News for the Hospitality Executive
Guenter H. Richter, CHA, Appointed Managing Director Of
The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel
NEW YORK – April 26, 2010 – Guenter H. Richter has been named managing director of The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel. The hotel, which will introduce Capella Hotels and Resorts to New York City, is slated to open November 1, 2010 with Richter at the helm. The veteran hotelier brings to his position many years of experience managing some of the finest hotels in North America.
Richter’s new role at The Setai Fifth Avenue signals his return to the New York hospitality scene after three years as general manager of The Regent Hotel Bal Harbour in Florida. For six years prior, he led two of Manhattan’s most legendary hotels, more recently as managing director of The St. Regis Hotel, New York, and before that, as general manager of the Swissôtel New York, The Drake.
“Guenter’s extensive experience managing iconic hotels in cities across the U.S. and, specifically in the highly competitive New York City market, makes him the ideal hotelier for The Setai Fifth Avenue,” said Bob Warman, president and COO of Capella Hotels and Resorts. “We are confident that he is the right choice to lead the hotel successfully through pre-opening and into operation.”
From 1986-1998, Richter served in a series of senior management roles,
including regional vice president of operations with Grand Bay Hotels and
Resorts and its owner, Carnival Hotels and Casinos. His long tenure there
took him to properties spanning Toronto, New York and Philadelphia to Miami,
Key Biscayne and Puerto Rico.
Born and educated in Germany, Richter is a member of the Confrérie
de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the distinguished Waldorf Astoria
Alumni Association. He is also a Knight of Malta and a Knight of the Holy
Order of Sepulcher.
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