Today is the day that the Dumont NYC begins the next chapter in its history. With mixed emotions, it leaves the Denihan Collection of hotels after 31 years. The hotel was built from the ground up by the Denihan family and opened its doors in 1986 as The Dumont Plaza. It was built on the site of our aunt and uncle’s camera store – Dumont Camera – that operated as a family business in the 1940 – 1950’s.
Thirty-one years is a long period of time for one company to own or manage a hotel – longer than many of our competitors have been in business. So, it is with a heavy heart but an enormous amount of pride that we bid farewell to our Dumont NYC team.
Many of you, as well as innumerable former Dumont NYC associates, honed your Art of Hospitality skills from the ground up at this hotel. The Dumont has not only served as a valuable training ground, but over the years created a tight-knit family of people whose lives were touched by their experiences there and relationships built. Success at the Dumont NYC involved tireless teams working collaboratively to care for our guests. That is why our TripAdvisor scores have consistently remained in the top 100 and guests have commented on the friendly and can do attitude of the staff. We are both proud and humbled to consider ourselves part of this group.
Thank you to all who have served at Dumont NYC. While bittersweet, we will always have many wonderful memories.
With sincere thanks,
Brooke and Patrick