a b "Joseph Gelchion". The Food and Beverage Association of America. http://www.fbassoc.com/joe_gelchion.html. Retrieved 2008-10-23. "Joe Gelchion is the Regional Vice President of Operations for Starwood Hotels in New York and New Jersey. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is the owner and operator of some of most widely recognized hotel brands in the world such as Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis, W Hotels, Four Points, and the world renowned Luxury Collection. Joe began his Hotel career in 1978, working as a Front Desk Agent at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel while attending college at Jersey City State College in New Jersey. He quickly "climbed the ranks", being promoted to positions of increasing responsibility including Assistant Front Office Manager, Systems Manager, Front Desk Manager and Rooms Division Manager. During his tenure at the Sheraton Newark, the Hotel was named 'Airport Hotel of the Year' for 3 consecutive years. Joe then transferred to the Sheraton Manhattan Hotel (formerly the Sheraton City Squire) where he was responsible for Food and Beverage Operations. Joe returned to New Jersey to open the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel as the Director of Operation / Hotel Manager before taking a 6 year hiatus from the industry to pursue personal interests. ..."
- ^ "Hotel Veteran Joe Gelchion Named Senior Vice President of Owner Relations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide". Allbusiness. http://www.allbusiness.com/services/business-services/3925525-1.html. Retrieved 2008-10-23. "Steven J. Heyer, chief executive officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced today that longtime Sheraton Hotels & Resorts veteran Joseph Gelchion has been named senior vice president of owner relations, North America."
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