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Gemini Hospitality Management Appoints
Executives for New York City Hotels
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January 16, 2009 - November marked the opening of two Chelsea properties: The GEM Hotel Chelsea and the Wyndham Garden Hotel Manhattan Chelsea.  Below are the executive teams who will be at the helm of the newly-opened hotels.  

Andrew Hendricks, recently appointed area director of sales for The GEM Hotel brand, will be overseeing sales operations for The GEM Hotel Chelsea.  He is also responsible for the new hotelís sister properties, The GEM Hotel Midtown West and The GEM Hotel SoHo. 
 
Hendricks comes from Hersha Hospitality Management, where he served as senior area sales manager.  He began his career more than two decades ago with Ritz-Carlton, as the director of catering and destination management in Naples, Florida.  From there he went on to start his own company, Skyís the Limit Productions, focusing on the incentive market.  Hendricks attended the University of Miami, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  
 
The Wyndham Garden Hotel Manhattan Chelsea named Philip Cham as general manager of the newly-opened property.  Designed by Michael Graves, the 124-room property was the first Wyndham Garden Hotel to open in Manhattan.
 
Most recently, Cham held the position of general manager at the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown.  His 10-year hospitality career includes general manager roles at Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Albany, New York, and the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, LaGuardia.  Cham received a degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. 

The Wyndham Garden Hotel Manhattan Chelsea also announced Nicole Barr as director of sales. Prior to joining the hotel, which opened in mid-November, Barr was the sales manager for Alliance Hospitality.  She previously served as New York City area sales manager for Hersha Hospitality Management, and also held sales positions at Community Media, LLC and Medical Evaluation Specialists.  Barr received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. 

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Contact:
 
Juliann Whitebread
jwhitebread@quinnandco.com
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