News for the Hospitality Executive
Denihan Hospitality Group Promotes Five Hoteliers to
Top Management Positions at Manhattan Properties
|New York, NY (April 8, 2008) – In a move that underscores
its accelerated growth, Denihan Hospitality Group (DHG) has promoted five
hoteliers to top management positions within its Affinia and Benjamin brands.
“As we grow our brands in New York and key cities such as Chicago and Washington,
D.C., one of our top priorities is to develop our people and give them
the depth and breadth of experience needed to lead the next generation,”
said Brooke Barrett, co-CEO of DHG.
Four of the hoteliers are charter members of Affinia’s Accelerated Development Program, a select leadership development program comprising associates whose leadership potential complements the company’s strategic growth.
The appointments include:
Brian Gehlich, general manager, Affinia 50 (155 East 50th Street) – A 15-year veteran of DHG, Brian Gehlich, 43, joined the company in 1993 as night manager of the Southgate Tower Hotel (now Affinia Manhattan). A year later, he was promoted to front office manager and, in 1998, moved to the Affinia Dumont (formerly Dumont Plaza) as assistant general manager. In 2001, Gehlich joined the Lyden Gardens (now Affinia Gardens) as general manager.With more than 40 years of hospitality management expertise, the privately owned DHG operates three brands: Affinia Hotels, The Benjamin and The James. Affinia’s distinctive hotels offer an array of options to suit particular lifestyle and travel preferences in prime locations in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The Benjamin, in the heart of Manhattan, provides an experience of true luxury with the highest level of service in an intimate, boutique-style setting. The James Chicago effortlessly blends a sense of modern, residential comfort with state-of-the-art technology and classic hospitality. Based in New York City, DHG also manages several independent hotels in Manhattan. For more information, visit www.denihan.com
|Also See:||Denihan Hospitality Group Appoints Andrew Labetti General Manager of The Benjamin, New York City / September 2007|