John Arnett Named President and Chief Executive Officer, The Americas, Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Apr 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from Millennium Hotels and Resorts

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millennium Hotels and
 Resorts has named John Arnett president and chief executive officer for the
 Americas. Arnett will report to Peter Papas, group chief executive and Kwek
 Leng Beng, chairman of parent company Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.
 Arnett is also a member of the board of directors Millennium and Copthorne
 plc. Sudheer Raghavan, former president, Millennium Hotels and Resorts,
 North America, takes up a new position as head of India and Middle East
 operations, an important area of growth for Millennium & Copthorne.
     "It is with great pleasure that we welcome John Arnett to Millennium,"
 Papas said. "John has distinguished himself in the hospitality industry for
 30 years. He has in-depth knowledge of the North American market and his
 expertise, creativity and commitment will be invaluable."
     "I am excited to join Millennium and grow our brand in this important
 region," said Arnett. "Millennium has an outstanding culture of service and
 a dedication to customers across many different markets."
     Immediately prior to joining Millennium, Arnett was president of the
 Kor Hotel Group in Los Angeles, where he led the Group's expansion of its
 luxury hotels and resorts. Previously, he worked for over 10 years at the
 Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, where as senior vice president, he
 managed the operations and profitability of 37 Kimpton Group properties and
 guided the transition of new assets into stable operating businesses.
 Earlier, he served as Kimpton's vice president of acquisitions and property
 transformation, contributing to numerous acquisitions throughout the US and
     Arnett's background also includes management positions with other
 luxury hotels and resorts including the Ritz Carlton Mauna Lani, Hawaii,
 where, as general manager, he was the recipient of both the Five Diamond
 Hotel and Restaurant Award. He also managed the flagship Ritz Carlton
 Buckhead in Atlanta as well as resorts in Minnesota and Arizona. He has a
 degree in business administration from the University of Denver.
     About Millennium Hotels and Resorts
     Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States
 in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne
 Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 19 holdings in The Americas,
 and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel,
 New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport
 Hotel, Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles;
 Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel,
 Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis;
 Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium
 Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort,
 Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; and the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville.
 MLC holdings outside of the Millennium brand include the Millenium Hilton
 in New York City. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts,
 call 866-866-8086 or visit
     Millennium and Copthorne Hotels comprises 100 four and five star hotels
 with 24,681 rooms worldwide in 16 countries. Our World of Hospitality
 marketing alliance partner Maritim Hotels has 47 hotels with 13,069 rooms
 in 9 countries. For more information please visit

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