News for the Hospitality Executive
|TORONTO, July 17, 2007 - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Krige as General Manager
of The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Following a $400 million lobby-to-roof
renovation, Krige will oversee all activity for the hotel segment of the
new development, which includes 282 hotel rooms and condo-hotel units.
The hotel is slated to open this fall, to coincide with the landmark property’s
“We are delighted that a professional with Mr. Krige’s distinguished background and extensive experience will take the reins as General Manager of The Plaza Hotel,” said Miki Naftali, President and CEO of Elad Group, owners of The Plaza. “We look forward to celebrating the hotel’s opening and 100th anniversary in the fall,” he added.
“The grand restored Plaza will be inspired by its illustrious past; yet provide a luxurious and thoroughly modern experience for today’s travelers. Shane’s experience and expertise at a host of Five Diamond properties make him our ideal choice to guide this storied hotel's newest chapter,” stated Kevin Frid, Fairmont’s Vice President Operations for North America. "The Plaza is a treasured symbol of New York, to both visitors and residents, and has long been a cherished place of occasion. Shane’s leadership will ensure this icon builds on its legacy and once again plays an integral role in the city's social life."
A native of South Africa, Krige has spent the last 15 years canvassing the globe during his hospitality career, much of it in five-star hotels including The Mansion on Turtle Creek, London’s historic Grosvenor House and Ritz Carlton properties in Washington D.C. Accompanying Krige on his move from Dallas, Texas is his wife and two children.
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|Also See:||Fairmont Will Assume Management Responsibilities of the The Plaza Hotel and Condo Hotel when Renovation Completed in Early 2007 / November 2005|
|Elad Properties Backs Down from Controversial Plan for the 805-room Plaza Hotel; Fewer Condos, More Hotel Rooms Provides Union with More Jobs Saved / April 2005|