Viceroy New York Appoints Gerard Denneny As General Manager

International Hotel Group Selects Industry Veteran To Spearhead Operations At New Property

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viceroy Hotel Group is pleased to announce Gerard Denneny as General Manager of the brand new property Viceroy New York, slated to open in October on the iconic West 57th Street. Mr. Denneny, a luxury hotel veteran with over 20 years of management experience, began his position in April and is responsible for overseeing the successful launch of the 29-story hotel.

In his role as General Manager, Mr. Denneny will oversee Viceroy New York's operations, as well as lead the New York team in delivering Viceroy Hotel Group's premier standards of service. The hotel – the group's first Viceroy branded property in New York – is being designed by powerhouse firm Roman and Williams, and will articulate a downtown aesthetic without compromising on the area's noteworthy sophistication.

Mr. Denneny joins Viceroy Hotel Group from the Essex House New York, where he served as General Manager. Previously, he held senior positions at the 5-star property Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London and the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin. He began his career opening and managing a number of award-winning boutique properties.

"Gerard is the personification of a luxury hotelier," said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group. "His extraordinary attention to detail and leadership combine to create outstanding modern luxury hotel experiences for our guests. We are very lucky to have a leader of Gerard's caliber launching Viceroy New York."

A graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Mr. Denneny holds a BSc in Hotel and Catering Management. He currently lives in New York City.

About Viceroy New York
Representing the next generation of New York luxury hospitality, Viceroy New York is Viceroy Hotel Group's first branded property in Manhattan. Uniting some of the most prestigious names in development, architecture, design, nightlife and cuisine, the 29-story hotel sits on the iconic West 57th Street – a central thoroughfare in Midtown combining business and pleasure for both locals and visitors. Viceroy New York was designed by powerhouse firm Roman and Williams, and articulates a vision of downtown allure without compromising on uptown sophistication. The hotel boasts a striking double-height lobby, bespoke interiors, sweeping public spaces and top-of-the-line amenities in 240 luxury guestrooms. On the hotel's ground floor, revelers can visit Kingside, a bar and restaurant featuring Gerber Group's renowned bar program alongside Chef Marc Murphy's interpretation of New American Cooking, as well as expansive global wine offerings, regionally brewed craft beers and small-batch spirits. Later this year, Gerber Group will also debut a rooftop lounge and outdoor deck with awe-inspiring views of Central Park, a rotating selection of innovative cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients and small plates from Kingside. For more information and to make a reservation, contact 212-830-8005 or visit http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/newyork.

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, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Istanbul, Dubai and Bodrum, Turkey.

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