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Pamela M. Feick Named Director of Sales and Marketing
at The Pierre, New York City

Hotel Re-opening in Spring 2009

NEW YORK (October 29, 2008) - Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager of The Pierre, the iconic hotel on New York's Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, has named Pamela M. Feick as the property's director of sales and marketing.

"We're delighted to add Pamela's many talents to our team. Her luxury sales and marketing expertise will be a great asset, particularly as we complete our second phase of renovations and prepare to welcome guests back to The Pierre in Spring 2009. Her contributions will showcase the hotel's refined, fresh look and stature as the Taj Hotels flagship in the U.S. to our most important audiences," said Kuenstle. 

Feick joins The Pierre from her role as the New York-based Regional Director of Sales for Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar, two luxury hotels in Southern California. During her five-year tenure in New York City, she successfully opened a national sales office and negotiated strategic business with corporate, entertainment and leisure segments.

Her previous experience includes positions as Director of Sales and Marketing for Sofitel Lafayette Square and The Jefferson Hotel, both in Washington, D.C.; as Director of East Coast Sales for the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and serving as Group/Corporate Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton New York. She began her hospitality career as Group/Corporate Sales Manager for the Four Seasons Hotel in New York. 

A graduate of Radford University in Virginia, Feick holds degrees in English and Political Science.

About The Pierre 
The Pierre, New York's premier social and business address on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, first opened in 1931. The iconic hotel with 189 guestrooms and 49 suites was acquired by Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces as the luxury chain's U.S. flagship in 2005. The Pierre will re-open following a $100 million renovations program in Spring 2009. The Pierre is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. 

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 61 hotels in 42 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house. For more information on Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces: www.tajhotels.com.
 

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Contact:

Babs Harrison
Sheila Donnelly & Associates
212/851-8425
babs@sheiladonnelly.com 
 

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Also See: Heiko Kuenstle Appointed General Manager of The Pierre New York, a Taj Hotel / July 2005
The Pierre, New York’s Landmark Hotel on Central Park and Fifth Avenue Will Close For a Year to Renovate 200 Guest Rooms; Taj Hotels Spending Up to $100 million on 77 Year Old Hotel / November 2007
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