The Triumph Hotels, which include the Iroquois Hotel, the Chandler Hotel, the Belleclaire Hotel and the Washington Jefferson Hotel, are all owned by Shimmie Horn, a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
The hotels, as well as numerous other properties throughout New York City, are part of a unique collection originally established by Shimmie Horn’s grandfather in the early 1950s. Focusing on emerging hotels and real estate in the area, Horn’s father continued to strengthen the business through the early 90s.
Immediately after his father’s unexpected death, Shimmie Horn was given the responsibility of the four Manhattan hotels. Seeing opportunity amidst the throes of the recession, Shimmie decided to enhance the business by refurbishing the venues.
First was the Iroquois Hotel on West 44th St. in 1996. Shimmie’s efforts paid off almost immediately when the hotel was invited to become the Manhattan flagship of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The Iroquois’s Triomphe Restaurant’s award also proved a beneficial stepping stone for the hotels of Triumph Hospitality. Now, Triumph Hospitality includes four luxury hotels in Manhattan, with more than 200 in staff.