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Warwick International Appoints Sam Kapadia General Manager for the
Warwick New York Hotel, Also, Barrymore Edwards Named
Senior Sales Manager, Business Travel

NEW YORK (August 6, 2010) – Warwick International Hotels announced Sam Kapadia as the new General Manager for its flagship, the Warwick New York Hotel. The historic Warwick New York Hotel, located at 65 West 54th Street will be celebrating its 85th birthday in 2011.

Sam Kapadia holds a Bachelor’s in Hotel Management from the Swiss Association Institute “Les Roches” and is a four-term Certified Hotel Administrator. He brings with him extensive international hospitality management experience with many deluxe and well established hotels and hotel companies. With his in depth expertise as a hotelier moving across continents from Bombay, India to Montreux, Switzerland and Paris, France to New York, USA, Kapadia’s knowledge will present a solid platform to continue to provide exceptional guest service for visitors to Manhattan and Warwick New York Hotel. His multi-faceted experience will also assist in overseeing the continued renovation of the Hotel’s Premier Rooms & Suites which currently boasts over 25% of the hotel’s total room availability. 

“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Warwick International Hotels, we’re looking forward to continuing to build a growing, dynamic business serving the sophisticated traveler,” said G. Paul LeBlanc, vice president sales and marketing. “Sam has the demonstrated business successes, personal integrity and passion and international sensibility to ensure that Warwick New York leads the way for our organization.”

Also, Barrymore Edwards has joined Warwick International Hotels as Senior Sales Manager, Business Travel for the the Warwick New York Hotel . 

Edwards steps into the new position to support and oversee the management of the business travel  program with the New York sales team. His position also extends to an increased focus on managing and expanding U.S. based consortia accounts for Warwick International Hotels globally.   

As a seasoned hospitality professional, Edwards brings with him years of sales expertise to his new post. He has a proven track record of increasing business and client relationship management for luxury hotel brands both globally and in New York City. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a focus on International Development and minor in Mandarin Chinese, from Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania. He also studied Mandarin for two years at National Taiwan University in Taipei.

“Despite the economy, the consortia business has grown steadily for Warwick International Hotels over the past several years,” said G. Paul LeBlanc, Vice President Sales and Marketing. “We continually improve our offering, both through ongoing upgrades to our existing hotels and the regular addition of unique new hotels to our collection. We have never had a better story to tell, and Barrymore brings the level of sophistication and experience needed to share that story with our current customers and new audiences.”

About Warwick New York Hotel (

Warwick New York was built in 1926 by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst as a gift for his love, Hollywood star Marion Davies, and was purchased by Warwick International Hotels in 1980. It features 359 spacious guest rooms and 67 richly appointed suites. Six floors of the hotel have been recently renovated and branded Premier Rooms and Suites, with opulent decor reflecting the vintage Hollywood glamour (married with modern technologies) associated with the hotels’ storied past. Additional renovations will begin later in 2010. The restaurant, Murals on 54, was named after the original historic murals painted by the American artist Dean Cornwell in 1937. Randolph’s Bar & Lounge offers an enticing and sophisticated atmosphere that is classic New York, with sweeping views of the famous Avenue of the Americas.

About Warwick International Hotels (

Celebrating its 30th anniversary of hospitality excellence, the WIH Group now includes more than 40 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, and Africa. 


Warwick International Hotels

Also See: Warwick International Completes Renovations at the Warwick Melrose Dallas, No Two Guest Rooms Are Exactly Alike / May 2009

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