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Bill Walshe Named as Chief Executive Officer
for Viceroy Hotel Group

(Los Angeles, CA) July 17, 2012 – Viceroy Hotel Group announces the appointment of Bill Walshe to Chief Executive Officer. Previously with the Dublin based international luxury hotel group The Doyle Collection, Walshe was selected following a comprehensive search process by the Board of Directors of Viceroy Hotel Group.

A 20-year veteran of the luxury hospitality industry, Bill Walshe assumes his new role at a time of tremendous growth for the company. Year to date, Viceroy Hotel Group has added three new properties in the Maldives, New York City and San Francisco, and recently announced the opening of Viceroy Istanbul in 2013 and Viceroy Bodrum in 2014, for a total of eighteen hotels under management by the group worldwide. Walshe provides Viceroy Hotel Group with a truly global perspective, as he brings extensive senior management experience with leading international hospitality companies, including Jumeirah Group, The Doyle Collection, and Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. As the CEO of The Doyle Collection, Walshe led the brand through its reinvention into a modern luxury urban hotel group that includes eleven hotels in the USA and Europe. Prior to The Doyle Collection, Walshe served as Chief Marketing Officer for Dubai based Jumeirah Group at a time of tremendous growth for the international luxury hospitality group.

"Bill steps into this role at an exciting time of accelerating growth for Viceroy," said Carlos Obeid, Chairman of Viceroy Hotel Group’s Board of Directors. "Given our 2012 openings in New York, San Francisco and the Maldives, and our upcoming openings of Viceroy Istanbul and Viceroy Bodrum, Bill’s international experience and recognition as a leader within the industry will enable him to lead the continued growth and development of Viceroy Hotel Group as we expand our global foot print with new destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”

A leader in the world of hospitality, Viceroy Hotel Group has focused on creating comprehensive standards for their loyal and discerning customers, creating signature amenities, extraordinary wellness offerings, unique dining experiences and sophisticated design. Managing a dynamic portfolio of luxury properties that are set in vibrant urban destinations such as Miami, Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, New York and Abu Dhabi, the management group also offers spectacular resort locations in Anguilla, St. Lucia, Snowmass, Zihuatanejo, Riviera Maya and recently-opened in the Maldives.

About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi , Anguilla , Beverly Hills , Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, Santa Monica , Snowmass , St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in the Maldives and Bodrum, Turkey.

Brooke Hilton, Carran Gannaway, Maggie Porges
LaForce + Stevens
Tel: 212-242-9353

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Viceroy Hotel Group Adds the 165-room Cassa Hotel in New York City to its Urban Retreat Collection / February 2012

Tides Riviera Maya in Mexico Completes Major Renovation and Rebrands as Viceroy Riviera Maya / January 2012

Viceroy Hotel Group Rebrands the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi as Yas Viceroy, Groups First Property in the Middle East / October 2011

The Tides Riviera Maya in Mexico Launches Renovation and Expansion; With the Completion of 11 New Villas, Resort will Total 41 Villas / July 2011

Aldar Properties Selects Viceroy Hotel Group as Operator of the 499-room Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi / July 2011

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