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Denihan Names Steve Sasso GM of The Benjamin

Wednesday February 26th, 2014 - 3:16PM

NEW YORK—Denihan Hospitality Group has named Steve Sasso general manager of The Benjamin.

In his new role, Sasso is responsible for overseeing all of the operations, finance, sales and marketing efforts for the 209-room property that recently unveiled a $10 million renovation. 

“Steve is a valued member of the Denihan team, consistently demonstrating incredible leadership and a results-focused management style,” said Danette Opaczewski, EVP, operations. “We are confident that Steve will further enhance The Benjamin’s competitive positioning and achieve the financial and guest satisfaction goals for the hotel.” 

Sasso joined Denihan three years ago as hotel manager of Affinia Manhattan, followed by general manager assignments at Eastgate Tower, Affinia Gardens and Affinia Dumont.

Previously, Sasso served as hotel manager of the Acqualina Resort & Spa on Miami Beach where he oversaw all hotel, restaurant and spa operations. Sasso’s experience also includes Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Interstate Hotels and Resorts, where he held various positions in Boston and New York City, including opening director of operations at The Copley Square Hotel.

Sasso conducted his undergraduate studies in New Hampshire and Switzerland and attended University of Massachusetts Amherst working toward his MBA and MS degrees. He also completed the 2014 General Manager Program at Cornell University.