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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - March 2014.
By The Boutique Search Firm
Wednesday, 16th April 2014
 
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: March 2014.

THE AMERICAS

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that Osvaldo Librizzi will step down from his current role, Co-President of The Americas, at the end of the year. Sergio Rivera, currently Co-President of the Americas, will become President of the Americas.

Jorge Giannattasio has been appointed Chief of Latin America Operations & Global Initiatives for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He was most recently serving the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Americas.

Greg Horeth has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Spire Hospitality. He was most recently with Winegardner & Hammons as Regional Vice President of Operations.

Mark Sherwin, a Cornell graduate, has been picked by Sonesta as Executive Vice President Operations. He was most recently General Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Sherwin was previously Regional Vice President Sales and Marketing overseeing 13 hotels with Ritz-Carlton.

Barry Pollard has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Hotel Operations, at Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group. He has been with the company for the past twelve years, most recently as Vice President of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

James Lin has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Restaurants & Bars, at Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group. He was most recently serving the company as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Ozumo Concepts International in San Francisco.

Bernard de Villèle has been named General Manager for the St. Regis Mexico City. The Lausanne graduate is the former General Manager at the St. Regis Mauritius and the Area General Manager in Lebanon for Habtoor Hotels.

Rick Ueno is now in Miami at the W South Beach as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

Jeff Kulek is the new General Manager at the London West Hollywood, following seven years at the helm of the Mondrian, also in West Hollywood. At the London, he takes over from Ed Costa who is now the General Manager of the London New York where he replaces Sofia Vandaele.

The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort has named Kellie Newman General Manager, taking over from Dave Pease. She was most recently the General Manager of the Denver Marriott West. Newman is the former General Manager of the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel and Assistant General Manager at the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown.

The soon-to-open Archer Hotel in New York has named Michele Mangino General Manager. She was most recently the Director of Operations at the Millennium Broadway.

The W Los Angeles Westwood has appointed Mark Eberwein General Manager. He was most recently with the W San Francisco as Director of Operations. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the St. Regis Deer Valley and Director of Food and Beverage at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles.

Cornell graduate David Benton has joined the Hotel Providence in Rhode Island as General Manager. For twenty-three years, he had served as Vice President and General Manager for Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominium Residences.

Michael Baier has been appointed General Manager at the Stanford Court in San Francisco. He is the former Director of Operations at the Wyndham Parc 55 San Francisco-Union Square, Hotel Manager at the W San Francisco and Director of Operations at the W Dallas-Victory.

Anna Anderson has been appointed General Manager at the Virgin Hotel Chicago, slated to open later this year. Most recently she was the General Manager of both the Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills and the Maison 140 Beverly Hills. She is the former General Manager of the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, and the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee.

Timothy Digby has joined the Hammock Beach Resort as General Manager, taking over from Carlton Grant, who moves to another property within Salamander Resorts. For the past three years, Digby had been with the Omni Amelia Island Plantation as Managing Director.

Jimmy Sarfraz has been appointed General Manager of the Millennium Hilton New York City. He was previously the Resident Manager of the Conrad New York Battery Park.

Pablo Torres has been named General Manager of the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico. He was most recently overseeing the Hilton Short Hills and served as General Manager of the British Colonial Hilton Nassau.

The Enchantment Resort has appointed Bruce Grosbety Managing Director. For the past seven years, he had served as Vice President of Operations at MetWest Terra Hospitality in Wyoming. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of the Snake River Lodge & Spa.

Alen Saric has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Place Portland Old Port in Maine. He was most recently the Assistant General Manager for the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown.

John Trovato has moved as Managing Director to the Lexington New York. For the past ten years he had served as General Manager of the Roosevelt Hotel.

Erik Johnson has been appointed Vice President, Owner Advisory Group at Benchmark Hospitality, based in Atlanta. He was previously Managing Principal at North Point Advisors.

Marc Pichot-Moise has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Sofitel New York. He is the former General Manager of the Novotel Edinburgh Centre and the Mercure Edinburgh Point Hotel.

At Denihan Hospitality, Steve Sasso takes over from Joseph Gaeta as General Manager of the Benjamin in New York. He is the former General Manager of the Affinia Gardens and the Eastgate Tower Hotel.

Matthew Chilton has been appointed General Manager of the Delano Las Vegas. Chilton joined Mandalay Bay as Hotel Manager in 1999 and was most recently serving as Vice President of Hotel Operations.

Andrés Sanhueza has joined the Hotel Stanford in Santiago as General Manager. He is the former General Manager at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende.

The Hotel El Ganzo in Cabo has appointed Ella Messerli General Manager. She was previously the General Manager of the former Marquis Los Cabos (presently known as Secrets Marquis Los Cabos) and also served as Vice President Marketing for Presidente InterContinental Hoteles de Mexico.

Sean McCarron has been promoted to Hotel Manager and joined the Four Seasons Las Vegas. He was most recently with the Four Seasons Baltimore as Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously served in food and beverage positions for the Four Seasons Boston, the Four Seasons Chicago and the Four Seasons Atlanta.

Joerg Rodig has been promoted at the Four Seasons Vancouver to Hotel Manager, taking over from Kari Koskela. Rodig joined the hotel in 2009 as Director of Finance. He is the former Director of Finance at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Assistant Director of Finance at the Four Seasons Austin.

Mathieu Rivière has been promoted to Hotel Manager and joined the Sofitel Washington, D.C. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Sofitel Minneapolis.

Guntram Merl is now at the Westin Charlotte as Hotel Manager. He was most recently at the St. Regis Bal Harbor as Director of Food and Beverage. Merl is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.

The Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Connecticut has promoted Anthony Amendola to Hotel Manager. He joined the resort in 2012 as Director of Sales and Marketing.

The Four Seasons Scottsdale has named Marc Bromley Resort Manager, taking over from Ben Shank. Bromley was most recently serving as Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Costa Rica. He is the former Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Palm Beach and previously served as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Renuka Ramanathan has been named Director of Operations for the Thompson Hotel Chicago. Ramanathan is the former Director of Rooms with Wyndham for the Hotel 71 in Chicago.

Mike Lauria has been named Director of Operations for the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. He had previously served the resort as Director of Rooms.

Hersha Hospitality Trust has named Charles Paloux Vice President of Asset Management. The Cornell graduate has been with Hersha since 2010 and had previously served as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Hospitality and Leisure Consulting Practice, based in Philadelphia.

Kai Lermen has returned to the Peninsula Chicago to take on a new role of Director of Food and Beverage, replacing Jisoo Chon. Lermen had previously served the hotel for five years as Executive Chef before taking on a similar role in Miami for the Faena Group.

Martin Mariano has moved to the Plaza in New York as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently serving in the same post at the JW Marriott Essex House. He had previously served in food and beverage positions for the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and the Ritz-Carlton Central Park South.

Jason Waterlow has moved up to the post of Director of Food and Beverage to join the San Ysidro Ranch. For the past two years, he had served as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. He is the former Restaurant General Manager at L'Auberge de Sedona and Director of Food and Beverage at Rancho Valencia.

Matteo Gentile has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage with his transfer to the Four Seasons Jackson Hole. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Carlos Echaiz has joined the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos as Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously worked with Celebrity Cruises, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and the Rosewood Mayakoba.

Ed Carrella has been promoted to Corporate Director of Restaurants at Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee. He is the former General Manager of Mason Street Grill in the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Chuck Sultani has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Water's Edge Resort & Spa. He was most recently in a similar role for the Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia in Valley Forge.

Isaac Novoa is now on St. Lucia as Director of Food and Beverage for the Capella Marigot Bay. He was most recently the Banquet Bar Manager at the Capella Pedregal Hotel & Resort Cabo San Lucas.

The Boca Raton Resort & Club has appointed Patrick Morey Director of Restaurants and Bars. He is the former Director of Operations for the Weston Restaurant Group.

Russell Diez-Canseco has joined Vital Farms in Austin as Vice President Operations. He is the former Vice President, Talent Management and Human Resources, at Leslie Rudd Investment Company.

Isabel Porzecanski has joined 50 Eggs in Miami as Vice President of People and Culture. For the past six years she had been with the Four Seasons Miami as Director of Human Resources. She is the former Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf, the Beverly Wilshire and the Four Seasons Palm Beach.

Milet Lukey has returned to New York to join Baccarat Hotels and Residences and 1 Hotels and Homes as Area Director of Human Resources. She had previously served as Director of Human Resources at the New York Palace before joining the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air as Area Director of Human Resources.

Terry Harley has been named Director of Human Resources at the Snow King Resort. She had previously overseen human resources for the Grand Teton Lodge Company.

Laure Solelhac is now on St. Barts at Guanahani as Director of Personnel. Solelhac was most recently in Paris at the Novotel La Defense as Director of Human Resources.

Jane Burnell has been named Vice President Sales Americas at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts based in Toronto. She was most recently serving the company as Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ernesto Floro has moved to the Carlyle as Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently in the same position at the Mark.

David Taylor has joined the Charles in Cambridge as Director of Sales and Marketing. He had previously served in sales and marketing roles at the Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park, the New York Palace and retail company Devi Kroell. Most recently, he had served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Chatham.

Kristen Thompson has been named Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Costa Rica. She was most recently overseeing sales for the Four Seasons Denver, and the Four Seasons Vail. She is the former Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Atlanta.

Occidental Hotels & Resorts has appointed Iñigo Onieva Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Distribution, based in Miami. He is the former Senior Vice President of Marketing & Electronic Distribution at NH Hotels.

Tia Graham is the new Director of Sales and Marketing at the London West Hollywood. She was most recently in a similar role for the W Hollywood. Graham is the former Director of Marketing at the W Istanbul.

Kristiann Galati takes over from Tia Graham as Director of Sales and Marketing for the W Hollywood. Galati was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the W Union Square in New York. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the W San Francisco.

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix has named Mark Lindsey Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently in Tucson as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing with the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.

Florian Connert has been named Director of Sales and Marketing of the Meliá Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana. He is the former Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the BlueBay Group in Cancun and Regional Director of Sales Caribbean for AM Resorts in Punta Cana.

The Omni Homestead Resort has appointed Wayne Kearney as Director of Resort Sales. He was most recently overseeing group sales at Pinehurst.

The Melrose Georgetown Hotel has named Mark Peppas Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently in the same post at the Sofitel Washington, D.C. Lafayette Square. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center.

Denise Bradbury has been named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews-by-the Sea in New Brunswick. She was most recently with the Westin Nova Scotian as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Austin Philips has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Stanford Court in San Francisco. He was most recently with the Boston Park Plaza Hotel as Associate Director of Sales.

Joseph Gaeta has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental New York Barclay. He is the former Area Director of Sales and Marketing for New York's Surrey and Benjamin Hotels with a subsequent promotion to General Manager of the Benjamin Hotel.

Matt Brody has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa.

The One Ocean Resort & Spa has appointed Christopher Quinlan Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently the Director of Sales for the Omphoy Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach.

Ilyse Prokocimer-Karwoski has returned to the Paradise Island Habour Resort to take on the new role of Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously served the resort for five years as Regional Director of Sales. Most recently, she was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago, West Indies.

Todd Iseri has been appointed Area Director of Sales and Marketing at Sage Hospitality in Denver overseeing the Oxford Hotel and the Crawford Hotel, slated to open this summer. He was most recently with the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa as the Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Valley River Inn and Red Lion Hotels, both in Eugene, Oregon.

Jenni Gaherty has returned as Director of Sales and Marketing to the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek where she had overseen the opening in 2003 and served at the property for eight years. She is the former Director of Sales at the Hotel Monaco Seattle and Associate Director of Sales at the Hotel Monaco Denver.

Lorrianne Mesina has joined Mukul in Nicaragua as Director of Sales. She was most recently in the same role for the Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Chateaux at Silver Lake. She had previously served in sales positions for the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch and the former Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas.

The Archer Hotel has named Jacqueline Galea Director of Sales. She was most recently the Director of Corporate Sales for the InterContinental New York Times Square.

Larry Jones has joined the Beverly Garland in Los Angeles as Director of Sales. Since 2011 he had been with the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, most recently as Director of Sales, Group and Catering. He had previously served in sales and marketing positions with the Sofitel Los Angeles and the Chambers in Minneapolis.

Deborah Roberts has been appointed Director of Sales at Hyatt Place Portland Old Port. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Eastland Park Hotel also in Portland, Maine.

Leah Brown has joined the Sofitel Los Angeles as Director of Group Sales. She was most recently with the Thompson Beverly Hills as a Senior Sales Manager. She is the former Director of Sales for the Hotel Angeleno.

Lisa Harata has been named Group Sales Manager at Las Ventanas al Paraíso. She was in a similar role with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

Dawn Schuller has been appointed Senior Sales Manager at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown. She was most recently a Corporate Sales Manager at the Four Seasons Houston.

Jason Sturtevant has joined the Archer Hotel as Sales Manager. Most recently, he served as a Corporate Sales Manager at the InterContinental New York Times Square.

The Four Seasons Chicago has named Stephen Wambach Executive Chef taking over from Kevin Hickey. Wambach has served in the kitchens at the Barclay Prime, Epic in Chicago, and Alain Allegretti's Azure. Most recently he was Chef de Cuisine at Marc Forgione in Tribeca.

Bryan Moscatello has returned to Aspen as Executive Chef for the Little Nell. He was most recently Chef Partner at Storefront Company in Chicago.

Vincent Lesage has been named Executive Chef at the Balboa Bay Resort. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef for the St. Regis Monarch Beach.

The Gansevoort Turks + Caicos has named Mahdi Eghnam Executive Chef. He had previously served as Executive Chef at the Residence Phou Vao by Orient Express and as Chef de Partie at the Four Seasons Riyadh.

Russell Wooten is now in Santa Monica as Executive Chef at the Le Méridien Delfina. He is the former Executive Sous Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge.

The Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago has hired Denis Jaricot as Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef of the Sandals Regency La Toc Resort and the Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

Acqualina in Sunny Isles has named Dewey LoSasso Executive Chef. He was most recently serving as Chef at The Forge since 2008. He is the former Executive Chef at New York's Hudson Hotel, and for China Grill Management's Tuscan Steak in Miami.

Karim Guedouar is now at Restaurant Daniel as Service Director. Guedouar was most recently with Boulud Sud as General Manager. He had previously overseen Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in London and the former Adour in the St. Regis New York.

Marco Pacelli has joined El Encanto as Director of Restaurants. For the past year he had served as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Rosewood Sand Hill.

Eric Grimm has been appointed General Manager at Mason Street Grill taking over from Ed Carrella. Grimm most recently served as Assistant General Manager of the Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant.

Joe Kavanagh has been named Assistant General Manager for the Archer. He was previously the Director of Rooms at Sixty LES (formerly Thompson LES) and opening Director of Rooms at the SLS Hotel South Beach.

Morgan Starner has been named Executive Housekeeper for the Archer Hotel. She is the former opening Assistant Director of Housekeeping at the Hyatt Union Square.

Jennifer Wayland-Smith has been named Director of Spa for the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. She was most recently the Spa Director in Puerto Rico at Spa Botanico in Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Sea Island has appointed Ella Stimpson Spa Director of the Spa at Sea Island. Stimpson comes from Las Vegas, where she most recently served as Executive Director of Spa Operations for Wynn and Encore Las Vegas. She is the former Spa Director for the Broadmoor.

EUROPE

Alberto Hormigo Cebolla has been appointed General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz in Malta. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai and the Kempinski Hotel Nikolskaya in Moscow.

Matthew Mullan has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton Malta, taking over for Clement Hassid, who has retired. For the past four years, Mullan had served as General Manager at the Hilton Barbados Resort.

Giacomo Battafarano has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Xenia London. For the past five years, he had been overseeing the Hotel Imperiale Taormina in Sicily.

Erich Zuri has been named General Manager at the Munich Marriott Hotel. He was most recently the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Brussels. He is the former General Manager at the Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel.

Hilary Cross has been named General Manager of the Dorsett Shepherds Bush, set to open in London in May. Cross was most recently the General Manager of the K West Hotel & Spa, London.

Thomas Bechtold has been promoted to oversee the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. He was most recently serving the resort as Deputy General Manager and Director of Rooms.

Sandro Bohrmann is the new General Manager at the Westin Grand Frankfurt. He was most recently the General Manager at the Westin Paris – Vendôme, where his successor is Emmanuel Richardet.

Pierre Ferchaud will be joining Steigenberger Hotels as Regional Director of Operations. He is the former Managing Director in Paris of the Hotel Fouquet's Barriere and the Hotel Bristol.

Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d'Avray has joined the Peninsula Paris as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. He was most recently at the Peninsula Bangkok as Director of Food and Beverage.

Etienne Haro has been named Director of Food and Beverage for the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev. He was most recently in a similar post at the Grand Hyatt Beijing.

Jan Bundgaard has been promoted to Vice President Development, Europe and Africa at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Switzerland. He is the former General Manager of the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut.

Paul Mulcahy has been named Vice President Distribution and Revenue Management at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. He was most recently the Group Distribution Director with the Pierre & Vacances Centreparcs Group in Paris.

Alessandra Ruggeri has joined the Lungarno Collection in Florence as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Ruggeri was most recently the Paris Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Hyatt Hotels and Director of Sales and Marketing for Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.

Florence Dubois has been named Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons George V taking over from Francisco Garcia. Dubois was most recently with the Le Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Joerg Leser takes from Alessandra Ruggeri in Paris as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Hyatt Hotels and Director of Sales and Marketing for Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. Leser, a Lausanne graduate, was most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Park Hyatt Zurich.

Christiano Morelli has joined JJW Hotels & Resorts as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently serving as Group Director of Sales and Marketing in Antibes for the Hotel Belles Rives and the Hotel Juana.

Marie Laure Akdag has joined Burberry in London as Vice President Private Clients. She was most recently with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing Europe based at the Savoy London. She is the former Hotel Manager at 45 Park Lane and had served as Director of Business Development and Marketing for the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Declan Murphy has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Dorsett Shepherds Bush set to open in London in May. He was most recently overseeing sales and marketing for the Dhillon Group. He is the former Sales and Marketing Director at Dukes Hotel in Mayfair.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Marc Handl has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Osaka as General Manager. He was most recently in the same position for the Ritz-Carlton Seoul. Handl is the former General Manager of the BC Hotel and Residences in Beijing and Hotel Manager at the Peninsula Tokyo.

William Haandrikman has been appointed General Manager of the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Most recently, Haandrikman was the General Manager of the Sofitel Shanghai Jing'an Huamin.

Thomas Hahn has been appointed Senior Vice President-Operations at Dorsett Hospitality International, based in Hong Kong. He was most recently with the InterContinental Hotels Group as Vice President Operations, Central China and Holiday Inn Express Greater China.

Ian Jones has been named General Manager of the Alila Seminyak due to open in Bali in late 2014. He was most recently the transition General Manager at the Westcliff Hotel (now a Four Seasons) in Johannesburg. Jones is the former General Manager of the Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites in Victoria and Managing Director of the Grand Hotel Europe.

Derek Flint is now in Shanghai as General Manager at the Portman Ritz-Carlton. He was most recently overseeing the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. He was previously serving as General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial District.

Richard Holtzman has been named Vice President and Managing Director for the rebranded Montage Kapalua Bay. The Cornell graduate is the former Senior Vice President – Resorts for the Pyramid Hotel Group.

Ian Alexandre has been named General Manager of the Conrad Beijing. Alexandre most recently was Vice President of Sofitel Pacific.

Scott Bowen has been appointed General Manager at the Blue Marine Resort & Spa in Phuket. He was most recently the General Manager at the Centara Villas Samui. He is the former General Manager at the Mai Ton Island Resort Phuket.

Ed Brea has moved to the Shangri-La Bangkok as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai and is the former General Manager of the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai and the Shangri-La Vancouver.

Kunal Chauhan has been appointed General Manager at the Leela Palace Bangalore. He was most recently the Resident Manager at the Leela Palace New Delhi.

Etienne Dalançon has been promoted to General Manager at the Park Hyatt Shanghai. He joined the hotel in 2010 as Director of Sales and Marketing before moving into his most recent role of Hotel Manager.

Biswajit Chakraborty has been appointed General Manager at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC. He is the former General Manager for the Yak and Yeti in Nepal, the Leela Kempinski Kovalam and the Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore.

James Young has moved to the InterContinental Ho Chi Minh City as General Manager and Area General Manager, South Vietnam. He was most recently General Manager at the Crowne Plaza Dubai where Georges Farhat has been promoted to take his post.

Jerry John has been named General Manager of the Banyan Tree Macau, taking over from Rudy Oretti who will be the opening General Manager of the super/deluxe Louis XIII, also in Macau. John was most recently the General Manager of the Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Fritz Schenkel has moved as General Manager to the Kempinski Hotel Chongqing City. He was most recently the General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Chengdu.

Manish Gupta has been named General Manager at the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. He most recently opened the Taj Gateway Hotel Kolkata as General Manager. He is the former Resident Manager for the Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

The Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel, Bejing has named Brice Péan General Manager. He is the former General Manager at the Kempinski Quingdao and the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa.

Martin Heiniger has been appointed Area General Manager Samui and General Manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui. He was most recently serving as Cluster General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Bali.

Dean Huntsman has been named General Manager at the Dusit Thani Hotel Guam expected to open later this year. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel.

Marco Militzer has joined the Naked Stables Private Retreats in China as General Manager. He was most recently the Hotel Manager for the MGM Grand Sanya. He had previously served in various rooms management positions for the Ritz-Carlton Beijing and the Ritz-Carlton Berlin.

Jeffrey Perkins has been promoted to Resort Manager at the Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii. He joined the resort in 2012 as Director of Operations. He is the former Director of Housekeeping at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and Director of Rooms of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, Panama.

The Futian Shangri-La in Shenzhen has named Julian Wipper Resident Manager. He was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

Nick Flynn has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Fairmont Singapore. He was most recently in the same position for the InterContinental Abu Dhabi.

Cédric Cauvelier has joined the Capella Singapore as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, and is the former Director of Food and Beverage for the Shangri-La Tokyo.

Alvin Teoh has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Shangri-La Changzhou. For the past year, he had been serving as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage.

Sebastiaan Kleinsman has moved as Director of Food and Beverage to the Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast. He was most recently in the same position for the Marriott Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai.

Christine Hays has been appointed Director of Training at Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas in Bangkok. Since 2008, she had served as Vice President Spa Operations for the Oberoi Group.

Andreas Sungaimin has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Capital and Development, at Pan Pacific Hotels, based in Singapore. For the past six years, he had been the Head of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

Sunny Li has been appointed Vice President of Development, China, at Rosewood Hotels. Most recently, he was Vice President of Development, Greater China, at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Shanghai following his position as Director of Development, Greater China at Wyndham Hotel Group in Hong Kong.

John Limper has been appointed Vice President Sales and Marketing for Hawaii and Guam at Outrigger Enterprises Group in Honolulu. Most recently, Limper served as area Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott Hawaii hotels and was previously Area Director of Sales and Marketing for North Asia, Hawaii and the South Pacific for Marriott.

Sun Wong has been promoted to Corporate Director, Global Marketing, at Outrigger Enterprises Group in Honolulu. Wong was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk.

Jasmine Tso has been appointed Vice President, Global Brand Services, at Outrigger Enterprises Group in Honolulu. She was previously the Director of Brand Management at Hawaiian Airlines.

Bitsy Kelley has been appointed Vice President, Corporate Communications, at Outrigger Enterprises Group in Honolulu. She also previously served as Director of Brand and Business Development for OHANA Hotels and Resorts.

Franck Detrait has been named Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt Sydney. He is the former Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Paris Madeleine, Executive Sous Chef of the Park Hyatt Dubai and Chef de Cuisine for Les Orchidées in the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme.

Laurent Ajas has joined the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa as Executive Chef. He was most recently with the Raffles Resort Praslin as Executive Chef.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo has appointed Federico Heinzmann as Chef de Cuisine at the New York Grill & Bar. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires and, most recently, at the Cornerstone restaurant at the Park Hyatt Seoul.

Diego Angarita has transferred as Director of Rooms to the Four Seasons Hualalai taking over from Adam Bardetta. Angarita was most recently with the Four Seasons Las Vegas as Director of Rooms.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Taking over from Bernard de Villèle as General Manager at the St. Regis Mauritius is Damon Page. Page was most recently overseeing the St. Regis Tianjin. He is the former General Manager of the Westin Bund Center in Shanghai and the W Hong Kong.

Markus Iseli has joined the Chedi Muscat as General Manager. He is the former General Manager for the Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa in Milan and the Palace Lucerne.

The Marti Istanbul Hotel has named Gokhan Aykan General Manager. He had previously served as General Manager at the Divan Ankara in Turkey and the Divan Erbil in Iraq. Also joining the hotel is Feyza Yucefer as Deputy General Manager of Marketing and Sales.

George Siouty has been appointed General Manager at the Evason Ma'In in Jordan. He was most recently the General Manager of the Tadamora Palace in Palmyra.

Patrick Both has been appointed General Manager at Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. He is the former General Manager for the Anantara Rasananda Villa Resort & Spa and the Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa.

Sun Resorts has named Gregory de Clerck Group Director, Operational Innovation and General Manager for Le Touessrok on Mauritius. He was most recently serving as Area Manager for Mauritius Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Farhaad Baboorally is the new General Manager for the Kempinski Hotel N'Djamena in Chad. He is the former General Manager at the Sofitel Malabo President Palace and Resident Manager for the Sofitel Imperial Resort & Spa.

Bob Suri has joined the Four Seasons Bahrain as Hotel Manager. He was most recently with the Four Seasons Seychelles as Resort Manager. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Damascus.

Adrian Messerli has been promoted to Hotel Manager joining the Four Seasons Nile Plaza to take over from Mahmoud El Keiy. Messerli, a Lausanne graduate, was most recently with the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh as Director of Food and Beverage. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Lisbon and Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Carmelo.

Christian Gradnitzer has been appointed Corporate Culinary Director at the Jumeirah Group in Dubai. He was most recently the Resort Executive Chef at the Madinat Jumeirah. He is the former Executive Chef at the Jumeirah Essex House and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

The Four Seasons Riyadh has named Andrea Colla Director of Food and Beverage, taking over from Roy Buitenkamp. Colla was most recently at the Four Seasons Budapest as Director of Food and Beverage.

Gisela Ciancio has been promoted to Director of Human Resources to join the Four Seasons Doha. For the past two years, she has been at the Four Seasons New York as Senior Learning & Development Manager.

Roger Saad has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Park Hyatt Dubai. He was most recently the Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Beirut.

Roddy Gordon has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. He is the former Director of Marketing for the Rosewood Abu Dhabi.

Sayyora Asatova has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai. She had previously served in sales roles at the Burj Al Arab and the Atlantis, The Palm.

The Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence has promoted Shehab Khalil to Director of Rooms. He joined the hotel in August as Assistant Director of Rooms. He is the former Front Office Manager at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.

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