GHM Wins in Arbitration over Setai Miami
Setai Owner liable for damages for breach of contract
Even Lehman's own expert at the trial had "conceded that GHM achieved RevPAR levels that were 76 percent higher than the competitive set, and despite his many years of experience in the hotel business, he could not recall any other hotel that had consistently earned such a RevPAR premium over its competitors."
"Needless to say, we are very pleased with the Tribunal's conclusion, along with the complete and total legal victory. More importantly, it vindicates GHM of the wrongful accusations and upholds our reputation as a hotel management company of the highest repute and caliber," said GHM President Hans R. Jenni.
Said Daniel F. Benavides, legal counsel for GHM, "This was a hard-fought case. But ultimately the Tribunal found that all of Lehman's accusations of mismanagement were entirely unfounded. The Tribunal also went out of its way to recognize the many impressive accolades received by the Setai under GHM's management and that GHM's efforts and reputation were primarily responsible for the condo-hotel's record breaking success. This is a well-deserved victory for GHM. We could not be happier for such an outstanding group of professionals."
Lehman is given 30 days from the date of the Tribunal's decision to make full compensation to GHM.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.