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Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel Appoints Sunny Saha as Assistant General Manager

LOS ANGELES, CA. August 17, 2017 - Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel, the premier luxury property scheduled to open fall 2017 on East Valley Boulevard, announces that Sunny Saha has been appointed assistant general manager.

In Saha’s new role, he will help oversee the hotel’s day-to-day operations, financial performance, customer and employee relations, and ensure the overall success of the property.

With more than 30 years of managerial and hospitality experience, Saha has worked at some of the world’s finest hotel destinations. Prior to Sheraton San Gabriel, he was the Director of Food & Beverage at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles, where he oversaw 295 employees and a $23.5 million budget. Saha brings a unique international perspective to the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel, having worked at hotels in Thailand, Miami, Switzerland, New York, Philadelphia, and Singapore.

Saha holds a certificate in restaurant management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, hotel & tourism from Centre International de Glion and a master’s certificate in revenue management and marketing from eCornell. Saha is also fluent in English, French, Italian and German.

About Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel

Operated by the Pyramid Hotel Group, the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel is located in the heart of historic San Gabriel and conveniently offers close proximity to downtown and the greater Los Angeles area. It is situated within a short distance from major visitor sites including Dodger Stadium, Santa Anita Race Track, Staples Center, Disneyland and more. The hotel also neighbors numerous shopping destinations including, San Gabriel Square Mall and Westfield Santa Anita. A hybrid of western and exquisite Chinese design, the luxury property features 288 rooms including 17 spacious suites, as well as two contemporary restaurants, flexible meeting spaces, fitness center, luxurious spa services, and more than 11,300 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom accommodating comfortably over 800 people banquet style. Follow Sheraton San Gabriel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Jennifer Jo

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