About Us

Company Overview

The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.

  • Condé Nast Traveller (USA)

    2013 Business Travel Awards 
    Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel

  • HOTELS Magazine (USA)

    2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
    Mr Peter Borer

 

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The Peninsula New York

Hotel Overview

For over 25 years The Peninsula New York has been a landmark on New York’s Fifth Avenue. The US Peninsula flagship hotel has been in operation since 1988 and is housed in a 1905 Beaux-Arts Landmark building. The Peninsula New York strives to follow in the footsteps of the hotel group’s Grande Dame, The Peninsula Hong Kong, by providing luxurious comfort combined with exceptional, personalised service. Overlooking Fifth Avenue with views of Central Park, The Peninsula New York marries Hong Kong service with Midtown style.

Careers

The Peninsula New York is known for its world-renowned service and attention to detail, and the hotel’s success depends greatly on the dedication and graciousness of its employees. The Peninsula employees traditionally exemplify exceptional customer service skills and demonstrate a professional attitude that makes the work environment all the more pleasurable. We offer staff a competitive salary, complete benefits package including health coverage, dental, life insurance plan, commuter benefits programme, discounted health club memberships and a 401k plan that matches up to 5% of contributions. The hotel offers a variety of on-site training for employees at every level, including corporate-sponsored programmes and cross-training opportunities at sister properties. We strive to create a motivating and rewarding environment in which all employees may thrive.

Accolades

The Peninsula New York has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious accolades in the hospitality industry, including Forbes Five Star (previously Mobil) and the AAA Five Diamond awards as well as being voted "#1 Hotel in New York City" by Condé Nast Traveler magazine in both 2012 and 2013.

  • Condé Nast Traveler
    The Reader’s Choice Awards 2013
    # 1 Hotel in New York City
  • Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
    2013 Readers’ Choice Awards
    Top 20 US City Hotels
  • AAA
    Five Diamond Award 2013
    15th Consecutive Year
  • Forbes Travel Guide
    Annual Star Awards 2013
    Five Star Hotel
  • Travel + Leisure
    500 World’s Best Hotels 2013

Corporate Executives

 

  • Mr. Jonathan Crook
    The Peninsula New York
    General Manager

    Mr. Crook was appointed General Manager of The Peninsula New York in April 2011. His commitment to The Peninsula Hotels spans more than a decade, with key executive positions in both North America and Asia, most recently as General Manager of The Peninsula Manila.

  • Mr. Alpan Keskin
    The Peninsula New York
    Resident Manager

    Mr. Keskin was appointed to the position of Resident Manager in June 2012. He joined The Peninsula New York in 2008 as Director of Food and Beverage and was promoted to Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage in April 2011. He previously held food and beverage positions at several luxury hotels in New York City.

  • Ms. Sharon Telesca Feurer
    The Peninsula New York
    Director of Marketing

    Ms. Telesca Feurer joined The Peninsula New York as Director of Marketing in August 2011 and was promoted to Director of Marketing for The Peninsula Hotels in October 2012. She was previously Director of Sales and Marketing at the Trump SoHo New York and has held various high-level marketing positions in New York over the past 20 years, including AKA Hotels, Gramercy Park Hotel and The St. Regis.

  • Ms. Deborah Mitchell
    The Peninsula New York
    Director of Human Resources
  • Ms. Tricia Rosentreter
    The Peninsula New York
    Regional Director of Communications

    Ms. Rosentreter joined The Peninsula New York in 2004 as Regional Director of Communications. She previously held positions in public relations firms in both New York and California, specialising in travel.

  • Ms. Alexandra Helou
    The Peninsula New York
    Director of Guest Relations

    Ms. Helou joined The Peninsula New York in September 2013 as Director of Guest Relations. She was most recently Senior Diplomatic and Entertainment Manager at The Waldorf Astoria and Guest Relations Manager at The Pierre, both in New York. Ms. Helou is proficient in five languages, including English, French, Spanish, Polish and Arabic.

  • Ms. Kimberly Manning
    The Peninsula New York
    Director of Sales

    Ms. Manning was appointed Director of Sales at The Peninsula New York in April 2013. She has more than 11 years experience in sales and marketing for luxury hotels in New York City, including Sixty Thompson, The Carlyle and The Waldorf Astoria. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Ms. Manning holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration with a focus on corporate marketing.

  • Ms. Enid Fernandez
    The Peninsula New York
    Spa Director
    Ms. Fernandez joined The Peninsula New York in 2002 as Assistant Spa Director and was promoted to Spa Director in 2012. Under her expert supervision The Spa has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Forbes Five Star award for four consecutive years and Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s #1 Hotel Spa in the USA in 2012.
  • Ms. Lesley Blackburn
    The Peninsula New York
    Catering Manager

    Ms. Blackburn joined The Peninsula New York as Catering Manager in 2009. She assists guests with weddings, parties, meetings and more. Previously she was Director of Sales for consultation company, State of the Art and was Director of Catering for Cipriani Wall Street.

  • Mr. Frederick Bigler
    The Peninsula New York
    Chief Concierge

    Mr. Bigler was appointed Chef Concierge of The Peninsula New York in 2010. His previous experience spans several top luxury hotels in New York City, including The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and the St. Regis. He is a prominent member of Les Clefs d'Or USA, and has also served twice on the board of The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges. Mr. Bigler was the recent recipient of the ‘Chief Concierge of The Year’ award presented to him at The Hotel Excellence Awards in January of 2012.

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