EY announces Denihan’s Brooke Denihan Barrett and Benjamin ‘Patrick’ Denihan are named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 finalists in New York
NEW YORK, NY – June 2016– EY has announced that Brooke Denihan Barrett, CEO of Denihan Hospitality and Benjamin ‘Patrick’ Denihan, CEO of Denihan Investments are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the New York region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Barrett and Denihan were selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis.
“We are extremely proud to be honored alongside New York’s most successful individuals who exemplify business excellence,” said Barrett. “We are greatly appreciative of EY’s efforts to promote and celebrate entrepreneurship.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New York, sponsors also include Empire Valuation Consultants, Pine Hill Group, SolomonEdwards, DLA Piper, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and SmartCEO.
Denihan is a privately-held, full service management and development company operating under Denihan Hospitality and Denihan Investments. Together, they own and/or operate 10 boutique hotels in major urban markets throughout the U.S. For over 50 years, Denihan has built a world-class lodging investment platform within the boutique hotel space, creating value by acquiring, repositioning and managing independent hotels.
The Denihan portfolio includes properties operating under The James and Affinia Hotels Collection brands, as well as Manhattan luxury independents, The Surrey, The Benjamin and the Carlton. In late 2016, the company will debut The James West Hollywood – Sunset, located at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards, and featuring spectacular views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Denihan’s hotels also include an impressive list of chef-driven restaurants and bars.
The company’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 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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