NEW YORK—Denihan Hospitality has named Vera Manoukian as president and COO. In her role, Manoukian is responsible for operations and management of the company and accelerating pipeline growth of its portfolio of both branded and independent boutique luxury and lifestyle hotels. The appointment comes as the company is preparing to open two new James Hotels: The James – West Hollywood and The James – NoMad on Madison Ave. in New York.
“Manoukian is a seasoned and accomplished leader that will help us achieve improved results through superior performance, expand our portfolio and take us to the next level,” said Patrick Denihan, CEO of Denihan Investments, the company’s real estate arm.
“As a family business that has been in existence for over 50 years, we are very aware of the need to continually strive for excellence in everything we do. Vera comes with the breadth and depth of experience to lead Denihan forward,” said Brooke Barrett, CEO of Denihan Hospitality.
Manoukian has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, she served as SVP of operations leading Starwood’s largest geographic region with 68 properties, delivering over $3.4 billion in revenue with seven brands and 35,000 rooms in both full-service and luxury hotels.