Mr. George Tsunis has been in the hotel business since 1992. The Tsunis family has owned and operated hotels since 1985 under various flags including Hilton, Intercontinental, Starwood and Radisson brands. George worked in the family enterprise, eventually becoming President and CEO. In 2006, George partnered with Rob McCarthy to found Chartwell hotels, LLC. and brought the management functions under the Chartwell umbrella. George Tsunis also oversees his family's real estate and restaurant holdings which includes shopping centers, office buildings and storage facilities in New York and New Hampshire.
George Tsunis brings a wide array of experience to his post. He was a partner at Rivken Radler LLP in Uniondale, NY (Long Island's largest law firm) where he represented some of the largest national and regional real estate development companies in the areas of zoning, land use and municipal law. He served as Special Counsel to the Town of Huntington, and as Senator Alfonse D'Amato's appointee on the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, as well as a senior staff member of Governor George Pataki's 1994 election campaign. He has also served as Legislative Attorney for the New York City Council.
In 1999, Mr. Tsunis served as Finance Coordinator for Suffolk County Executive Robert Gaffney's reelection campaign. He’s a television political commentator, and has appeared on Fox-5's Good Day New York. Mr. Tsunis has a B.A. degree from N.Y.U. and a J.D. from St. John's University in NY.more » « less