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Guenter H. Richter, VP and Managing Director of The Setai, Miami Beach,
Honored with the 2012 Outstanding Industry Professional Award

Presented by the New York City College of Technology of the City
University of New York, Department of Hospitality Management

Miami Beach, Fla. – May 23, 2012 – Hospitality veteran Guenter H. Richter, who was recently named as the new vice president and managing director of the Asian-inspired luxury hotel The Setai, Miami Beach , has been recognized by the New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, Department of Hospitality Management with the 2012 Outstanding Industry Professional Award.

“I am honored and grateful for being selected by the faculty.” said Richter.  “The hospitality industry is my passion and I am lucky to have worked at some of the most prestigious hotels in the country.  Being recognized by my mentors and colleagues is a testament to the career to which I have dedicated my life.”

The Outstanding Industry Professional Award recognizes professionals who are dedicated to the field of hospitality and contribute to the college. Richter was presented with this prestigious award at the college’s baccalaureate celebration on May 7, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, where he addressed the graduating class with words of wisdom they will be able to use as they head into the world of hospitality.

Richter currently leads the overall hotel operations at The Setai, Miami Beach, an award-winning Asian-inspired hotel that embraces the serene Far East cultural style and atmosphere while offering guests a prime location in the heart of Miami Beach.  Prior to his tenure at The Setai, Richter served as managing director of The Setai Fifth Avenue in New York City and general manager of The Regent Bal Harbour in Miami, the St. Regis New York and the Drake Hotel in New York, just to name a few.

About The Setai, Miami Beach

As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Setai, Miami Beach offers a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideout. Managed by Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group, the luxurious oceanfront environment combines the Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance with the Art Deco history of South Beach to create an intimate, private world coveted by discerning travelers. A melding of inspiration and setting, The Setai embraces its serenity while connecting guests with what have always been the area’s greatest attractions: the beach, the sun, the culture and the nightlife. With three sparkling pools at the edge of the Atlantic, an award-winning restaurant and dedicated concierge team, The Setai leaves no request unfulfilled.

About Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group is an organization dedicated to creating world-renowned hotels and resorts.  Having assembled a team of the industry’s most noted and experienced luxury hotel executives; Trevi offers an unparalleled capacity for developing, planning, operating, managing and marketing the finest independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Trevi is the vision of respected international hotelier Atef Mankarios, who serves as CEO. Trevi provides comprehensive services to select independent luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Visit Trevi at

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