Denihan Hospitality named Vera Manoukian as President & Chief Operating Officer
New York City – 10 April 2017 –
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, Vera 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. Vera’s 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.
Ms. 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 7 brands and 35,000 rooms in both full service and luxury hotels. During her tenure at Starwood, Vera 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.