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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - February 2017.
By The Boutique Search Firm
Thursday, 9th February 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: February 2017.

Thayer Ventures has appointed Cornell graduate Leland “Lee” Pillsbury as Managing Director. Pillsbury is co-founder and co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, in addition to Founder of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hospitality Administration.

Nikki Beach Worldwide has appointed Thomas Brosig President. He had previously run Brosig Group Consulting Services from 2003 to 2011 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant.

Jorge Giannattasio has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Hospitality and Investments at SBE Entertainment Group. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President/Chief of Latin America and Caribbean Operations at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Xavier Destribats has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Americas for Kempinski. The Lausanne graduate was most recently serving the group as President Europe after joining in 2011 as Senior Vice President Operations.

Giovanni Beretta has been appointed Vice President USA and General Manager at EAST, Miami, taking over the General Manager post from David Arraya. The Lausanne graduate was most recently in New York as Managing Director at The Carlyle.

The Howard Hughes Corporation has named Michael Slosser Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Hospitality. He is the former Vice President and Managing Director of Operations of Destination Hotels & Resorts.

Daniel Entenberg has been named General Manager at SLS Park Avenue, scheduled to open in the spring. He was most recently overseeing the Gramercy Park Hotel. Entenberg is the former Director of Operations at the W New York Times Square and Executive Director of Hotel Operations at the Palms Casino Resort.

Hans-Georg Roehrbein has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. Roehrbein most recently served as General Manager of the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

Sally Shaffer has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Most recently, Shaffer was General Manager of the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.

Ian-Robert Ciappara has been appointed General Manager of the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico. He was most recently at the W Bogota as General Manager. Ciappara was the former General Manager of the W London.

Steven Hurst has been named General Manager of the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, taking over from Gregg Harper. He is the former General Manager of the Heathman Hotel in Portland. Hurst is the former Assistant General Manager for The Allison Inn & Spa.

Nicole Robinson has been appointed General Manager at the Sonesta ES Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. She is the former Regional Director of Sales for National Hospitality Services.

Reginald Archambault is joining Belmond’s Inn at Perry Cabin as General Manager. For the past five years, he was the General Manager of the Rittenhouse in Philadelphia. Archambault is the former General Manager for the Luxe Sunset Boulevard and Resident Manager at the Hotel Bel-Air.

Edward Costa has been appointed Managing Director of the Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa. He is the former General Manager at the Hilton Boston Downtown, the London West Hollywood and the London NYC.

Tim Herrmann has been appointed General Manager of the Marriott Marquis San Diego. For the past three years, he had served as General Manager at the Santa Clara Marriott.

Ashley Gochnauer has moved to the Kimpton Everly Hotel as General Manager. Gochnauer is the former General Manager of the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire and Hotel Manager for the Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

Corinna Luebbe is now in San Francisco as General Manager of the Taj Campton Place. She was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Taj Boston. Luebbe is the former Director of Rooms at the Taj run Pierre, New York.

The Dream Hotel Hollywood has named Ayo Akinsete General Manager. He was most recently in the same position for the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York. Akinsete is the former Hotel Manager at the SLS South Beach and Director of Front Office at the Gansevoort Park Avenue.

David Child has been appointed General Manager at the Bethesda Marriott. Most recently, Child was with the Renaissance Washington, D.C., Dupont Circle as General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Rimedio has joined the Kimpton La Peer in West Hollywood as General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and the Avalon Beverly Hills.

Gregory Leinweber has been appointed General Manager of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C. He was most recently serving Kimpton as Area Director of Sales and Marketing.

Jeremy Dougherty has been appointed General Manager at the CopperWynd Resort & Club in Arizona. He was most recently at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa as General Manager.

Chris Paulk has joined the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque as General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Viceroy Snowmass and opening Hotel Manager for the PUBLIC Chicago.

Xavier Moulin has been appointed General Manager at Amanera in the Dominican Republic. He was most recently with the SBE Hotel Group as Area General Manager based in Los Angeles. He is the former General Manager at the SLS at Beverly Hills.

Michal Dedera has joined the Four Seasons New York as Hotel Manager. He is the former Director of Rooms at the former Four Seasons Canary Wharf, the Four Seasons Chicago and Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Palm Beach.

Scott Guthrie has joined the SLS Seattle as Hotel Manager. He is the former General Manager for the Salish Lodge & Spa.

Jeroen Werdmölder has been named Hotel Manager at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. He was most recently serving as Director of Operations for the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

Philip Clough has moved to the Four Seasons Scottsdale as Resort Manager. He was most recently the pre-opening Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina. Clough is the former Hotel Manager and Director of Food and Beverage of the Four Seasons Philadelphia.

Carly Skinner has joined the Dream Hotel Hollywood as Hotel Manager. She was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.

Juan Gonzalez Izquierdo has returned to The Carlyle in New York to take over from Massimiliano Puglisi as Director of Operations. He had previously served the hotel as Director of Food and Beverage before taking on the same role at the Peninsula New York and, most recently in Barcelona as Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts.

Brent Graef has moved to the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale as Director of Operations. He is the former Director of Rooms at the Phoenician and the Fairmont Orchid.

Leiya Cohen has been promoted to Director of Operations at The Time New York. She was most recently serving the hotel as Director of Front Office.

Tom Haines has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at Mainsail Lodging & Development in Tampa. For the past four years, Haines had served as General Manager of the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa.

Jay Wetzel has been appointed Vice President, Food and Beverage, for Virgin Hotels. Since 2014, he had been the Senior Vice President, Food and Beverage, for Rosewood.

Stephen Power has been named Director of Hotel Operations at the SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. He is the former Director of Operations at the Loews Annapolis and Director of Food and Beverage for the Beverly Wilshire and the Ritz-Carlton Aruba.

Nils Bergmann has been named Director of Operations at the W Fort Lauderdale. He was most recently in the same post for the W Atlanta Buckhead.

Aquiles Pinzon has been named Director of Operations at the W Atlanta Buckhead, taking over from Nils Bergmann. He is the former Director of Operations at the Loews New Orleans and Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms, at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix.

The Viceroy Hotel Group has promoted Jeff Smith to Chief Financial Officer. Since 2014, Smith has served as Senior Vice President of Finance for the group.

Katie Beirne Fallon has been appointed Senior Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Hilton. She was most recently serving as Director of Legislative Affairs at the White House under President Obama.

Jeff Peterson has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President of Finance and Transaction Administration at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Peterson joined the company in 2013 as Vice President of Operations before being promoted in 2015 to Senior Director of Finance and Transaction Administration.

Gary Gray has been named Chief Investment Officer at Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach. Gray most recently served as Senior Vice President – Portfolio Business Development – at TPG Hotels & Resorts.

John Hendricks has been appointed Division Controller at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Hendricks joined the company as Director of Accounting in 2015.

Lance Thompson has joined Vail Resorts as Vice President, Hospitality. He is the former Managing Director of Hospitality Operations for Timbers Resorts and General Manager for the Sebastian Vail.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has named Paul Fiala Senior Director of Food and Beverage -The Americas. He was most recently the Vice President of Food and Beverage for Eaton Hotels in New York City.

Mario Zambon has joined the Mansion on Turtle Creek as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same position at The Mulia in Bali. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.

Christopher Kapatais has been named Director of Food and Beverage for the JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles L.A. Live. He is the former Director of Restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey and the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.

Sean O’Connell has joined Canyon Ranch as Global Director of Food and Beverage. He is the former Executive Chef at Desert Mountain and at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. He also served as Vice President, Culinary Operations at the Fontainebleau Miami.

Robert Delaney has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Club at New Seabury. He was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Chatham Bars Inn.

Michael Gluckman has joined Omni Hotels and Resorts as Corporate Director of Operations for Bob’s Steak and Chop Restaurants. He is the former General Manager at Fearing’s in the Ritz-Carlton Dallas.

Nicole Leier has moved to the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills as pre-opening Director of Human Resources. She was most recently Area Director of Human Resources for Hyatt Hotels after serving as Director of Human Resources for the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Evelyn Avazier has been appointed Corporate Director of Training at Mainsail Lodging & Development in Tampa. For the past three years, Avazier has worked as Director of Human Resources and Training at the Epicurean Hotel.

Wanda Sanchez has been named Corporate Director of Human Resources at Mainsail Lodging & Development. She is the former Director of Human Resources at the Mainsail South Residences and the Embassy Suites Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Leah Levar has been appointed Director of Human Resources at the SLS Seattle. For the past nine years, she had overseen human resources for the Fairmont Olympic.

Jack Myers has been appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources at SBE Entertainment Group based in New York. He is the former Vice President of Global Learning & Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

George Fleck has joined Marriott International as Vice President, Global Brand Management and Marketing. He was most recently with Loews Hotels as Senior Vice President, Brands and Marketing and had previously held a similar role for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Lindsay McGinn has joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Director, Residential Brand Marketing. She had previously held Senior Marketing positions with the Seventh Art Group, the Swiss Development Group and ME+EM.

Siuyin Ko has been appointed Corporate Director of Sales at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, based in San Francisco. She is the former Regional Director of Worldwide Sales at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Thomas DeLouise has been named Corporate Director, Food and Beverage Franchise Delivery – The Americas, for InterContinental. He was most recently serving the group as Director of Food and Beverage Operations – the Americas.

Melissa Lorenz has moved as Director of Sales and Marketing to the Viceroy Hotel Chicago, slated to open in September. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. She had previously overseen sales and marketing for the Four Seasons Bora Bora, the Four Seasons St. Louis and the former Four Seasons-run Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

Kimberly Terry-LeDoux has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Blackstone in Chicago. The Cornell graduate is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for The Gwen in Chicago and Director of Sales at the Peninsula New York.

L.E. Hotels has appointed Peter Rockwood Vice President of Sales. He had previously served as Vice President of Sales for Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

The Carneros Resort and Spa has named Ty Brassie Director of Sales and Marketing. Brassie was most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills.

Kathryn Bryant has been appointed Vice President of Sales Transitions at Crescent Hotels & Resorts. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing of the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, the W Atlanta Midtown and the Sheraton Midtown Atlanta at Colony Square.

Kini Sanborn has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing of The Vintage Estate in Napa Valley. She was most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Bardessono Hotel & Spa.

Sakari Malinen has joined the Thompson Playa del Carmen as Director of Sales and Marketing. Malinen was most recently in the same position at the Zemi Beach House, Resort & Spa. She is the former Director of Sales of the Four Seasons Mexico City.

Jason Kycek has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Previously, Kycek was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Edgewater Hotel & Spa and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Occidental Hotels and Resorts.

Jason Denby has been appointed Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, based in Washington, D.C. He had previously served in various roles at the Capella Hotel Washington, D.C. through its transition to Rosewood Hotels and Resorts.

Sarah Bolton has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Omni Mont-Royal. She is the former Director of Sales at the Shangri-La Toronto and the Four Seasons Baltimore.

Dustin Imbesi has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Most recently, he served as the Director of Sales, Marketing and Events at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Ashlee Thomas has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Dream Midtown in New York. She was most recently with Global Hospitality Service as Director of Sales – Americas.

Tawny Paperd has moved to the SLS Seattle as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently in the same position for the Four Seasons Seattle and is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hotel 1000 Seattle.

The Hyatt at The Bellevue has appointed Carolyn McCammon Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently the Regional Director of Sales, Wholesale, for Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii.

Georg Garnitschnig has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at the Trump National Doral Miami. He is the former Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club.

Joe Martino has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Irvine. Martino was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

John Cullinane has been appointed Director of Sales at Hotel Irvine. He was most recently the Associate Director of Sales of the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.

Paige Carlson has returned as Director of Sales to the River’s Edge Hotel & Spa in Portland. She had previously served as Director of Sales from 2013-2015 before moving to The Nines Portland as Group Sales Manager.

Stacy Erickson has been appointed Director of Sales at the Charmant Hotel in La Crosse for the Aparium Hotel Group. She is the former Business Manager at Fairway Outdoor Advertising and Project Manager for Gander Mountain.

Kendall Viola has moved to the Dream Hotel Hollywood as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently in the same post for the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side in New York.

Liza Edgerton has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Kimpton Cardinal in Winston-Salem. She is the former Director of Corporate and Group Sales of the Charleston Marriott.

Megan Gilligan has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Omaha Marriott Downtown. Gilligan most recently served as Director of Event Sales at the La Vista Conference Center Complex in Omaha.

Lynn Flosi has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Flosi was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Crowne Plaza Airport North Hotel.

Janet Lincoln has been appointed National Sales Manager at Cliff House Maine. She was most recently a Regional Sales Manager for Scout Hotels & Resorts.

Kai Autenrieth has been promoted to Executive Chef in joining the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado. He was most recently serving as Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Nevis.

Chuck Kazmer has been appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North. Kazmer was most recently the Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Amman.

Basil Yu has joined Dunton Hot Springs as Executive Chef. He was most recently with the Break Hotel in Narragansett as Executive Chef. Yu is the former Chef De Cuisine at the Vanderbilt Grace and Chef de Partie at the White Barn Inn.

Gavin Stephenson has been appointed Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the SLS Seattle. For the past thirteen years, he had been the Executive Chef at the Fairmont Olympic.

The London NYC has named Kang Choe Executive Chef. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the New York Hilton.

Thomas Russo has been appointed Executive Chef at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. He was most recently in the same post at the Westin Colonnade.

The Salamander Resort & Spa has named Ryan Arensdorf Executive Chef. He was most recently with the W Chicago Lakeshore as Chef de Cuisine.

Thomas Lents will be joining the Foundation Hotel in Detroit as Executive Chef. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at Sixteen in the Trump International Chicago and Restaurant Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas. Lents was successful at earning Sixteen Two Michelin Stars.

Antonio Estremera has been appointed Executive Chef at The Grove Resort & Spa in Winter Garden slated to open in March. He most recently served as Executive Chef at the Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach.

Paul Harris has been appointed Restaurant Chef at SAVOR bar & kitchen in the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. He is the former Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Regency Perimeter and Banquet Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Ryan Fredstrom has been appointed Executive Chef of the Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef at Angelina’s Ristorante in Bonita Springs.

Shane Miller has been appointed Executive Chef of the Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach. Miller is a former Area Executive Chef with Sodexo’s Leisure Division.

Robert Trester has been named Executive Chef at the Hotel Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles. He was most recently serving as Executive Chef at the W Hollywood.

Paul Trout has been promoted to Executive Chef at Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson. He joined the resort in 2011 as Executive Sous Chef.

Bradley Russell has been promoted to Director of Rooms and joined the Four Seasons Westlake Village. He was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. Russell is the former Front Office Manager for the Four Seasons Santa Fe.

Daniela Koch has been named Director of Rooms for the pre-opening of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. She was most recently serving as Director of Rooms at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

Carlos Tenorio has been named Director of Housekeeping at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. He was most recently in the same post for the Loews Ventana Canyon.

EUROPE

Didier Boidin is joining Monaco’s Société des Bains de Mer as Managing Director. As such, he will be responsible for the Hotel de Paris, the Hotel Ermitage, the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel along with a large number of spas, restaurants and banquet facilities. Boidin joins after having had only one employer for 40 years: joining InterContinental in Paris in 1980, he became the group’s youngest General Manager at age 34, when he was assigned to the Carlton InterContinental Cannes. In 2005, he took over the position of General Manager of the Grand Hotel InterContinental Paris, along with regional responsibilities soon to include Western Europe, Russia and Ukraine.

Jennifer Boccara has been appointed Vice President of Development EMEA at Worldhotels, based in Paris. She is the former General Manager of the Hôtel De Sers and the Hôtel Edouard Sept in Paris.

Pedro Deakin has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons George V, taking over from François Arrighi. Since 2005 he has been with the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, most recently as Hotel Manager.

Christian Zandonella and Jean-Paul Dantil have switched positions with Zandonella as General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Vienna and Dantil now overseeing the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain as General Manager.

Francois Chopinet has returned to his post as General Manager of the InterContinental Geneva and appointed Area General Manager. He had previously overseen the hotel before moving in 2005 to the Carlton InterContinental in Cannes as General Manager.

Jens Brandin is now overseeing the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Stavanger, Norway. He was most recently the General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya.

Lynsay Findlay has been appointed General Manager at The Hotel Indigo in Edinburgh. For the past 15 years she had been with the Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes.

Gigi Vega has been appointed Regional Director and General Manager at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch slated to open in the spring. Vega was most recently at Nobu Caesars Palace as Vice President of Luxury Services and General Manager.

Robert Herr has been appointed General Manager at Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne. He was most recently the Area General Manager at the Phoenicia and Le Vendôme Beirut for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

Mike Robinson has been appointed General Manager of the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, slated to open in the spring. He was most recently overseeing the Kimpton Palomar in Washington, D.C.

Susana Marín Coe-Archer has been appointed General Manager of the Almanac Barcelona slated to open in the summer. For the past nine years, she had served as General Manager of Casa Camper Barcelona.

Hilary Cross has been appointed Area General Manager for Dorsett Shepherds Bush and Dorsett City in London. She is the General Manager for the Dorsett Shepherds Bush.

Mark Heyburn has been named Hotel Manager at Dorsett City. He was most recently the Director of Operations at the Dorsett Shepherds Bush.

Lior Bebera has been appointed General Manager at the InterContinental Bucharest, replacing Stefan Frank. Bebera is the former Hotel Manager for the InterContinental Malta.

Deirdre Billing has been appointed General Manager at Mottram Hall in Macclesfield. She is the former Regional General Manager for Q Hotels overseeing both the Ashford International Hotel and Bridgewood Manor.

Maurizio Redaelli has been named Cluster General Manager in London for The Franklin, The Gore and The Pelham for Starhotels. He is the former General Manager at the Castille Paris and the Hotel Lotti Paris. Both are part of Starhotels.

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer has been appointed Senior Vice President Operations, Full-Service Hotels, at Hilton Europe, based in Paris. He was most recently serving the company as Vice President Operations, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.

Michael Suter has been appointed Vice President Finance at the Dorchester Collection in London. He was most recently Vice President Finance, Middle East, at the Jumeirah Group and previously served 26 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Philipp Henle has been appointed Head of Global Developments at the Dorchester Collection in London. The Lausanne graduate was most recently with Kempinski Hotels as Vice President Development Europe.

Paul Bevis has joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in London as Director – Architecture & Construction, EMEA. He was most recently the Founder and Managing Director of Bevis Design Associates.

Kevin Chambenoit has moved to the Peninsula Paris as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same role at Le Bristol. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Shangri-La Paris. Chambenoit happens to hold the rare title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

Cédric Sordillon has been named Director of Restaurants for the Château de Serjac and the Château des Carasses. He is the former Restaurant Manager of the Moulin Rouge in Paris and Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel Barrière Lille.

Stefan Mueller has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Baglioni Hotel London. He was previously in a similar role for the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne.

Rebecca Somach has been appointed Director of West Coast Sales at the Maybourne Hotel Group in London. She was most recently the Director of Luxury Leisure Sales for the St. Regis New York based in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Tyler has been appointed Public Relations Manager at the Corinthia Hotel London. She was most recently Communications Manager for the David Collins Studio.

Michael Nizzero has been appointed Executive Chef at The Bath Priory, replacing Sam Moody. Nizzero was most recently the Premier Sous Chef at the Ritz in London.

Jamie Welch has been appointed Executive Chef at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. He was most recently serving in the same post for the London Marriott Grosvenor Square.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Alejandro Navarro Bernabe has been named Group Director at Avani Hotels and Resorts in Bangkok, a subsidiary of the Minor Group. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for Kempinski Hotels.

Vincent Pimont has returned to the Peninsula Beijing to take on the post of General Manager. He had previously served the hotel as Director of Rooms and Resident Manager before taking on his most recent role as Hotel Manager for the Peninsula Paris.

Michelle Caporicci has been appointed Managing Director at the St. Regis Langkawi. Previously the Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific for Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts in Hong Kong, Caporicci is also the former General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou and Hotel Manager of the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai.

Fred Findlen has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Maui. Findlen has been with Hyatt since 1985, most recently serving as General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino.

Michael Delargy has been appointed General Manager of Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur. He was most recently the General Manager of the Westin Nanjing. Delargy is the former Hotel Manager of the Sheraton Macao, and General Manager for the Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

Chris Bailey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Phuket Marina. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for Centara Hotels & Resorts.

David Arraya has been named Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i. He was most recently with EAST, Miami after serving as Hotel Manager at EAST, Hong Kong. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Fontainebleau.

Patrick Duff has joined the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan as pre-opening Executive Assistant Manager and Hotel Manager. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the W Taipei and Resort Manager at the Indigo Pearl Phuket.

Christoph Girsch has been appointed Resident Manager at the Chedi Mumbai. Girsch is the former Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Food and Beverage of the Chedi Muscat.

Anuraag Bhatnagar has been appointed Multi-Property Vice President, Luxury, India, at Marriott International. Bhatnagar previously served as Area General Manager of India and General Manager of the St. Regis Mumbai.

Dalip Singhas has been appointed Hotel Manager overseeing the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, the Prince Hotel and the Gateway Hotel. He was most recently with KOP Properties as Managing Director.

Christopher Ely has joined Jones Lang LaSalle, Hotels & Hospitality Group in Singapore as Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, Asia. He was most recently with Outrigger Hotels & Resorts as Corporate Director of Planning and Support, Asia Pacific.

Mark Swinton has been appointed General Manager at Six Senses Bhutan. He was most recently the General Manager of Amanusa in Bali and Regional Director of Aman Resorts.

Cedric Kerhir has been named Director of Food and Beverage for Urban Resort Concepts. He is the former Assistant General Manager at Restaurant Guy Savoy and DB Bistro Moderne in the Marina Bay Sands.

Helen Radic has been named Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Sydney. For the past eight years she had served as Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing for the Sydney Harbour Marriott.

Eileen Khew has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the Marina Mandarin Singapore. For the past four years, she had served as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Far East Hospitality.

Antony Box has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong. He was most recently with the Westin Resort Macau where as Director of Sales and Marketing and Regional Director of Business Development.

Freddy See has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. He was most recently in the same position for the Grand Copthorne Waterfront.

Jacek Glesmann has been appointed Director of Catering and Conference Services at the Four Seasons Lanai. Glesmann had previously served in similar roles at Pelican Hill Resort and Spa and the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta.

Jérôme Voltat has joined the One&Only Reethi Rah as Executive Sous Chef. He had previously served as Head Chef at the Mirror Room in the Rosewood London and Sketch in London.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Richard Raab has joined the Four Seasons Bahrain as General Manager. He was most recently serving as Hotel Manager for the Four Seasons Dubai. Raab is the former Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Nevis and Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Lion Palace.

Alejandro Helbling has joined Jumeirah Hotels as Vice President Operations. The Lausanne grad is the former General Manager of the Capella Singapore, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach and the Bulgari Resort Bali.

Manish Nambiar is now overseeing the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast Accra in Ghana. He was most recently the General Manager of the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi.

Kees Heuveling has been appointed General Manager of the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, taking over from Manish Nambiar. Heuveling was most recently the General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Lithuania.

Scott Lundahl has been promoted to General Manager of the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Casablanca. He had previously served as Resort Manager after holding the same position at sister property the One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives.

Ian Rydin has been appointed General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, taking over from Jens Brandin. Rydin is the former General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport, the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Downtown and the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel.

Florian Leven has been promoted General Manager at Al Bait Sharjah slated to open later this year. Leven is the former Resident Manager of the Nam Hai.

Christian Ruge has been appointed General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Ajman. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan. Ruge is the former Hotel Manager for the Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich.

Andrea Obertello has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Doha. Obertello was most recently the Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Marrakech.

Tony Khoury has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Damascus. He is the former Director of Engineering and, most recently Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence.

Nicholas Solomon has returned to his hometown to take on the post of Resort Manager at the One&Only Cape Town. He is the former General Manager of North Island in the Seychelles and Deputy General Manager at the Royal Portfolio’s La Residence.

Darren Warner is now in Abu Dhabi as Director of Engineering for both the Abu Dhabi EDITION and the Marriott Downtown Hotel. He was most recently serving as Director of Engineering at the Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Fabian Bornefeld has been appointed Cluster Director of Human Resources at the Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown. He is the former Regional Human Resources Director at the Constance Lemuria Seychelles.

Patrick Boucher has joined the Fairmont Amman as pre- opening Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef at Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa.

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