News for the Hospitality Executive
Vijay Dandapani, COO of Apple Core Hotels Appointed Chairman
of the Board
of Directors for the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
WHITE PLAINS, NY, February 14, 2008…Vijay Dandapani, chief operating officer of Apple Core Hotels (New York, NY), has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2008 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS). Dandapani's proven leadership skills will guide the nine-member Board as it develops the 93rd annual IH/M&RS, taking place November 8-11, 2008, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. In addition, Pedro Mandoki, president and CEO of Mandoki Hospitality Group (Gulf Shores, AL), has been named to the 2008 IH/M&RS Board of Directors.
"Vijay and Pedro will prove to be valuable assets in their new roles, considering their vast understanding of industry trends, owner/operator needs and future directions," said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. "In addition, their expansive knowledge of the industry on an international level will help further position the IH/M&RS as a global marketplace."
Since August 1993, Dandapani has been instrumental in the growth and development of Apple Core Hotels, including acquisitions, six hotel renovations and the implementation of state-of-the-art computer systems. He also has held numerous key operational positions in hotels abroad. Prior to Apple Core Hotels, Dandapani served as vice president of operations for Chatwal Hotels. In this role, he was responsible for supervising a portfolio of six mid-priced hotels, in addition to operational planning, project development and financial restructuring for the company. The hotel industry veteran is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Hotel Association of New York City, NYC & Company and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association.
Mandoki, a 40-year lodging industry veteran, is owner and president of Mandoki Hospitality Group. He is a former chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, also having served as chairman of the Fund Development Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF). As founder and former president of Plantation Resort Management (PRM), Mandoki was responsible for the company's overall operations, until it merged with ResortQuest International, Inc., in 1998. Mandoki also has held positions at various hotel properties and management companies, including Royal Orleans Hotel, Mayflower Hotel, Callaway Gardens and the Miracle Mile Resort.
Also serving on the 2008 IH/M&RS Board of Directors are
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM®, a dmg world media business.
For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954. Telephone (914) 421-3296. Fax (914) 948-6180. E-mail: [email protected] For attendee information, contact GLM's Customer Service Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW. Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com.
|Also See:||Cristina Lussi Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 2006 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show / January 2006|