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Jonathan Crook is Appointed General Manager of 239-key
The Peninsula New York in New York City



April 22, 2011 - The Peninsula New York is pleased to announce the appointment on April 11, 2011 of Mr. Jonathan Crook as General Manager of the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property.  Mr. Crook’s commitment to The Peninsula Hotels spans more than 10 years, with key executive positions both in North America and Asia.  He was most recently General Manager of The Peninsula Manila, a position he held for more than two years.  Prior to that, Mr. Crook served as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo and Resident Manager of The Peninsula Beijing. Mr. Crook began his Peninsula career in North America, where he honed his skills within the food and beverage departments at The Peninsula hotels in New York and Chicago.

Born and raised in the UK, Mr. Crook had lived in Portugal, Zambia, Montserrat and Egypt during his formative years. He attended the Gloucestershire University in Cheltenham, UK where he received a Higher National Diploma in Hotel & Institutional Management. He also furthered his studies via the Executive Development Program from the Kellogg School of Management, The University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. Before joining HSH, Mr. Crook had worked in leading hotels and resort in London, UK and Colorado, USA.

The Peninsula New York has also promoted two key executives as of April 4, 2011:  Mr. Alpan Keskin was promoted from Director of Food and Beverage to Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage.  Mr. Kurt Macher was promoted from Director of Rooms to Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms.  Both gentlemen will work closely with Mr. Crook to run the daily operations of the hotel.

The Peninsula New York is ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of New York City's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, in Mid-town Manhattan. A 23-storey, 1905 landmark building, The Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Peninsula New York features 185 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and 54 suites, decorated in a classic, contemporary style with art nouveau accents.  For additional information on The Peninsula New York please visit www.peninsula.com/newyork.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries, associates and jointly controlled entity are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia, the USA and Europe. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila and The Peninsula Paris (opening in 2012). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Contact: 

Ms. Tricia Rosentreter
Regional Director of Communications
The Peninsula New York
Tel: (1-212) 903 3903
Fax:: (1-212) 903 3974
E-mail: triciarosentreter@peninsula.com
Website: peninsula.com/newyork


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The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels 2010 Half Year Operating Results; Peninsula Hotels Record a 13% Increase in Revenue Compared with the First Half of 2009, Occupancies at all Peninsula Hotels Improved / Key Statistics for the 9 Hotels / August 2010

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Returns to Shanghai with the Opening of The Peninsula Shanghai / October 2009

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels 2009 Half Year Operating Results; Peninsula Hotels Record a 22% Drop in Revenue as Compared to the First Six Months of Last Year / Key Statistics for the 9 Hotels / August 2009

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Posts Good Results for 2008; The Strongest Performance Came from the Group's Flagship Hotel, The Peninsula Hong Kong / March 2009

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Makes General Manager Appointments; Paul Tchen Named Opening GM at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai / July 2008

Jonathan Crook Named General Manager of The Peninsula Manila / October 2008
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