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Morgans Hotel Group Appoints Brian Jones as Senior Vice President of Sales

NEW YORK - October 21, 2009 - Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) (“MHG”) today named Brian Jones Senior Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. Jones will oversee Morgans’ sales initiatives and strategy for Morgans Hotel Group. Jones joins Morgans from Zina International, a full service integrated marketing consultancy. Prior to that, Jones was Vice President of Global Sales for Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts.

Fred Kleisner, Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Hotel Group said, “Brian’s comprehensive and international experience will be invaluable to us as we refine our sales strategy to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace and expand Morgans both in the United States and internationally.”

About Morgans Hotel Group

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles, Scottsdale and South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in Boston, Massachusetts; SoHo, New York; Las Vegas, Nevada; Palm Springs, California and Dubai, UAE. For more information please visit

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 


Morgans Hotel Group
Jennifer Foley, 212-277-4166
Vice President of Public Relations

Also See: Morgans Hotel Group Signs 10-year Management Contract for 78-key San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel in Puerto Rico / October 2009

Bob Sassani Appointed General Manager of The Water Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico / February 2006

The Water Club Changes Name to San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel; Many Perceived The Water Club As a Members-only Establishment / April 2006

David Kurland and Partners Open the 84 Room Water Club in San Juan; A Member of Design Hotels / Oct 2001

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