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Northwood Hospitality Names David Chase as General
Manager of the 899-room New York Palace
 in Manhattan, New York

July 18, 2011, New York, New York
--- David McCaslin, President of Northwood Hospitality, has named David Chase general manager of The New York Palace. In his new role, he will oversee the daily operations of the historic 899-room hotel, as well as its food and beverage departments which include the Michelin Two-Star and Wine Spectator Grand Award winning GILT restaurant. He will also manage The Palace's on-property leadership team.

"After 20 years, the experience of joining a hotel and becoming part of a new team is just as exciting as it ever was," says Chase. "This move in particular is made even more special by the fact that The New York Palace is a true Manhattan landmark with a history as remarkable as the city itself," he adds. "It is an honor to be affiliated with such a renowned luxury hotel, recognized for its architectural grandeur, world-class dining and service excellence."

Prior to this, Chase was hired as the pre-opening general manager of Trump SoHo New York in 2008 and oversaw the hotel's opening in April of 2010. It quickly earned a place on Travel + Leisure's 2011 Best New Hotels List, and Conde Nast Traveler's 2011 Hot List for The Spa at Trump.

Chase joined Trump SoHo New York from The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, where he served as hotel manager. He joined the AAA Five-Diamond property as area director of catering and conference services from pre-opening in 2001. His leadership there ultimately resulted in a number of corporate achievements and awards, including Institutional Investor Magazine's #1 Best Business Hotel in the World, Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List - World's Best Places to Stay, Zagat Guide to Best Hotels in the United States, and ELLE magazine's Best of the Best Spa Destinations.

Over his 20-year career working with global luxury brands, Chase has developed a strong background in high-end hotel catering and conference services, food and beverage operations, financial management, and team building.  He has also held leadership positions at The St. Regis New York, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Chase received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Connecticut's Quinnipiac University, and lectures regularly on hospitality management at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Chase, a native of Connecticut, currently resides in Long Island with his family.

About The New York Palace Hotel
The very finest in old-world elegance and new-world opulence can be found just beyond the courtyard gates of The New York Palace on the corner of 50th & Madison. With 813 rooms and 86 suites, The Palace is known for unparalleled splendor, spectacular views, sumptuous rooms and exquisite service. Located in the heart of Manhattan -- across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral and only steps from Rockefeller Center -- the Hotel's world-renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th-century Italian cathedrals and has served as the entranceway to the historic Villard Mansion since 1882. Today, The New York Palace Hotel gracefully blends The Villard Mansion with a contemporary 55-story high-rise that was completed in 1980. The Towers is a "hotel within a hotel," featuring 176 luxurious guestrooms and suites and a private club offered exclusively for guests of the Towers.   The hotel's dining options include the celebrated GILT restaurant, a Michelin Two-Star, Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning establishment. Guests can book accommodations online at or contact reservations at 1-800-NY-PALACE (1-800-697-2522).

Leslie Lefkowitz
Director - Communications

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