Industry Update
Appointment 3 January 2017

Gul Turkmenoglu

Appointed General Manager
At The Benjamin, New York City - NY, USA

Gul TurkmenogluGul Turkmenoglu has joined New York-based Denihan Hospitality as general manager of The Benjamin ( in midtown Manhattan. She will oversee operations, finance and sales and marketing for the 209-room luxury midtown Manhattan hotel, reporting directly to Edward Maynard, Denihan’s EVP, Operations. Turkmenoglu brings over 25 years of luxury and lifestyle management experience to her new role, having served in leadership positions at a variety of hotels, both in Manhattan and internationally. After beginning her career on the opening team of the Conrad Istanbul, Turkmenoglu subsequently served in a number of management positions at the Conrad Cairo. She then relocated to New York City to join the management team of the Waldorf-Astoria where she spent six years. Turkmenoglu also served as hotel manager for ONE UN New York, assistant general manager of The Lexington Hotel NYC and most recently, assistant general manager of the Hudson New York. ‘We are delighted to welcome Gul to Denihan’s operations team, and know that her well-rounded background and guest-centric leadership style will be an asset to The Benjamin,’ said Maynard. Turkmenoglu received her B.S. degree in Tourism & Hotel Management from Cukurova University in Mersin, Turkey. She is expected to receive her M.B.A. from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2017.

School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Gul Turkmenoglu (Class of 2012) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
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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.
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