News for the Hospitality Executive
New York, NY- July 23, 2012 – St Giles Hotels has named Kenneth Hung to the position of assistant general manager for its two side-by-side properties in New York City – The Tuscany and The Court. Hung is a well-known figure in Manhattan’s hotel industry having held high level executive positions at The Roosevelt Hotel for fifteen years.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Kenneth Hung to the St Giles team. His experience and management skills in all aspects of hotel operations will be invaluable as we make a strongly positive impact on the Manhattan hotel scene,” said Abigail Tan, director of corporate affairs, St Giles Hotels. “As assistant general manager he will be a major player in ensuring that our two properties are operated with maximum efficiency and with outstanding customer service.”
Prior to joining St Giles, Hung was director of services for The Roosevelt, overseeing a staff of almost 300 managers and employees with responsibility for housekeeping and valet services as well as non-engineering maintenance, guest services and training. During his tenure at the hotel, he also held the positions of night audit supervisor, restaurant manager, night operations manager, and director of front office operations.
Hung holds a degree in Business Management from Empire State College State University of New York.
About St Giles Hotel New York
St Giles Hotel New York is comprised of two side-by-side properties, The Tuscany and The Court, which were acquired last year from Starwood Hotels & Resorts and were previously flagged as W Hotels. The Court features 199 guestrooms and suites, with some of the largest guestrooms in New York City measuring 350 to 1,000 square feet of space. Its sister property next door, The Tuscany offers 120 residential-style guestrooms and suites, some with terraces and patios that look out onto landmark sites, along with oversized living areas, and spacious baths. The hotels have enjoyed a long-standing history in the heart of historic Murray Hill, recently making New York Magazine’s ‘the best place to live in New York’ list. The hotels were originally built in 1927 as apartments and later converted to hotels in the 1950s. Both hotels are centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, nearby iconic New York landmarks such as Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the 5th Avenue retail district. For more information visit www.stgilesnewyork.com.
About St Giles Hotel LLC
St Giles Hotel New York - The Tuscany and The Court are owned and managed by its parent company, St Giles Hotel LLC. Headquartered in London, England, St Giles Hotel, LLC and St Giles Hotels are affiliates of Cititel Hotel Management or CHM-Hotels.
CHM-Hotels is a consulting and management company that encompasses Concept Development, Market & Feasibility Studies, Facility Planning, Marketing Strategies & Planning, Equipment & Product Selection and Procurement. It is a subsidiary of the Malaysian-based IGB Corporation, a property and investment holding company, known for its excellence in both commercial and residential property development. IGB is also one of the oldest and largest commercial and residential developers in Asia and has been acclaimed for its award-winning, 9.7 acre The Gardens mixed-use project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is anchored by a high-end shopping gallery, two landmark office towers, five-star residences and a luxury hotel.
The company’s hospitality portfolio consists of ‘express’, three, four, and five-star luxury hotels and is known for its collection of centrally located hotels. CHM-Hotels operates a diverse range of hotels and resorts globally including MiCasa, an all-suite hotel in Kuala Lumpur; the Cititel Express - Kota Kinabalu; St Giles Kuala Lumpur; St Giles Makati, Metro-Manila; St Giles Hotel Central London; and the St Giles Hotel Feltham Heathrow in the U.K. Future St Giles projects include properties in Penang, Malaysia; London; and Sydney with the aim to have 20 St Giles branded hotels by 2015. For more information visit www.stgiles.com.
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