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Denihan Hospitality Group Awarded the Management Contract
for the Buckingham Hotel in Manhattan
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NEW YORK (February 19, 2009) – Denihan Hospitality Group (DHG) announces that it has been awarded the management contract for the Buckingham Hotel, the 112-room hotel located on the prime corner of West 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, by owner JHNY 57.   With the addition of the Buckingham, the DHG portfolio of boutique and luxury hotels grows in key gateway cities, including New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
          
Jeff Dagowitz, spokesperson for JHNY 57, cited DHG’s centralized operating platform, expert senior management team and full complement of resources in the decision to award the management contract. “DHG has a proven record of providing a disciplined approach to operations and proactive sales and marketing to drive market share and enhance revenues,” said Dagowitz.
         
“Independent and DHG-branded management contracts in strategic locations are major opportunities for growth,” said Brooke Barrett, co-CEO of DHG. “More than ever, DHG can be a turn-key solution to owners of independent assets looking to strengthen their core business and increase incremental profit.”
          
The Buckingham Hotel’s central midtown location is an ideal complement to DHG’s existing portfolio of branded and independent properties, expanding its New York City hotel options for guests seeking additional West Side accommodations. 
 
The Buckingham Hotel Timeline (www.buckinghamhotel.com)

Erected in 1929 on dynamic West 57th Street, this uniquely inspired hotel in midtown New York City was immediately surrounded by internationally-renowned concert halls, art galleries, museums, and schools of art and dance. Today, the neighborhood is very much the same. Saturated with rich heritage, our midtown New York City hotel continues to honor its extensive musical history and West 57th Street's long-standing artistic traditions. Our timeline includes scores of landmark dates, including:

  • 1928. The first foundations of the Buckingham Hotel are laid by the Uris brothers.
  • 1929. The Buckingham Hotel first opens its doors to the public.
  • 1929–1941. Ignacy Jan Paderewski makes the Buckingham his official home.
  • 1932. Albertina Rasch and Dmitri Tiomkin set up residence at the Buckingham.
  • 1939–1940. Guiseppe De Luca resides at Buckingham during his tenure at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • 1939–1969. Giovanni Martinelli chooses the Buckingham's penthouse as his home during his 30-year residency at the Met.
  • 1941. Padrewski is laid in state at the Buckingham, and a long line of mourners pay their respects, stretching east across 57th Street.
  • 1950–1965. Paul Schöffler makes the Buckingham his home while performing at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • 1951. Victoria de los Angeles makes her debut as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, residing at the Buckingham.
  • 1955–1973. Renata Tebaldi takes up residence at the Buckingham, following her Metropolitan Opera debut on January 31, 1955.
  • 1965. Bobby Van resides at the Buckingham, while dancing and choreographing on Broadway.
  • 1980s. Gato Barbieri calls the Buckingham home between jazz-saxophone tours.
  • 1991. A plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of Paderewski's U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall is unveiled at the Buckingham.
  • 2002. The Buckingham unveils its magnificent stained-glass window, entitled 'Dancing King' by artist Jose Ortega, in honor of the hotel's heritage and West 57th Street artistic tradition. David Daniels and Regina Resnik take up residence at the Buckingham. Resnik generously loans two stunning oil portraits by artist Arbit Blatas for display in the hotel lobby.
  • 2003. The Buckingham celebrates its diamond anniversary. A number of prominent musicians and artists pay a visit to the hotel, including Angela Marambio, Lang Lang, Robert Vaughn, Hersh Felder, Sherrill Milnes, and the Jerusalem Symphony.

About Denihan Hospitality Group
New York based Denihan Hospitality Group is a full service hotel management and development company built upon a successful foundation in real estate, guest service and profitable asset management. Experts in the boutique and luxury hotel industry, DHG owns and manages both independent and DHG branded hotels – The Benjamin, The James and Affinia Hotels – in key gateway cities. For more information, visit www.denihan.com. 
 
About the Buckingham
The Buckingham Hotel is an intimate, 112-suite boutique property that provides guests with the unique experience of New York living combined with modern hotel style. Comfortable and chic with eat-in kitchens, spacious rooms, and public areas designed to echo the red velvet and dark wood of the hotel’s neighbor, Carnegie Hall, the Buckingham is city lodging at its finest.  Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the property is just seconds from Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as shopping destinations like Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Bergdorf Goodman and Barney’s — only a few of the lifestyle experiences that make New York City exceptional. For more information visit the Buckingham at www.buckinghamhotel.com.

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Contact:

Maria Andriano/Caroline Michaud
212.229.0119
andriano@redpointpr.com
 
 

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