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 Himanshu Vahal Appointed Chef of the Hilton Garden Inn
in Greenbelt, Maryland
Richmond, VA (June 2006) - Shamin Hotels today announced the hiring of Himanshu Vahal as the Chef of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Shamin Hotels, based in Richmond, Virginia, currently has 24 properties in the U.S. and has plans to double the size of its portfolio over the next five years.  Hiring a top-quality chef for the company's new flagship hotel was a priority.
"We were searching for the best of the best," said Neil Amin, Chief Operating Officer of Shamin Hotels.  "We are truly focused on delivering quality and unique food and beverage options for our guests and meeting planners, and we are very excited about the addition of Himanshu Vahal."
Chef Vahal graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology's three-year course in Hotel Management from India. He started his career training with The Leela Kempinski Hotels and Resorts (A member of the Leading Hotels of the World), which have established global leadership position in 5-Star Luxury Hotels, and Resorts. 
After his time in India, he traveled to America to explore his boundaries and work with Crowne Plaza in Richmond and Marriott in Long Island, New York.  Himanshu trained under the expertise of European and Asian Chefs, acquiring knowledge of international cuisine ranging from Continental, Scandinavian, American, Asian and Fusion Cuisine. Himanshu can take you through cuisines that traverse the continents in his own customized and creative menu selections.  Aside from cooking, his hobbies are traveling, watching movies and historical documents. 
About Shamin Hotels
Shamin Hotel Group, based in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading hotel management company with more than 20 lodging properties in the United States. Shamin Hotels is a dynamic, growth-oriented hotel company that owns, operates, and develops commercial business hotels under Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inns, Choice and Wingate names. Shamin Hotels is deeply rooted in the hospitality industry and enjoys a number of advantages that give the company a competitive edge. Its senior management team has more than 100 years of combined experiences. The company has long-standing relationships with the industry's most highly regarded brands and has consistently been recipient of awards from its franchisers. For more information, call 804-777-9000 or visit

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