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New York, New York - (March 16, 2018) – Park South Hotel, Joie de Vivre’s recently-added, second boutique property in New York, announces the appointment of Justin Kellerman to the role of General Manager. With more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the independent and boutique hotel space, Kellerman joins the Park South Hotel team, where he will oversee all day-to-day operations of the 131-key boutique hotel and culinary destination in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. Located on 28th Street between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, the Midtown Manhattan gem is steps from the iconic Madison Square Park and various cultural attractions.

“With a resume spanning some of New York’s most esteemed hotels, we’re confident that Justin will continue to elevate the standard of excellence at Park South Hotel, known for its culinary talent and generous hospitality,” said Tom Glassie, managing director of Atlantic Stars Hotels & Cruises, owner of Park South Hotel. “Justin’s expertise, passion, dedication to high-quality service, and keen attention to detail will help establish Park South Hotel as a bona fide destination for New Yorkers and travelers alike.” 

Prior to joining the Park South Hotel team, Kellerman was General Manager of the Smyth hotel in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood; during his tenure, the property received both the Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond accolades. He has also held management positions with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, The Jade Hotel Greenwich Village, The Mark Hotel and GrandLife Hotels. 

“We are very excited to have Justin Kellerman step into the role of General Manager at Park South Hotel. Justin's years of luxury experience, drive and passion for creating memorable guest experiences will no doubt lead our second New York City Joie de Vivre property to new heights,” said Rob Andrews, Area Managing Director, Two Roads Hospitality.

Kellerman is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. He completed a post-graduate program in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management at Cornell University. 

For more information about Park South Hotel and Joie de Vivre Hotels, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.  

About Park South Hotel

The Park South Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property, is a 131-key boutique hotel and culinary destination located in the dynamic and vibrant NoMad neighborhood. In late 2015, the hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to include modernized rooms; an upgraded lobby; a 400-square-foot library; over 1,200 square feet of meeting and event space, including a private rooftop space; and four new food and beverage concepts introduced by award-winning restaurateurs Tim and Nancy Cushman, including o ya NYC, Covina, Covina Café and Roof at Park South. For more information, please follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or visit www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/new-york/nyc/park-south-hotel.

About Joie de Vivre Hotels

Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, Joie de Vivre Hotels, a Two Roads Hospitality brand, has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature. Each one of Joie de Vivre's hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and engage the five senses. The brand has a collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California as well as properties in Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, and New York. Joie de Vivre Hotels is establishing its foothold on the East Coast with two new properties in New York City – Hotel 50 Bowery and Park South Hotel – and the upcoming, spring 2018 opening of Revival at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, MD. Follow @JDVHotels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.

Contact: Audra Thorsen

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