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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Appoints Wayne Murphy as Director
of Food & Beverage for the 273-room Taj Boston in Massachusetts


BOSTON – (August 21, 2012)
– Taj Boston has appointed Wayne Murphy as Director of Food & Beverage for the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden.

In this role, Murphy is responsible for all food and beverage operations of the hotel. This includes The Café, the intimate all-day dining restaurant with a New England raw bar and views of fashionable Newbury Street; Afternoon Tea service in The French Room; seasonal Sunday Champagne Brunch on The Roof; daily Express Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner and small plates in The Bar; 24-hour in-room dining, and all weddings, banquets, corporate meetings and private events that take place in the hotel’s two ballrooms as well as The Roof and The Club event venues and 15 meeting rooms.

Murphy brings extensive hospitality leadership to the position, with more than 21 years of experience in all facets of hotel management and food and beverage gained in New England, the UK and his native Ireland.

His list of accomplishments includes orchestrating a successful $19 million brand re-invention of seven  dining outlets and in-room dining concepts for The Boston Copley Marriott; increasing revenue for all restaurants and earning #1 company ratings from meeting planners at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common; and driving pre- and post-opening sales for four outlets at Boston Marriott Copley.

Most recently, during two years as Executive Director of Rooms at Providence Marriott Downtown, Murphy inspired significant gains in guest and associate satisfaction across six front and back of the house departments while also assisting with food and beverage operations.

A graduate of New Hampshire College with a degree in Hospitality Management, Murphy progressively worked his way up from a 1994 internship program prior to completing his degree in 1995 through increasingly challenging restaurant and bar management positions at Boston Marriott Newton, departing as Restaurant Manager in 2001.

Before moving to the U.S., Murphy completed his degree in Hotel Catering and Institutional Management at Birmingham College of Food Tourism and Creative Studies in England, where he also worked as Kitchen Manager at Bella Pasta Restaurant. Previously, in Ireland, Murphy was a Manager of Emerald Night Club in Dunmore, Galway; a trainee Manager of Ardilaun House Hotel in Taylor’s Hill, Galway, and Bar Manager at Ower House, Greenfield, Ower.

Murphy is a resident of Needham, Mass.
Contact Murphy at wayne.murphy@tajhotels.com

About Taj Boston
Taj Boston occupies the city’s most celebrated location at Arlington and Newbury streets. Overlooking the Public Garden, the property is within walking distance of historic sites, theatre and financial districts as well as fashionable boutiques and galleries, and is just four miles from Boston's Logan International Airport. Opened in 1927, the luxury hotel features 273 guestrooms, including 45 suites, many of which offer wood-burning fireplaces. As a preferred social and business center, Taj Boston is noted for its prix fixe and a la carte dining in The Café, afternoon tea in The Lounge, cocktails and small plates in The Bar and seasonal Champagne Sunday Brunch on The Roof, as well as state-of-the-art business and guest services.  Acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in January 2007, Taj Boston joins The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York and Taj Campton Place in San Francisco as the U.S. members of Taj Hotels’ luxury division. For reservations, call 617-536-5700 or 877-482-5267 (877-4-TAJ BOS) toll-free or visit www.tajhotels.com/boston

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 99 hotels in 56 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.  From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth.  Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house. www.tajhotels.com
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Contact:

Sheila Donnelly & Associates
Aubrey McGovern
808/949-4131
Aubrey@sheiladonnelly.com


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