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Vijay Dandapani Appointed to the Board of Directors
of the International Hotel/Motel &
Restaurant Show for 2005
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WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 26, 2005… Vijay Dandapani, chief operating officer of Apple Core Hotels,  has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) for 2005.  Dandapani succeeds Xavier S. Lividini as one of two representatives of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC) on the nine-member Board. 

As chief operating officer of Apple Core Hotels, Dandapani has been instrumental in the company’s growth and development, including acquisitions, renovations and the implementation of state-of-the art computer systems.  Dandapani, who also serves as chairman for the Hotel Association of New York City, has held key operational positions in hotels in the United States and abroad during his 15 years of service to the hospitality industry. 

Board members for the 2005 IH/M&RS include: 

  • Chairman, Chester S. Deptula, SurreyHotel (New York, NY); 
  • Treasurer, Joseph E. Spinnato, Esq., of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC); 
  • Secretary, Daniel C. Murphy of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); 
  • Joseph McInerney of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA); 
  • Vijay Dandapani of Apple Core Hotels (New York, NY); 
  • Cristina F. Lussi of Lake Placid Resort Hotel & Golf Club (Lake Placid, NY); 
  • Paul Riedel of Holiday Motel (Williamsville, NY); 
  • Gene Rupnik of Rupnik Hospitality Management (Springfield, IL); and 
  • John Russell of Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown and Russell and Hospitality Artists (Orlando, FL).
The 90th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 12, the IH/M&RS will feature three days of exhibits from Sunday, November 13, though Tuesday, November 15.  The market presents some 1,400 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 40,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association; the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLMÒ). 

 

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Contact:
Cathy Steel
(914) 421-3364
pamela_fink@glmshows.com
Also See: Chester Deptula, GM of the Surrey Hotel in New York City, Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show for 2005 / December 2004
Vijay Dandapani Elected Chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City / December 2004


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