nyma - the new york manhattan hotel Conveniently situated between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, with the Empire State Building, Macy's, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden on its doorstep, the 171-room nyma offers affordable, stylish accommodation and first-class facilities in the heart of midtown New York City. Location: 6 West 32nd Street, New York Websites: www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.co.uk Telephone Number: (UK) 0808 178 6363 (USA) 001 212 790 2710 Opened: May 2011 General Manager: Rafeeq Mohammed Accommodation: 171 guest rooms. Facilities include: • Free continental breakfast• Free wi-fi in rooms and public spaces• Free phone calls within the USA• Flat screen Cable television with movies on demand and Nintendo video games• Cordless speakerphones with voicemail• In-room personal safe• Complimentary in-room coffee maker and coffee• Complimentary weekday newspapers • Alarm clock with iPhone docking station• In-room iron and ironing board• Hair dryer• Keyless card entry system • Access to nearby business centre with computer, fax and copier• Laundry and valet services • Fitness centre• Shoe shine machine• Non-smoking rooms• Reduced rate parking• Children aged 13 and under stay free when sharing their parents’ or grandparents’ room• Paris Baguette bakery located next to nyma Rates: From $134.99 (excluding accommodation taxes) Time Difference: GMT -5 hours nyma, the new york manhattan hotel is owned by Apple Core Hotels who own and manage two other independent hotels in New York. The Hotel @ Times Square and Broadway @ Times Square Hotel. The three distinctive brands offer affordable, stylish accommodation with first-class facilities for those cost-conscious travellers that want to be right in the heart of midtown New York. Complimentary facilities at all Apple Core Hotels include wi-fi, continental breakfast and national phone calls. BACKGROUND AND MANAGEMENT Since 2009, Apple Core Hotels has repositioned and renovated these two midtown chain hotels in to stylish, independent, budget properties. The company’s development has been spearheaded by Apple Core Hotels’ president and COO, Vijay Dandapani. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Vijay Dandapani brings with him over two decades of top-level hotel management experience holding numerous key operational positions in hotels around the world, including vice president of operations for Chatwal Hotels and operations analyst for Grand Champions Resorts Corporation. Mr Dandapani is also a member of the Board of Directors for the following associations: Hotel Association of New York City; NYC & Company; NYSHTA (New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association); and the International Hotel Motel & Restaurant Show at Javits. He has spoken on hospitality issues at many forums sponsored by such organisations as Arthur Anderson, University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University and New York University. In 1998, Mr Dandapani was recognised by Crain’s New York Business as one of the top 100 minority business leaders in New York City. In 2002, the Asian American Business Development Center, New York selected him as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.