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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
APPLE CORE HOTELS
Since August 1993, Vijay Dandapani, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Apple Core Hotels, has been instrumental in the company’s growth and development, including acquisitions, six hotel renovations and the implementation of state-of-the-art computer systems. A hotel industry veteran, 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. Mr. Dandapani has also held numerous key operational positions in hotels in the United States and abroad.
He has spoken on hospitality issues at many forums sponsored by such organizations as Arthur Anderson, University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University, New York University and the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives. In 1998, he was recognized 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, an award presented by Mr. Hector Barreto, administrator of the United States Small Business Administration.
A native of India, Dandapani currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.