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Denihan Hospitality Offers Summer Externship Program for NYC Career and Technical Education Instructors

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- Program Will Allow NYCCTE Participants to Leverage Company's
Decades of Experience to Enhance Classroom Learning -

Denihan Hospitality, ("Denihan" or the "Company") a full service
hospitality company, is excited to announce that it will be hosting four
certified New York City Department of Education's Career and Technical
Education instructors this summer for a two-week externship program at
its The Benjamin and Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia. Instructors
will translate important aspects of business management and operations
to inform their curriculum and teaching practice.

"This externship program is an extension of our commitment to service
communities in which we do business," said Gul Goknar Turkmenoglu,
Regional Vice President of Operations for Denihan Hospitality. "We
believe the educators in this program—and by extension their
students—will share our approach to brand management, customer
interaction, employee engagement and value creation."

Over the course of four weeks this summer, teachers will shadow
management teams to learn our principles on effective management and
sustainability.

"We are thrilled for Denihan to partner with us in our mission to
improve education and classroom learning," said John Widlund, Executive
Director, Career and Technical Education of the New York City Department
of Education. "We hope our teachers will be able to take what they've
learned back to the classroom and better serve our students."

About Denihan Hospitality

Denihan is a privately-held, full service hotel management and
development company. The Company owns and/or operates boutique hotels in
major urban markets throughout the U.S. For over 50 years, Denihan has
been creating value by acquiring, repositioning and managing independent
assets. The Denihan portfolio includes properties operating under The
James and Affinia Hotel Collection brands, as well as Manhattan
independent boutique hotels, The Benjamin, and The Surrey, voted #1
hotel in New York City in Travel + Leisure's 'World's Best Awards' in
2016 and 2017. The portfolio also includes an impressive list of
chef-driven restaurants and bars. Denihan's uniquely guest-centric
approach, refined through three generations of Denihan leadership, has
made it an industry leader in hospitality, property and restaurant
development, as well as hotel operations, management and marketing. More
details can be found at www.denihan.com.

About New York City Department of Education, Career and Technical
Education Schools and Programs

Managing the largest Career and Technical Education (CTE) portfolio of
any city in the world, the New York City Department of Education
supports over 260 programs, which train approximately 64,000 students
per year. Over the past 90 years, CTE in New York City has evolved from
needle-point and jewelry-making to 3D-printing and computer forensics.
In collaboration with private sector partners representing nine
different industries, our schools work to ensure students graduate
college and career ready.

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