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NEW YORK, N.Y. – March 27, 2017The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is pleased to announce the appointment of General Manager Winfred van Workum and Public Relations & Communications Manager James Bardwell.

Bringing a wealth of hospitality experience, Winfred van Workum is poised to lead the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel. Born in The Netherlands into a family of hospitality entrepreneurs, Winfred pursued his family’s legacy attending one of Europe’s top hotel management schools in The Hague. Since then, he has held management positions at award-winning hotels such as The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida; St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort; The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados; Jumeirah Essex House New York; and The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. In his most recent role as Hotel Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, Winfred successfully transitioned the resort to a thriving addition for The Ritz-Carlton, increasing RevPAR and earning top scores in guest and employee engagement.

With more than four years of experience in the public relations and hospitality industry, James Bardwell rejoins The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park as Public Relations & Communications Manager where he will manage all aspects of the luxury hotel’s communications efforts. Most recently, James worked for The Brandman Agency, an award-winning global communications agency specializing in luxury travel, where he worked with distinguished tourism and hotel brands. In particular, he supported the re-launch and opening of four Ritz-Carlton properties, including Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in 2015, as well as being a part of a dynamic team overseeing The Ritz-Carlton brand since mid-2016.

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark or call 212-308-9100 and join the conversation with #RCMemories.