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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - January 2017.
By The Boutique Search Firm
Wednesday, 11th January 2017
 

Global update of who is moving where and from where - keep track of old colleagues and friends or find lost ones, brought to you by The Boutique Search Firm.

Featuring: January 2017.

THE AMERICAS

Glenn Fogel has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at Priceline Group. He was most recently serving the company as Head of Strategy and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development.

Graeme Davis has been named President at Baha Mar. He was most recently Vice President Operations for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Davis is the former Regional Vice President and Managing Director at the Rosewood Mayakoba.

Brian Proctor has joined Evolution Hositality as Vice President Operations. He is the former Regional Vice President, Franchise Operations, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Senih Geray has returned to the St. Regis New York to take on the role of General Manager. He had previously served as Controller for the hotel and was previously the General Manager of the St. Regis Atlanta and the St. Regis Aspen.

Peter Simoncelli has taken over from Michel Goget as General Manager at the Sage Hospitality-run Ritz-Carlton Chicago. He is the former General Manager for the Westin Michigan Avenue and the Westin River North, both in Chicago. Prior to joining Westin, Simoncelli spent over 20 years with Four Seasons.

David Connor has been appointed Regional Vice President, Eastern Canada at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and will oversee management for Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. He was most recently the General Manager for the Sheraton Centre Toronto.

Kathleen Cochran has been appointed General Manager at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort taking over for David Lautensack, who has retired after two decades as General Manager. Cochran was most recently overseeing the Resort at Paws Up. She is the former Managing Director at Bacara Resort and Spa.

Bryan Austin is the new General Manager for the Sebastian Vail. He was most recently the General Manager at the Beaver Creek Lodge.

The Arrabelle at Vail Square has appointed Zach Meyers General Manager. Meyers was previously the Director of Hotel Operations for the Grand Teton Lodge Company overseeing the Jackson Lake Lodge, the Jenny Lake Lodge and the Colter Bay Village.

The Shorebreak Hotel has appointed Justin Simpson General Manager. For the past four years, he had been at the Westin San Diego as Director of Operations.

Kate Grattan has joined the Lodge at Vail as General Manager. She was most recently overseeing One Skill Place in Breckenridge.

Gul Turkmenoglu has joined the Benjamin as General Manager. She is the former Hotel Manager for ONE UN New York, Assistant General Manager of the Lexington Hotel New York City and most recently, Assistant General Manager of the Hudson New York.

Konrad Gstrein has been promoted to General Manager and joined the Four Seasons Toronto. Since 2014, he had served as Hotel Manager for the Beverly Wilshire. He is the former Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Hualalai and Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Maui.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed Jay Wong Senior Director, Portfolio Planning and Owner Relations, Americas. He was most recently with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Director, Global Strategic Initiatives – Integration Planning & Strategy.

Alain Berthelot is the new Managing Director at the Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta. Berthelot is the former General Manager of Live Aqua and Grand Fiesta Americana Monterrey.

Carl Pratt has been appointed Vice President and General Manager at Miraval Resort & Spa. He is the former President and General Manager at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Massachusetts.

David Croughan has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton San Diego-Del Mar Campus. He is the former General Manager of the Embassy Suites Houston Galleria.

Bob Peckenpaugh has been appointed General Manager at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. He was most recently overseeing the Omni Barton Creek Resort.

Tauseen Malik has been appointed General Manager at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Most recently, Malik was the General Manager at the Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin. He is the former General Manager at the Plaza Hotel Santa Fe.

Allan Farwell has returned as General Manager to the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. He had previously served in the same position from 1998-2004. Farwell was most recently overseeing the Hyatt Regency Maui.

Joseph Polito has joined Legends International as Regional Vice President West Coast. He was most recently with MGM Hakkasan as Vice President Food, Beverage and Entertainment. Polito is the former Group Director, Global Food and Beverage Operations, for Dusit International Hotels and Resorts.

Adam Knight has been named Vice President, Operations, at Woodside Hotels. He was most recently the Resort Manager at the former St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa. Knight is the former Hotel Manager at the Fairmont Washington, D.C.

The CopperWynd Resort & Club has named Jeremy Dougherty General Manager. He was most recently at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa as General Manager.

Denise Tempco has been appointed Area Director of Operations at Commonwealth Hotels. She was most recently with Hilton Hotels Worldwide as Director of Brand Performance Support for the Hilton Garden Inn brand.

Ben Logan has been appointed General Manager at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. He is the former General Manager of the Hyatt Regency North Dallas.

Lukus Kindlesparker has been appointed General Manager at the Westin Nashville. He was most recently the General Manager of the W Atlanta Midtown.

Larry Bundy has taken over for Joe Violi as General Manager at the Hotel Granduca. Bundy was most recently overseeing the Crowne Plaza Brookhollow.

John Cardona has been named General Manager at the Henry Clay Inn in Virginia. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman.

Igor Apraiz has returned to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to take on the role of Hotel Manager for the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. He had previously overseen rooms division at the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai before taking on his most recent role in New York as Hotel Manager for the Knickerbocker Hotel.

Alex Novo has been named General Manager for L’ Ermitage Beverly Hills. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Viceroy Miami.

Robert Megargle has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons San Francisco. He was most recently serving in the same role for the W San Francisco.

Wade Hashimoto has been named Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.

Dana Orlando has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Orlando had joined the resort in 2012 as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Markus Krebs has joined the Monarch Beach Resort as Resort Manager, taking over from Adam Knight. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Larry Lemaster has been named Chief Financial Officer of E4H – Environments for Health Architecture. He is the former former Chief Financial Officer for Wilson Associates Dallas, and HKS.

Ortencia Morales is the new Director of Finance at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Morales was most recently in the same role for the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado.

Ernest Glidden has joined Caesar’s Entertainment in Las Vegas as Senior Vice President Operations-Finance. He was most recently the Director Finance – North Region, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Glidden had also held the position of Senior Vice President Finance for Rosewood.

Benchmark has named Jenny Na Regional Director Finance Operations. She was previously the Director of Finance for the Park Central Hotel San Francisco.

The Malibu Beach Inn has appointed Alessandro Silvestri Director of Food and Beverage. Silvestri was the former restaurant General Manager at the Coast Beach Café and Bar at Shutters on the Beach.

Jim Snyder has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Sun Valley Resort. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage for Intrawest.

Robert Graney, Jr. has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Kimpton Vero Beach. He was most recently in the same post for the Inn at Palmetto Bluff. Graney had previously served as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Costa Rica and the Four Seasons Atlanta.

Anthony Frank has been named Director of Food and Beverage at The Chattanoogan. The CIA graduate is the former Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Williamsburg Lodge, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, Traditions Restaurant, and the Sweet Tea & Barley Bar and Grill.

Diego Anea has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. He was most recently in a similar role at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Barbara Marie is the new Director of Food and Beverage at the Sunset Tower. She joins from the Santa Monica Water Grill. Prior to that she spent three years as General Manager of Market by Jean-Georges at the One&Only Palmilla.

Sheri Line has been named Vice President Human Resources Operations at HRI Properties. She is the former Vice President Human Resources at Tier REIT and Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

Gregory Pardo has joined Fresenius Medical Care North America as Vice President, Talent Acquisition. He is the former Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Marriott International.

Theresa Amaya has been named Director of Human Resources for the Hotel Emma in San Antonio. She is the former Director of Human Resources at the Hotel Granduca Austin, and Regional Director/Corporate Director of Human Resources for Highgate Hotels.

Sterling Brown has been appointed Director of Human Resources Director at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. He was previously with Sage Hospitality Group in Denver as Vice President of People Resources.

Michael Dean has been appointed Chief Development Officer for the Americas for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Minneapolis. He is a former Managing Director at GE Capital.

Midas Hospitality has promoted Chris Shinkle to Senior Director of Development. He was most recently serving as the company’s Director of Information Technology, as well as Director of Operations.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has appointed Brett Stewart as Senior Vice President, Development and Capital Markets. He is the former Vice President, Strategy and Capital Markets for DiamondRock Hospitality.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts has appointed Allison Kneubuhl Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. For the past 15 years she had been running her our company, Allimar Marketing.

The Four Seasons Seattle has named Greg Campbell Director of Marketing. He was most recently the Area Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hilton Seattle Airport and the DoubleTree Seattle Airport.

Garfield Campbell has been appointed Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GF Management in Philadelphia. Garfield is the former Director of Business Development as well as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing with Hotel Equities.

Maureen Mackey has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales at Crescent Hotels & Resorts in Fairfax. Mackey spent 20 years at Hilton Worldwide, most recently serving as Executive Director of Worldwide Sales.

Marce Olson has been named Associate Head of Sales, North America, for the Oetker Collection. She is the former Western Regional Sales Manager at the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, and Director of Sales for Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar.

David Siguaw has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The St. Anthony in San Antonio. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach.

Don Jackson has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Colcord Hotel and Ambassador Hotel.

Morri Roberts has been promoted to Director of Sales at the Langham Huntington. She was previously the Director of Group Sales for the resort.

Steven Holt has joined 360bespoke as Chief Travel and Luxury Officer. Holt is the former Regional Director, Public Relations, Americas for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Eric Klein has left Spago Las Vegas to run Wolfgang Puck’s Los Angeles-based catering division.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour has appointed Franck Steigerwald Executive Chef. Steigerwald had served as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and the St. Regis New York.

The Malibu Beach Inn has named Cody Dickey Executive Chef for the Carbon Beach Club restaurant. Dickey was Bobby Flay’s Chef at GATO in New York and had previously served as Chef de Cuisine at Narcissa.

Fernando Sposato is the new Executive Chef at Japonais in the Mirage, Las Vegas. He is the former Executive Chef for Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and Chef de Cuisine at Michael Jordan Steak House.

Joshua Bettis has been named Executive Chef at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. He was most recently in the same post for the Brown Hotel in Louisville.

Anthony Hervé has joined the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas as Resort Chef. He is the former Executive Chef at the Omni Chicago and Executive Sous Chef for the Waldorf Astoria Key West.

Evan Parker has moved to Caldera House in Jackson Hole as Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same position at Amangani.

Vincent Wallez has been appointed Executive Chef at the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. He was most recently in the same post for the Nizuc Resort and Spa.

Conny Andersson is the new Culinary Director for Discoveryland- El Dorado in Mexico. He was most recently serving as Group Executive Chef for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

David Brinkman has been appointed Executive Chef for Union Square Events at the Conrad New York. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at The Fourth and Botequim in New York.

Marcus Latner has been appointed General Manager at Cavalry Court and The George in Texas. He was most recently the General Manager for the Lone Star Court at the Domain in Austin.

Ben Fraser has been named Assistant General Manager at the Inn at Dos Brisas. He was most recently the Restaurant Manager at Calistoga Ranch.

Matthew Douzuk has joined Chatham Bars Inn as Assistant Director of Rooms. He was most recently the Director of Housekeeping and Laundry for the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.

David Ahern has moved over to the Sunset Tower Hotel as Director of Front Office Operations. He was most recently serving as Front of House Manager for the Beverly Hills Hotel. Ahern is the former Director of Rooms at the Westin Waltham Boston.

Jypsy Bailey has been named Director of Services for the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. Bailey is the former Director of Rooms and Director of Housekeeping for the Taj Hotel Boston.

Hotelier and philanthropist Eric Hilton has died at age 83. A former Vice-Chairman of Hilton Hotels and President of Conrad Hotels, he was mostly known for helping others.

EUROPE

Roland Fasel has joined the Aman Group as Chief Operating Officer. The Lausanne graduate was most recently serving as General Manager of the Dorchester in London.

Jennifer Boccara has joined Worldhotels in Paris as Vice President Development Europe Middle East & Africa. She was most recently with the Hôtel de Sers Paris Champs Elysées as General Manager. Boccara is the former General Manager at the Hôtel De La Paix Geneva.

Laetitia Elmaleh takes over from Jennifer Boccara as General Manager at the Hôtel de Sers. Elmaleh was most recently overseeing the Hotel Pont Royal.

Kai Schukowski has been appointed General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Lithuania. Schukowski was most recently with the Kempinski Hotel Ajman as General Manager.

Conor O’Leary has been appointed Hotel Manager at Gleneagles. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Patrick Dival has been appointed Regional Vice President, Western Europe, for the Wyndham Hotel Group, based in London. Divall was most recently with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Regional Director of Finance, Western Europe.

Ryan Nicholls has been appointed General Manager at the Renaissance London Heathrow. Nicholls was most recently Projects and Hotel Manager at the Sofitel London Heathrow T5. He was previously with the InterContinental London ­ The O2, as pre-opening Project and Hotel Manager.

Adam Bell has been appointed Head of TMC – UK & Ireland at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Manchester. He was most recently with Malmaison and Hotel du Vin as Director of Agency and Corporate Sales.

Philippos Zambelis has been appointed Hotel Manager for YES!Hotels in Athens. He had previously served as Front Office Manager at The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort Messinia and the Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.

Marc Peyer has joined the Kimpton Amsterdam as General Manager Restaurant & Bars. He was most recently in San Francisco as Assistant General Manager for Coqueta.

Ranjay Radhakrishnan has been appointed Human Resources Officer at InterContinental Hotels Group in Denham. For the past 23 years he had been with Unilever, most recently as Executive Vice President Global Human Resources.

Kenneth Hatton has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Development at Belmond in London. He was most recently with Hyatt International in the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Transactions Group.

Phillip Haller has been appointed Vice President Brand Marketing at the Rocco Forte Collection in London. He was most recently involved in the launch of The Franklin in Knightsbridge and is the former Vice President Sales and Marketing for the Lungarno Collection.

Katherine Gordon has been appointed Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the COMO Metropolitan London, the COMO Metropolitan London Apartments and COMO The Halkin. Gordon was most recently serving as Commercial Director at Belgraves.

Gleneagles has named Warren Brown Executive Chef, following the sudden death from a stroke of his predecessor, Alan Gibb, aged 48, in June. Brown is the former Executive Chef at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, the Shangri-La Manila, and the St. Regis Shanghai.

Gabriel Ask has been named Executive Chef for the Grand Hôtel Stockholm. He is the former Executive Chef at the Faena Miami and the Montage Beverly Hills.

Colin Farndon has been appointed Director of Leisure at Gleneagles. He was previously the Spa Director for nearly five years at Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Bassenthwaite.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Peter Liew has joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Vice Presidential Residential APAC, based in Singapore. He is the former Vice President, Asia Pacific at Melia Hotels and General Manager, Hotels with Jinghope Hotel Development.

Nicholas Downing has been appointed General Manager at The Siam in Bangkok. He was most recently at Per AQUUM, as Vice President.

Joseph Sampermans has returned to the Peninsula Bangkok to take on the new role of General Manager. He had previously served the hotel as Director of Food and Beverage before heading to the Peninsula Tokyo, the Peninsula Hong Kong, and the Peninsula Beijing.

Vito Romeo has been named General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Chengdu. He is the former General Manager at the Shangri-La Istanbul and the Shangri-La Vancouver.

Sabine Lamberts has been appointed General Manager at the Le Méridien Jimbaran, Bali. She was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager of the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel after serving as Director of Sales and Marketing with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Michel Cottray has been named General Manager of the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in Hong Kong. He was most recently the General Manager of Le Méridien Etoile in Paris.

David Martens has been appointed General Manager at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. He was most recently overseeing the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.

Benny Chung has been appointed General Manager at the PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road in Singapore, the former Hyatt Regency Singapore. He was most recently the General Manager of the Langham Place Xiamen.

Wouter De Graaf has been appointed General Manager at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. He was most recently the Area General Manager of Sofitel New Zealand and General Manager of the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.

The Regent Singapore has named Fion Wong Director of Food and Beverage. She had previously served in the same post for the Mandarin Oriental Shanghai at Pudong and the Puli Hotel and Spa Shanghai.

Corinne Janssen has been appointed Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing at Marriott International in Bangkok. She was previously serving as Director of Sales for the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and the St. Regis Macao.

Federico Heinzmann is returning to the Park Hyatt Seoul as Executive Chef. He had previously served in the same position before taking on his most recent role as Chef de Cuisine for the New York Grill and Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

Steffan Heerdt replaces Federico Heinzmann as Chef de Cuisine for the New York Grill and Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at Parkhuus in the Park Hyatt Zurich and for the Park Hyatt Seoul.

Halekulani has named Christian Testa Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef at La Gloutonnerie Miami Beach and the Hotel Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Dante Camara has been named General Manager at Orchids at Halekulani. He is the former General Manager at Azure in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and at Hoku’s in the Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Ricardo Pina has returned to the Four Seasons Macao, Cotai Strip taking on the new role of Director of Rooms. He had previously served the hotel as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage before moving over to the ownership group, Sands China, as Project Manager.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Sanjeev Agarwala has been appointed Chief Operating Officer – Hospitality & Investments at Habtoor Hospitality Group in Dubai. He had previously been with Meraas Holding where as Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President-Funding.

Shadi Suleman has been promoted to General Manager and joined the Four Seasons Alexandria. He was most recently serving as Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Doha.

Amit Arora has been named General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. He was most recently the Regional Director, Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Arora is the former Head of Hospitality for SKAI Holdings amd Group Chief Marketing Officer for the Emaar Group.

Jason Harding has been named Complex General Manager for the St. Regis Dubai, the W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, and the Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. The Cornell and Lausanne graduate was most recently Area Director and General Manager of the Taj Dubai.

Nathalie Cockayne has joined the pre-opening Mandarin Oriental Doha as Hotel Manager. She was most recently Hotel Manager at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island.

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Edited by Susana Parks, Benoit Gateau-Cumin & Lisa Leroy

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