The Commercial Observer – Travel Ban – Featuring HANYC President and CEO Vijay Dandapani

February 8, 2017 President Donald Trump’s travel ban issued late last month might have come at the worst possible moment for an industry that is already struggling to keep its head above water: New York’s hotel business. Long before Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order that read to many travelers around [...]


CBS New York – Late Night App – Featuring HANYC Chairman and President-Elect Vijay Dandapani

September 16, 2016 NEW YORK (CBS New York) – Click Here to Watch – We’re all becoming accustomed to getting what we want with the touch of an app. From car service to a grocery delivery, our daily needs really require no advanced planning. Now it’s possible to book an [...]


Op-ed by Chairman and President-Elect Vijay Dandapani on Airbnb

August 30, 2016 If you are to tell a lie, make it a big one and repeat it often, is a mantra of many an absolutist regime. Alas, that applies all too often to many businesses. Few epitomize that dictum better than the illegal hotel rental platform Airbnb. That certainly [...]


Albuquerque Journal – Joel Jacobson: Jim Crow might creep past tough Airbnb policies

August 8, 2016 During the years of Jim Crow, an entrepreneur named Victor H. Green published an annually updated directory called “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book” (or variations on that title). Organized by state and town, it listed places where black motorists could spend the night or grab a bite [...]

News| – East Rutherford officials want Airbnb regulated

August 4, 2016 It’s a popular way for empty nesters – or anyone with a room to spare – to make extra cash, especially in an area five miles from the Big Apple. But now some towns, such as East Rutherford, want short-term rentals, such as those generated on Airbnb, [...]


CAPITOL PRESSROOM June 29, 2016: Environmental reaction, Vijay Dandapani, Hoosick Falls, Bruce Gyory

June 29, 2016 We speak with Willie Janeway, the executive director of Adirondack Council, and Peter Iwanowicz, the executive director of Environmental Advocates of NY, about this year’s session wins and losses for the environment. Vijay Dandapani, the chairman of the NYC Hotel Association, argues the governor should sign legislation [...]


Crain’s NY – Vijay Dandapani: Pass the bill to ban listings of illegal home-sharing

June 15, 2016 As Albany’s legislative session draws to a close, a bipartisan effort to prohibit advertising of illegal hotels in some apartment buildings is facing strident opposition from the illegal hotel industry. The bills’ adversaries have long sought to subvert and undermine public policy debates with specious claims about [...]


Meeting with Lapland Hotels & Lapland Safaris

May 23, 2016 Lapland Hotels and Lapland Safaris executives met with President Joseph E. Spinnato and Chairman Vijay Dandapani of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. on Monday, May 23, 2016 at HANYC's office. Here are the attendees, starting from left: Mr. Esa-Matti Tamminen, COO of Lapland Hotels [...]


Where There is Smoke…

Hotels Magazine May 2016


Bloomberg Techonology – Airbnb Hires General Counsel as It Faces Growing Legal Threats Globally

April 12, 2016 Airbnb Inc. has added a new general counsel to help respond to the increasing number of legal threats facing the room-rental company as it expands globally. Rob Chesnut, a former senior vice president at EBay, fills the position left by Belinda Johnson, who was promoted to chief [...]

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