NEW YORK (February 19, 2009) – Denihan Hospitality Group (DHG) announces
that it has been awarded the management contract for the Buckingham Hotel,
the 112-room hotel located on the prime corner of West 57th Street and
Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, by owner JHNY 57. With the addition
of the Buckingham, the DHG portfolio of boutique and luxury hotels grows
in key gateway cities, including New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Jeff Dagowitz, spokesperson for JHNY 57, cited DHG’s centralized operating
platform, expert senior management team and full complement of resources
in the decision to award the management contract. “DHG has a proven record
of providing a disciplined approach to operations and proactive sales and
marketing to drive market share and enhance revenues,” said Dagowitz.
“Independent and DHG-branded management contracts in strategic locations
are major opportunities for growth,” said Brooke Barrett, co-CEO of DHG.
“More than ever, DHG can be a turn-key solution to owners of independent
assets looking to strengthen their core business and increase incremental
The Buckingham Hotel’s central midtown location is an ideal complement
to DHG’s existing portfolio of branded and independent properties, expanding
its New York City hotel options for guests seeking additional West Side
Buckingham Hotel Timeline (www.buckinghamhotel.com)
Erected in 1929 on dynamic West 57th Street, this uniquely inspired
hotel in midtown New York City was immediately surrounded by internationally-renowned
concert halls, art galleries, museums, and schools of art and dance. Today,
the neighborhood is very much the same. Saturated with rich heritage, our
midtown New York City hotel continues to honor its extensive musical history
and West 57th Street's long-standing artistic traditions. Our timeline
includes scores of landmark dates, including:
1928. The first foundations of the Buckingham Hotel are laid by the Uris
1929. The Buckingham Hotel first opens its doors to the public.
1929–1941. Ignacy Jan Paderewski makes the Buckingham his official home.
1932. Albertina Rasch and Dmitri Tiomkin set up residence at the Buckingham.
1939–1940. Guiseppe De Luca resides at Buckingham during his tenure at
the Metropolitan Opera.
1939–1969. Giovanni Martinelli chooses the Buckingham's penthouse as his
home during his 30-year residency at the Met.
1941. Padrewski is laid in state at the Buckingham, and a long line of
mourners pay their respects, stretching east across 57th Street.
1950–1965. Paul Schöffler makes the Buckingham his home while performing
at the Metropolitan Opera.
1951. Victoria de los Angeles makes her debut as Marguerite in Gounod's
Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, residing at the Buckingham.
1955–1973. Renata Tebaldi takes up residence at the Buckingham, following
her Metropolitan Opera debut on January 31, 1955.
1965. Bobby Van resides at the Buckingham, while dancing and choreographing
1980s. Gato Barbieri calls the Buckingham home between jazz-saxophone tours.
1991. A plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of Paderewski's U.S.
debut at Carnegie Hall is unveiled at the Buckingham.
2002. The Buckingham unveils its magnificent stained-glass window, entitled
'Dancing King' by artist Jose Ortega, in honor of the hotel's heritage
and West 57th Street artistic tradition. David Daniels and Regina Resnik
take up residence at the Buckingham. Resnik generously loans two stunning
oil portraits by artist Arbit Blatas for display in the hotel lobby.
2003. The Buckingham celebrates its diamond anniversary. A number of prominent
musicians and artists pay a visit to the hotel, including Angela Marambio,
Lang Lang, Robert Vaughn, Hersh Felder, Sherrill Milnes, and the Jerusalem
About Denihan Hospitality Group
New York based Denihan Hospitality Group is a full service hotel management
and development company built upon a successful foundation in real estate,
guest service and profitable asset management. Experts in the boutique
and luxury hotel industry, DHG owns and manages both independent and DHG
branded hotels – The Benjamin, The James and Affinia Hotels – in key gateway
cities. For more information, visit www.denihan.com.
About the Buckingham
The Buckingham Hotel is an intimate, 112-suite boutique property that
provides guests with the unique experience of New York living combined
with modern hotel style. Comfortable and chic with eat-in kitchens, spacious
rooms, and public areas designed to echo the red velvet and dark wood of
the hotel’s neighbor, Carnegie Hall, the Buckingham is city lodging at
its finest. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the property
is just seconds from Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art, as well
as shopping destinations like Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Bergdorf Goodman
and Barney’s — only a few of the lifestyle experiences that make New York
City exceptional. For more information visit the Buckingham at www.buckinghamhotel.com.