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Philip Cham Appointed General Manager at the
GEM Hotel Chelsea in New York City

 NEW YORK – Jan. 7, 2010 – The GEM Hotel Chelsea, operated by Gemini Real Estate Advisors, LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Cham as general manager. Cham will oversee daily operations of the 81-room hotel, including guest services, a team of 20 associates and more.  No stranger to Gemini Real Estate Advisors, Cham currently serves as general manager of one of its other assets, Wyndham Garden Hotel Chelsea, a role he will continue to hold.  
“Philip has an in depth and thorough understanding of the New York City hotel industry,” said Ritesh Jariwala, vice president of operations, Gemini Hospitality Management.  “I am thrilled to see him grow within the Gemini family, and look forward to the individual touches he will introduce at The GEM Hotel Chelsea.”
Cham’s hospitality career, spanning over 10 years, includes general manager roles at Hampton Inn While Plains/Tarrytown, Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Albany, and Fairfield Inn by Marriott, LaGuardia.  He received a degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.        
The GEM Hotel Chelsea is a neighborhood-inspired, urban boutique hotel that opened in November 2008. Part of The GEM Hotel collection, with three locations in Manhattan, the hotel offers guests genuine service at a great value, boasting brand-wide complimentary amenities, including nightly turndown, high-speed Internet access, LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and more.  
For reservations, and additional information about The GEM Hotel Chelsea, please visit or call (212) 675-1911.  Follow The GEM Hotels on Twitter: @theGEMhotel, or become a fan on
The GEM Hotel brand is an authentic and intimate collection of neighborhood boutique properties in Manhattan. The brand, which was launched in 2007, currently boasts three locations: The GEM Hotel Midtown West, located at 449 West 36th Street; The GEM Hotel SoHo, located at 135 East Houston Street; and The GEM Hotel Chelsea, located at 300 West 22nd Street.  A fourth property, The GEM Hotel Union Square, is under development with other sites under consideration.  While the décor of each property is distinct, all guestrooms feature wide-screen flat-panel LCD televisions, high-speed Internet access, coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee, iPod docking station clock radios with MP3 connections, down pillows and plush towels, SEI premium bottled water, high-end Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and monogrammed bath robes. The GEM Hotels honor individuality and reflect and support the surrounding neighborhood through hotel décor and staff community relations.  Owned and operated by Gemini Real Estate Advisors, LLC, The GEM Hotels brand is an independent boutique hotel collection.  Reservation support is provided by the Ascend Collection by Choice Hotels through a membership affiliation.  Gemini Real Estate Advisors is a full-service real estate company that specializes in the acquisition, development and management of commercial real estate.

The GEM Hotel Chelsea
(212) 675-1911

Also See: New York City s GEM Hotel Collection Appoints Javier Egipciaco & Ashley Grogg as General Managers for Chelsea & Midtown West Properties / May 2009

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