Today is the day that Manhattan NYC departs the Denihan Collection and begins the next chapter in its storied history.
Denihan has owned and managed the hotel since 1973 – originally as the Southgate, later, Affinia Manhattan, and until today, Manhattan NYC. Forty-three 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 existence. So it is with a heavy heart but an enormous amount of pride that we bid farewell to our Manhattan NYC team.
Many of you, as well as innumerable former Manhattan NYC associates, honed your ‘Art of Hospitality’ skills from the ground up at this hotel. As our largest and most complex property, the Manhattan 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. We are both proud and humbled to considered ourselves part of this group.
Looking back on the stories we collected for our 50th anniversary celebration, we saw that so many memories occurred there. Those accounts included interactions with celebrities, sports figures, and even a glimpse of the Pope. But as all of you know who have been on the front lines, success at the Manhattan involved tireless teams working collaboratively to care for our guests. Manhattan NYC has built both careers and relationships.
Thank you to all who have served at Manhattan NYC. And to those of you who will continue to serve under new management, we know this is not good-bye, but rather, ‘see you again soon’. We extend our wishes to all for continued success.
With sincere thanks,
Brooke and Patrick