Vijay Dandapani Quoted in The Real Deal

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Febrary 1, 2011 —


Vijay Dandapani, president and COO of Apple Core Hotels, a chain of five hotels in Manhattan, said many Indians arrived with only the cash they could put together quickly.

"They started small hotels," said Dandapani, who did not follow that pattern. (He grew up in southern India before moving to the U.S. as a student.)


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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.