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Denihan Hospitality Group Appoints Don Fraser as General Manager of the
407-room Royal Palm in Miami Beach, Florida

New York, NY, March 9, 2011 -- Don Fraser has been appointed General Manager for the Royal Palm in Miami Beach, Fla., the most recent addition to Denihan’s portfolio of boutique lifestyle hotels.  The announcement was made by Brad Wilson, Denihan’s chief operating officer.

With 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Fraser previously served concurrently as Denihan’s Corporate Director of Operations and General Manager of Affinia Dumont in New York City. Under his leadership, Affinia Dumont was honored as Denihan’s 2009 ‘Hotel of the Year’ and achieved the highest Associate Satisfaction within the company.

Prior to joining Denihan, Fraser was General Manager of Hilton Newark Penn Station in Newark, N.J.

Fraser began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corp. as a corporate management trainee in Columbus, Ohio, and later held various management positions at Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the 2,019 room Hyatt Regency Chicago.  Fraser eventually returned to Greater New York where he held several housekeeping and rooms positions at a number of hotels, including the New York Palace, The Roosevelt Hotel and Hilton Parsippany.

Fraser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel/Restaurant & Institutional Management from Purdue University.

The 407-room Royal Palm ( enjoys a prime beachfront location in Miami’s South Beach on Collins Avenue, adjacent to Ocean Drive.  The property will undergo a complete renovation and redevelopment commencing in mid-2011.  Specifics of that project will be released prior to that time.

About Denihan Hospitality Group
New York based Denihan Hospitality Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing owner/operators of stylish boutique hotels, draws upon a 50-year family legacy of providing guests with highly individualized service. Denihan’s 13-property portfolio includes upper upscale and luxury brands Affinia Hotels and The James, as well as luxury independent properties The Surrey and The Benjamin, and other independent affiliates. A full-service management and development company, Denihan’s properties are located in some of the most sought after U.S. locations, including New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Miami. For reservations or further information, visit

 Katie Elliott
Quinn & Co.
520 Eighth Avenue, 21 Fl.
New York, NY 10018
T: 212.868.1900 x269



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