Denihan Hospitality Announces Vera Manoukian as President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Denihan Hospitality Group
  • 04.10.17
Denihan Hospitality, an independent owner and operator of boutique hotels in top U.S. urban markets, announced that Vera Manoukian has joined as president and chief operating officer.

In her role, Manoukian is responsible for operations and management of the company and delivering superior performance, as well as accelerating pipeline growth of its portfolio of both branded and independent boutique luxury and lifestyle hotels. Her appointment comes just as the company is preparing to open two new James Hotels: The James - West Hollywood and The James - NoMad on Madison Avenue in NYC.
"We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Vera Manoukian as our president and COO," said Patrick Denihan, CEO of Denihan Investments. "She 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." 

"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. 
"I am honored to be given this opportunity to join Denihan at this exciting time in the business. Denihan has a quality portfolio of hotels that is poised to grow and exceed customer expectations," said Manoukian.

Manoukian is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, she served as senior vice president 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. During her tenure at Starwood, Manoukian was recognized for her operational excellence and maximizing performance, while also successfully managing her region's growth and development pipeline. 
Manoukian holds an MBA from the University of Southern New Hampshire, specializing in marketing, and a bachelor of science degree from Rivier University of New Hampshire.

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