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The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, Appoints Emily Venugopal as Director of Public Relations

Thursday, June 19, 2014
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The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, has announced the appointment of Emily Venugopal as Director of Public Relations for
the award-winning Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park. A seasoned communications specialist with an extensive background in luxury hotels and travel, Venugopal will oversee media relations for
the 189-room property.

"We look forward to Emily's strategic insights and editorial savvy gained during her impressive 17-year career representing luxury travel and hospitality brands in the U.S. and the U.K.," said Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager, The Pierre.

Most recently, Emily was Senior Vice President with The Brandman Agency, New York, where over a six and a half year span she managed a team of 10 overseeing luxury hotel and travel clients in diverse locations including North America, India, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. She oversaw the development of effective PR strategies, new property launches and strategic partnerships for clients including La Mamounia, Marrakech; The Setai Miami Beach; Park Hyatt New York; and Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica.

Previously, she worked at KWE Group in Miami and BGB Communications, First Public Relations and Charles Barker BSMG (Weber Shandwick) in London, also specializing in the areas of luxury and travel.

She holds a BA Hons in Media Studies from Sheffield Hallam University and has traveled the world extensively.

Contact Emily via email: emily.venugopal@tajhotels.com and at +1 212 940 8448.

About The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivaled hospitality in New York City. Located on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is an exclusive Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the only such affiliated hotel in the elite intersection of Manhattan's Upper East Side and Midtown. Managed by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, the iconic hotel underwent a $100 million renovation, updating 189 guestrooms, including 38 suites, as well as the hotel's banquet and social event spaces. The Pierre's 11 residential-style Grand Suites come with a private Taj Royal Attaché trained in the palaces of India to flawlessly fulfill every guest request. Two E Bar/Lounge offers light fare, afternoon tea and a stylish bar featuring a no-cover jazz series every Tuesday evening. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel is also home to Sirio Ristorante, the new namesake restaurant from famed Le Cirque restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 105 hotels in 56 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century the iconic flagship hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house. www.tajhotels.com
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