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 Anna Marie Presutti Takes the Helm at Hotel Nikko San Francisco; 
Japanese Company's First Female General Manager
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Tokyo, April 19, 2006 - Anna Marie Presutti, previously Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Nikko Hotels International, has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Nikko (U.S.A.), Inc., and Hotel Nikko San Francisco. Hotel Nikko (U.S.A.), Inc., is a sales and marketing division of JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., which operates Nikko Hotels International.  

Ms. Presutti is the first female to serve as Vice President and General Manager in the history of the hotel chain. She is also the first woman to be appointed as an officer in the company's history.  

"I am very pleased that JAL Hotels, a Japanese company, has given me this opportunity, particularly since this is as big a step for them as
it is for me. Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a diamond in the crown of this wonderful city's travel and hospitality offerings. I'm very proud to take the helm here." 

Ms. Presutti will report to the president of Hotel Nikko (U.S.A.), Inc., Mr. Kenji Uda, who is based in Tokyo. He commented, "In the 18 months that Ms. Presutti has been with our company, she has proven herself an outstanding hotelier in many ways. She has demonstrated that she is a creative yet very practical manager, a great team player, and a leader who sets high standards for everyone else. It is only natural for us to select her to fill the top position at one of our most important hotels."  

In addition to her new role, Ms. Presutti is also a member of the board of the Northern California Chapter's Professional Convention Management Association, and will serve as the organization's president for 2007.  

Before joining Nikko Hotels International, Ms. Presutti was Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Kimpton Boutique Hotels in San
Francisco.  

About Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Nikko Hotels International

Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located in the heart of the city, steps away from Union Square. More information about the hotel is available online at www.hotelnikkosf.com.  

Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a member of Nikko Hotels International, an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. has 63 hotels worldwide, in Europe, the Americas and
throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region. 

JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. is scheduled to open the 304-room Hotel JAL City Naha in June 2006; 170-room Hotel JAL City Kannai Yokohama and 262-room Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa in December 2006;  373-room Hotel Nikko Tianjin in April 2007; and 487-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai in December 2007.

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Contact:
 
Linda Krebs
212-583-1043, ext.10
lkrebs@bridgeny.com
Also See: JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. Opens Five Asia/Pacific Hotels in 2005 / June 2005
JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., Operator of the Nikko Hotels, Expands with Hotels in Dalian and Tianjin, China / April 2005

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