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Denihan Hospitality Group Appoints Andrew Labetti General Manager
of The Benjamin, New York City


New York, NY (September 18, 2007) – Andrew Labetti has been named General Manager of The Benjamin, the 209-room luxury boutique hotel in New York City that is owned and operated by the Denihan Hospitality Group.  Previously General Manager of New York’s Hotel Wales, Labetti brings more than 16 years of New York City-specific experience to the new post.   The appointment was made by Patrick Denihan, co-CEO of DHG and is effective immediately.
            
Labetti is no stranger to The Benjamin.  He served in a range of management positions at the hotel from 1998 through 2003, including Front Office Manager, Director of Housekeeping and Assistant General Manager.  In 2003, he joined Four Seasons New York as Director of Housekeeping before assuming the top post at The Hotel Wales.  Labetti began his hospitality industry career with Loews New York Hotel as Assistant Director of Housekeeping and later moved to The Omni Berkshire Place in the same role.
            
Labetti is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in Greenvale, NY, where he earned a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.  He has served as a member of the Labor Negotiations Committee of the Associated Hotels & Motels Association of Greater New York.  
 
ABOUT THE BENJAMIN: 
The Benjamin, located at Lexington Avenue at 50th Street, provides an experience of true luxury and supreme comfort in an intimate, boutique-style setting. Classically elegant accommodations, world-class amenities, premier technology and seamless, superlative service are the hallmarks of The Benjamin. Known for its comprehensive sleep program, The Benjamin features the industry’s first and only Sleep Concierge, a 12-choice pillow menu and custom Benjamin Bed. The Benjamin brand is operated by DHG (Denihan Hospitality Group), a privately-owned company with more than 40 years of hospitality management expertise. The Benjamin is a proud member of a worldwide alliance of hotels including Joie De Vivre in the United States, Thistle Hotels in the United Kingdom, Rotana Hotels in the Middle East and First Hotels in Scandinavia.  For more information visit www.thebenjamin.com or call 1-888-4-BENJAMIN.
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Contact:

Maria Andriano
212.229.0119
andriano@redpointpr.com
 

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Also See: Don Fraser Named Corporate Director of Operations for Denihan Hospitality Group / August 2007
Holly Waterbor Named General Manager of The Benjamin, Manhattan East Suite Hotels’ Luxury Property in New York City / Sept 2002
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