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The Dominick Hotel in New York City Earns AAA Five Diamond Rating

(NEW YORK, NY – March 5, 2019) Solidifying its reputation as one of New York’s premier luxury hotels, The Dominick, located at the crossroads of Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo, TriBeCa and West Village neighborhoods, earns top honor with AAA’s Five Diamond rating. The Dominick is one of only 11 hotels in New York and the only SoHo property, to receive this top distinction underscoring its commitment to providing noteworthy service for guests.

For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. The Five Diamond Rating was created to recognize the upper echelon of hotels, highlighting the property’s extraordinary physical qualities, extensive amenities and impeccable standards of excellence in delivering a highly personalized experience. Evaluation is based upon rigorous testing that includes in-person inspections, anonymous overnight stays and a final review by a panel of experts as an additional step to ensure credibility. The exclusive group represents just 0.4 percent of more than 27,000 hotels across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, adding to the list of only 121 hotels.  

“Receiving this rating within our first year of the property’s rebrand is a testament to The Dominick’s commitment to our guests at the highest level,” said Dant Hirsch, General Manager of the hotel. “We are incredibly honored to achieve this accolade.”

For reservations and more information, visit www.TheDominick.com or call 866.486.3137.

About The Dominick

The Dominick Hotel is an independent Five-Diamond hotel located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, and is managed by an affiliate of CIM Group, which through another affiliate owns the majority of the hotel units within the condominium.  The hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection and features 391 residential-style guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing unrivaled views of the city’s spectacular skyline and the Hudson River. With just 12 rooms per floor, the hotel has an intimate ambiance of sophistication and indulgence. Other amenities include an outdoor plunge pool on a 6,000-square foot pool deck (open seasonally), as well as an impressive 11,000-square-foot BABOR Signature Spa (coming spring 2019).

About AAA:

AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 59 million members nationwide and more than 982,000 members in Maryland.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit AAA.com.

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Nicole Murano
Director of Marketing and Communications
212.842.5572
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Lisa Glover
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212.696.0660 x 3762
lglover@ldpr.com

 

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The Dominick Hotel Appoints Marianna Di Franca as the Director of Catering & Conference Services

(NEW YORK, NY – August 22, 2018) Located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, The Dominick continues to surpass expectations with personalized service that speaks to intuitive, intimate hospitality. Following its recent rebranding, the property is pleased to announce the newest appointment of Marianna Di Franca as the Director of Catering & Conference Services.

In her new position, Di Franca will provide client consultation for on-site events by overseeing banquet orders, coordinating special requests with the culinary team and soliciting new business endeavors. Fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish with a penchant for launching sales strategies that bolster revenue, Di Franca holds over ten years of experience in the events realm. Prior to her role at The Dominick, she served as the Director of Event Sales at InterContinental Miami where she managed 100,000 square feet of event space. Di Franca’s past expertise also includes residencies at Andaz in New York, Warwick Hotels & Resorts, Denihan Hospitality Group, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and select Marriott International properties.

“Marianna is a welcome addition to our ever-expanding team at The Dominick, and we look forward to her promoting the incredible event spaces we are privileged to have,” said Dant Hirsch, General Manager of the hotel. “With over a decade in the sales industry coupled with her multilingual abilities, we’re confident Marianna will be a valued asset in attracting new business in the coming months and years.”

The Dominick features more than 12,000 square feet of customizable indoor and outdoor event spaces that are ideal venues for gatherings of all sizes. Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows that provide natural light, The Dominick offers flexible options for event spaces in SoHo. The entire third floor of the hotel holds five spaces including the 3,894-square-foot SoHo Ballroom, the only luxury space of its kind downtown as well as the 1,600-square-foot SoHi space that offers 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with unparalleled views of downtown Manhattan and sunset over the Hudson River. Innovative catering menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef titillate the taste buds. Of course, there is also the latest audio-visual technology available, including high-speed internet, projection screens and a special events team that provides impeccable service.

For reservations and more information, visit The Dominick or call 866.486.3137.

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The Dominick Hotel in New York City Earns Green Seal® Certification

(NEW YORK, NY – August 22, 2018) The Dominick, a luxury hotel located at the crossroads of Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo, TriBeCa and West Village neighborhoods, is proud to announce that it is the newest recipient of the prestigious Green Seal® Bronze certification. The Dominick is only the second hotel in New York to receive this distinction, which underscores its commitment to providing personalized, luxury service that is equally rooted in sustainability as well.

The Green Seal was created in 1989 as a code of standards for businesses to minimize the impact of waste and toxins in their daily operations. In order to attain certification, rigorous benchmarks must be met which pledge to utilizing sustainable, efficient and recyclable services. Evaluation is based upon assorted factors including waste minimization, pollution prevention, energy conservation, eco-friendly purchasing, and management of water resources.

The Dominick’s Bronze accolade demonstrates a commitment to this very philosophy. Such efforts include offering complimentary electronic access to newspapers; the use of renewable energy throughout the building; ensuring water rates in flow at a moderate level; offering guests the opportunity to participate in the towel and linen reuse program; and automatic lights in all offices. The property also uses the ORCA food waste management system, which funnels refuse through environmentally safe waters and into Manhattan’s sewage, thus reducing landfill waste.

“The Dominick recognizes its responsibility to be environmentally conscious, both to guests and New Yorkers alike,” says Dant Hirsch, General Manager of the hotel. “We’re incredibly pleased to be credited with the Green Seal as it only re-emphasizes our promise in delivering an exceptional guest experience.”

For reservations and more information, visit The Dominick or call 866.486.3137.

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The Dominick Hotel Appoints Dynamic Experts to its Expanding Sales Team

(NEW YORK, NY – June 20, 2018) Perfectly situated between New York City’s West Village and TriBeCa neighborhoods, The Dominick continues to build momentum following its recent rebranding with the appointment of two additions to its sales leadership team. The independent hotel announces Nico Fournier as Director of MICE & Travel Industry Sales International, and Ece Bayram as Travel Industry Sales Manager.

As the Director of MICE & Travel Industry Sales International, Nico Fournier will oversee relationships with international leisure consortia accounts, the wholesale market, as well as specialized industries within the group segment. A veteran in sales within the luxury hotel realm, Fournier previously served as the Assistant Director of Sales at The Surrey, a Relais & Châteaux property in New York and the Global Account Director at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in London. In both roles, Fournier developed an astute understanding of the sales and marketing space by fostering relationships with international consortias such as American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, Virtuoso and Traveller Made. He also exceeded revenue growth, crafted sales strategies, and raised consumer awareness for both properties. Prior to these positions, Fournier leveraged knowledge of his native Canada to enhance travel industry sales while working for the country’s tourist board in London.

With a background in Five-Star luxury hotels, Ece Bayram’s new role as Travel Industry Sales Manager will have her working closely with the luxury leisure consortias based in the United States and Canada, such as American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, Virtuoso, Signature and more. Until recently, Bayram served as Vice President of A2B Travel New York, where she increased leisure and corporate revenue in the North and South American, Canadian, European and Middle Eastern markets. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Business Management in Istanbul, Turkey, Bayram honed her skills at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, working in sales, public relations, marketing and guest services. She relocated to New York to further develop her expertise at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and later as the Travel Industry & International Sales Manager at The New York Palace Hotel. There, she managed leisure accounts and led the development of Manhattan’s 25 top wholesale accounts.

“This is a significant year for The Dominick. As we embark on a new chapter, we’re excited to welcome Nico and Ece to our team,” said Dant Hirsch, General Manager of The Dominick. “These two sales experts bring strong industry knowledge, and will help spread the word as we continue to unveil exciting new offerings and solidify The Dominick as an unparalleled option for group, business and leisure travelers.

The Dominick features over 12,000 square feet of stylish and customizable indoor and outdoor event space that are ideal venues for gatherings of various sizes. The entire third floor of the hotel holds five flexible meeting and event spaces including the 3,894-square-foot SoHo Ballroom, the only luxury space of its kind downtown as well as the 1,600-square-foot SoHi space that offers 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping skyline views. All events are outfitted with the latest audio-visual technology including high-speed internet, projection screens and a special events team that provides dedicated assistance for each event.

For reservations and more information, visit The Dominick or call 866.486.3137.

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The Dominick Appoints New General Manager Dant Hirsch

(NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 20, 2018) The Dominick Hotel is pleased to welcome Dant Hirsch as the General Manager of the 391-room hotel in SoHo, New York, effective immediately. Hirsch will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel, bringing his world-class experience with award winning luxury hotels and resorts to leading The Dominick’s prestigious team.

“This is a very exciting opportunity on many levels,” says Hirsch. “New York is a mecca of luxury and a hotel of this caliber truly stands out among the others in SoHo. I’m thrilled to begin working with the dedicated team at The Dominick, part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Legend collection, who work diligently to maintain their status as a leader among luxury properties.”

Hirsch, a hospitality industry veteran of 15 years, brings a successful and diverse depth of international experience to this role in New York. He joins The Dominick from the highly regarded COMO Hotels & Resorts in Florida and Turks and Caicos. There, he oversaw all initiatives in the Americas for COMO Hotels & Resorts, leading developmental initiatives for the million-dollar renovations and attaining coveted awards from Conde Nast Traveler.

Hirsch began his hospitality career in British Columbia, where he held several operational roles with Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort and Spa, prior to launching his career in Florida with The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota and St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, where he was promoted respectively at each hotel, and led openings of both the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and the St. Regis flagship Florida hotel.

Hirsch has won numerous accolades for the hotels he has managed, achieving a Forbes Five Star rating at Faena Miami Beach in its first year of operation. COMO Parrot Cay was included in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2017” as one of their favorite hotels in the world. His experience also helped lead the St Regis Bal Harbour in attaining Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond, and The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota’s team in Five Diamond status.

Hirsch brings a level of excellence and experience to match The Dominick’s commitment to its five-star service achievement.

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The Dominick Hotel Debuts in New York City at the Height of Luxury

(NEW YORK, NY – Dec. 20, 2017)  Unparalleled modern luxury continues in downtown Manhattan as The Dominick, located at 246 Spring Street, debuts today and is now accepting reservations. The independent hotel was formerly known as the Trump SoHo New York. As the only Five-Diamond property in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, the 46-story, 391-room hotel offers guests unsurpassed accommodations and sweeping views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

With paramount service, spacious accommodations, a world-class spa, outdoor pool, three food and beverage venues, and banquet and event space, The Dominick joins only two other premier hotels in New York City that have been accepted into membership of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious Legend Collection.

“The debut of The Dominick marks a new start for the continuation of the level of luxury service that has been set at this hotel,” said Sharon Telesca-Feurer, Acting Director of Sales and Marketing of The Dominick. “We look forward to introducing new and exciting offerings for our new and returning guests.”

All existing room reservations will be honored by The Dominick with no action required by the traveler. Repeat visitors will see familiar faces and the same unrivaled views and unpretentious service they have grown accustomed to experiencing.

Guest Room Experience

Every detail of The Dominick guest rooms exude modern elegance, from granite countertops and leather-topped desks, to oversized marble bathrooms where most of the deep marble soaking tubs are accompanied by a city view. The hotel boasts 391 rooms and suites that average 605 sq. ft., ranging from 422 sq. ft. to 2,331 sq. ft., including ten two-bedroom penthouses. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. No detail has been overlooked at The Dominick – each unit is furnished by Fendi Casa and includes hand-finished details of precious metals, new-generation fabrics and technologies that blend seamlessly to provide the combination of comfort and luxury. Each room is also outfitted with Nespresso machines, microwave ovens, and a refreshed in-room dining menu. The Dominick will soon announce local partnerships for the artisanal mini bar products in the coming months.

The Spa

The Spa offers uniquely tailored spa services to rejuvenate and indulge the senses, including the first luxury hammam in New York City. The spa’s premier facilities include nine private treatment rooms, salon services, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Signature treatments from around the world are offered, including unique body treatments, soothing facials, healing care for hands and feet, seasonal rooftop sunrise yoga classes, and a variety of massage techniques. The Spa also offers salon and in-room hair and makeup services. Those looking for private relaxation can inquire about overnight reservations at three private spa suites with adjacent treatment room or en suite sauna.

Special Events & Catering

The Dominick offers a wide range of meeting and event spaces, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with an abundance of natural light.  The SoHo Ballroom, an elegant reception space for up to 300 guests, The Hudson Square Ballroom, complete with a private outdoor terrace, and two smaller boardrooms are perfect for executive meetings, and can accommodate a range of event needs. SoHi, the hotel’s forty-sixth floor event space, features 13-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer unparalleled views of Manhattan on three sides making it the perfect place for a more intimate 100-person event. The Dominick’s team of meeting professionals creates elegant events for their guests and offers group packages that can be customized for every client.

Food & Beverage Outlets

New signature restaurant Spring & Varick offers a twist on Modern American Cuisine bringing an exciting, new and elevated yet accessible dining destination to SoHo.  Designed by the acclaimed Lesly Bernard, the restaurant plays on art deco meets modern décor with a rotating mix of local art adorning the walls. Food from Executive Chef John Creger highlights Spring & Varick as he serves playful and interactive dishes incorporating fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Dishes include Lobster Hash, Matcha Green Tea Pancakes, Pork Belly Bahn Mi, Short Rib Pinwheel Crusted with Baby Hemp Leaf Gremolata, Scallops in Parsnip Puree and more.

Seasonal Bar d’Eau, located on the 7th floor, is an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar featuring creative cocktails and an imaginative menu of light bites served poolside.

The Dominick is located where SoHo meets TriBeCa and the West Village at 246 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10013, at the corner of Spring Street and Varick Street.

As of 11:59 pm on Dec. 20th, the public may visit www.TheDominick.com or call 866.486.3137 to make reservations at The Dominick.

About The Dominick Hotel

The Dominick Hotel is an independent Five-Diamond hotel located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, and is managed by an affiliate of CIM Group, which through another affiliate owns the majority of the hotel units within the condominium. The hotel features 391 spacious guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing unrivaled views of the city’s spectacular skyline and the Hudson River. With just 12 rooms per floor, the hotel has an intimate ambiance of sophistication and indulgence. Guests can enjoy signature restaurant, Spring & Varick and the seasonal poolside Bar d’Eau featuring light fare and cocktails. The Spa with its two levels of pampering services, provides New York its only authentic luxury Turkish hammams.

About CIM Group

Established in 1994, CIM is a leading partner for global investors seeking to invest in urban real assets and associated credit strategies with a principal focus on North America.  CIM is a real asset manager of urban residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, debt, and infrastructure investments as well as U.S. based net/finance lease and other credit strategies.  CIM’s broad expertise includes in-house research, acquisition, investment, development, finance, leasing and property management capabilities.  CIM has owned, developed, and operated hospitality properties including five-star hotels and residences spanning the country, with brands such as Marriott, The Redbury, Sheraton, SLS, Holiday Inn, Joie de Vivre, and Palomar.  Its Hotel group has broad experience in all facets of hospitality including executive leadership roles in marketing and operations with Four Seasons Hotels, Loews Hotels, Ian Schrager Hotels and JRK Hotels. For more information, please visit www.cimgroup.com.

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer™ hotel rewards program, Preferred Residences?, Preferred Family?, Preferred Pride?, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

 
Media Contacts for The Dominick:

The Dominick
Nicole Murano
Director of Marketing and Communications
212.842.5572
nmurano@thedominick.com

BRAINTRUST
Rachel Snyder
702.862.4242 or 253.334.6474
rachel.snyder@braintrustagency.com

Media Contact for Preferred Hotels & Resorts:
Hannah Nelson
Manager, Public Relations – Americas
929. 841.5240
hnelson@preferredhotels.com

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