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Ted Teng Appoints Deniz Omurgonulsen as Vice President of Membership
for The Leading Hotels of The World, Ltd.


NEW YORK (April 8, 2010) - Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. has announced the appointment of Deniz Omurgonulsen to the newly created position of vice president of membership. Reporting directly to Mr. Teng, Ms. Omurgonulsen will be responsible for the overall membership of The Leading Hotels of the World, including managing development of the worldwide portfolio, the company’s quality initiative, and business performance of the 450 member hotels.
   
Ms. Omurgonulsen first joined the company in March 2005 as strategic planning manager. She became director of membership development in 2006, and has overseen membership acquisition and retention since then. Ms. Omurgonulsen has been a key member of the Quality Committee which continuously monitors and controls the high level of service and product delivery required from all member hotels.
 
Prior to joining The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. Ms. Omurgonulsen worked with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in operations based at The Pierre Hotel in New York.  In addition to her property responsibilities, she conducted numerous successful corporate-wide training and quality initiatives, including participating in pre-opening hotel training teams and implementing a global e-learning platform.
 
A native of Turkey, Ms. Omurgonulsen graduated with honors from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She is the president of the Cornell Hotel Society New York Chapter and actively participates in fundraising efforts for its student scholarship fund.  
 
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury hospitality organization representing more than 450 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas, and is the operator of lhw.com, lhwspas.com and lhwgolf.com and – the online sources for your luxury lifestyle.  As the largest international luxury hotel brand, the firm maintains offices in 22 major markets across the globe.  
 
Since 1928, the company’s reputation for excellence derives from the exacting levels of quality it demands of its members, each of which must pass a rigorous, anonymous inspection covering hundreds of meticulous criteria spanning from product to behavioral standards.  This set of standards is the most stringent in the industry.
 
For reservations and information, visit www.lhw.com  or telephone toll-free from the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, (800) 223-6800.
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Contact:

Ani Zerounian
  Director, Public Relations
  E-mail: azerounian@lhw.com
  Web: www.lhw.com/press

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Also See: Ted Teng Replacing Paul McManus as President and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. / August 2008

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. Opens Regional Office in Dubai; Provides a Base for New Reservation Office, the Hotel School Network and Quality Assurance Programmes / March 2005

Ted Teng Named Chief Operating Officer for Wyndham Internatinal, Inc. / April 2000

Starwood Worldwide - Hotel Group Appoints Ted Teng, Leader for Asia-Pacific Region / April 1998
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