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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2014.
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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: April 2014.

THE AMERICAS

Eric Danziger has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Hampshire Hotels in New York. He was most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Worldwide has named Geoff Ballotti Hotel Division President and Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Eric Danziger. Ballotti joined Wyndham in 2008 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals.

Commune Hotels & Resorts has appointed Scott Williams Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Hitchcock Partners. He is the former Chief Creative Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at the Morgans Hotel Group.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has promoted Laura Cuddie to Director of Worldwide Residential Operations. She had joined the company at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole in 2005 as Director of Residences and was promoted to Regional Director of Residences in 2010. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Teton Mountain Lodge.

Loews Hotels & Resorts has promoted Michael Palmeri to Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development. The Cornell graduate joined the company in 2011 as Vice President, Acquisitions and Development.

John Speers has joined Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod as General Manager. For the past year, he had been in Miami with Faena Hotels as General Manager. He is the former General Manager of the Little Nell in Aspen and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole.

Jose Adames takes over for Ricardo Acevedo as General Manager of the Four Seasons Mexico City. Adames has been with the company since 1999 and was most recently with the Four Seasons Punta Mita as Resort Manager. He is the former Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Dallas and Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Austin.

Rosewood has appointed Mário Candeias Managing Director of Las Ventanas al Paraíso. Most recently, he spent two years with Pestana Hotels & Resorts in Portugal as Director of Operations. At Las Ventanas, Candeias takes the post left vacant by Martein Van Wagenberg who joined Guanahani last summer.

Glenn Eleiter has been named General Manager at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. He was most recently the General Manager at Vancouver's L'Hermitage and had previously spent eleven years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Derek McCann has been appointed General Manager at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The Cornell graduate was most recently Hotel Manager of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

Andaz has switched General Managers: Jeffrey Miller takes over from Rusty Middleton as General Manager of the Andaz San Diego while Rusty Middleton takes over for Jeffrey Miller at the Andaz Wall Street as General Manager.

Bill Lacey has been promoted to General Manager at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He had joined the resort in 2004 as Assistant Executive Manager, Rooms Division and had been promoted to Hotel Manager in 2012. Lacey had previously served in rooms management positions with the Four Seasons Atlanta and the former Four Seasons Aviara.

Steven André has returned to Kimpton after a 12-year hiatus. He will be opening the Pearl in San Antonio. His most recent assignment with Kimpton was as General Manager of the Burnham in Chicago. In recent years, he managed the Hotel Derek in Houston and its sister property, the Hutton in Nashville.

Thomas Legner has joined the World at Residensea as General Manager. He was most recently with the InterContinental Vienna as General Manager. Legner is the former Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. and the Four Seasons Toronto. He also served as Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Nevis.

Sébastien Pfeiffer has been promoted at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower to General Manager. He joined the hotel in 2011 as Hotel Manager. He is the former Director of Operations, Director of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef for the Sofitel Los Angeles.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is now managing the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley and has named Leonard Czarnecki General Manager, taking over for Bruce Carlton. Czarnecki was most recently the General Manager at sister property, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Bermuda. He is the former General Manager at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.

David Child is the new General Manager for the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.

John Allan has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. He was most recently the General Manager of Pier Sixty-Six.

Ella Messerli has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos. She had previously served as General Manager at the former Marquis Los Cabos and is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at Acapulco's Las Brisas and the Mandarin Oriental Mexico City.

Sam Basu has joined the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino as General Manager. He was most recently the Hotel Manager for sister property the St. Regis Bahia Beach. He is the former Director of Operations at the Trump Ocean Club Hotel and International Tower, Panama and Resort Manager and for the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa.

Tom Calame has been appointed General Manager at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. He was most recently at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel as General Manager. Calame is the former General Manager at the JW Marriott Lima and Hotel Manager at the Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resort.

Stephanie Mehail has been appointed General Manager at Topnotch Resort in Vermont. She was most recently the General Manager of the Inn at Perry Cabin, following seven years with Langham Hotels first as Hotel Manager at the Langham Boston then as Hotel Manager at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

Following two years as General Manager of the Royal Sonesta Houston, Monte Hansen is now the General Manager of Keswick Hall. Hansen is also a former General Manager of the Peabody Little Rock and the Greenbrier.

Francisco Silva takes over from Hernan Vanegas as General Manager for the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. He was most recently the General Manager of the Villa del Arco Resort & Spa also in Los Cabos.

Gilberto Garcia-Tuñon has been named General Manager of the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. He was most recently at One Bal Harbour, Resort and Spa as Resort Director. He is the former Rooms Director for the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach.

Craig Forbus has been named General Manager at the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina del Rey. He was previously the General Manager of the Anabella Hotel in Anaheim and has held various executive positions at Shutters on the Beach and the Venetian.

Rajesh Khubchandani has been named General Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, taking over from Mark Sherwin who is now with Sonesta. Khubchandani was most recently the General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Boston and Residences. He is the former Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton at LA LIVE.

The Four Seasons Costa Rica has appointed Manuel Leal as Resort Manager, taking over from Marc Bromley who is now at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. Leal was most recently the Hotel Manager for the Four Seasons Mexico City.

Diego Stembert has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Mexico City. He was most recently the Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Nevis.

James Cole is now in California as Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. For the past two years, he had been with the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. Cole is the former Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.

Christoph Moje has moved over to Pasadena to take on the post of Hotel Manager for the Langham Huntington Hotel. He is the former General Manager at the Oceana in Santa Monica and Hotel Manager of the Hotel Bel-Air.

Steve Peterson has joined InvestHospitality as Vice President of Global Operations. He was most recently with Concept Kitchen as Director of Culinary for Lab 475. (The restaurant arm of the Morgans Hotel Group.) Peterson also served as Corporate Chef, the Americas for Hilton Hotels. He is the former Executive Chef for the MGM Grand Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Yaser Mohamad has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the National Hotel in Miami Beach. He joined the hotel in 2006 and has served in various positions, most recently as Director of Operations.

Antoine Berberi is now in San Francisco as Area Managing Director and Special Projects for Commune Hotels & Resorts. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Hollywood Roosevelt (A Commune Hotel). He is the former General Manager at the Thompson Beverly Hills and Gild Hall Wall Street.

Laurent Boisdron has been promoted to Corporate Director of Operations, Managed Hotels, at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas, based in Minneapolis. He was most recently in Chicago as Director of Operations for the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.

Matthew Moore has moved to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf as Director of Operations. For the past three years, he had been with the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club as Resort Manager. He is the former Director of Rooms at Boston's Seaport Hotel.

Michael Collins has been named Director of Finance at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama. He had previously served in finance related positions with Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Hernan Vanegas has been promoted to Vice President of Asset Management in Mexico for Playa Resorts Management based in Cancun. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Achim Lenders has been appointed Vice President, Global Food and Beverage at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Lenders was most recently Corporate Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage for Hyatt Hotels.

Christian Palikuca has been promoted to Vice President Food and Beverage for Standard Hotels. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage for the Standard New York. Palikuca also served as Director of Restaurant Operations for the Starr Restaurant Organization and Chief Operating Officer for MARC USA (the Marlon Abela Restaurant Group).

Mauricio Miguelena has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Mandarin Oriental Miami. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage - Conference Center, for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Cajetan Araujo is now in the U.S. as Director of Food and Beverage for the St. Regis Bal Harbour. For the past year, he had been overseeing food and beverage at the St. Regis Doha. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Claridges Surajkund in India.

Laurent Fossé is now in La Jolla at the Lodge at Torrey Pines as Director of Food and Beverage. For the past three years, he had been with the Peninsula Beverly Hills as Director of Food and Beverage after serving as the Assistant Food and Beverage for five years.

The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama has appointed Leonardo Morado Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously held various food and beverage positions at the Hotel Secrets the Vine in Cancun and the Mulia Bali.

Cedric Pas has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage for Keystone Hospitality.

Sujoy Brahma has been appointed Vice President Food and Beverage for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. He was most recently in a similar post with the Oneida Nation Enterprises for the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

Stéphane Coutouly has returned to the cruise industry and joined Celebrity Cruises in Miami as Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously served in a similar role for Norwegian Cruise Line. Coutouly was most recently serving as Director of Food and Beverage for the InterContinental San Francisco and is the former Director of Food and Beverage for the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco.

Robert Parody has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Costa d' Este Beach Resort. He had previously been in Hilton Head, South Carolina, overseeing food and beverage for the Sea Pines Country Club and, most recently, the River House.

William Friedrichs has joined the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage for the Ritz-Carlton Naples. Friedrichs is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Joule Hotel in Dallas.

Charles Pouchot has been promoted at the Charlie Palmer Group in New York to East Coast Director of Operations. For the past seven years, he had served as General Manager at Aureole and the previous seven years as General Manager for Café Boulud.

York Ast has joined the historic Rainbow Room in New York as Director of Operations. He was most recently with Restaurant Associates as Vice President Operations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Claude Roussel has joined Delta Airlines in Atlanta as Managing Director – Lounges. Since 1998, he had been with China Grill Management in New York, most recently as Director of Operations.

Patrick Jorio has been appointed Director of Maintenance America for the Palladium Hotel Group based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He is the former Director of Engineering and Product Development for Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Director of Technical Services for Paradisus Playa del Carmen and Director of Engineering Western Europe for Hilton Worldwide.

Ben Bradway has been named Director of Engineering for the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. He was most recently Assistant General Manager for the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. Bradway is the former Director of Engineering of the St. Regis Aspen and the Driskill Hotel in Austin.

Brian Hogg is now in Scottsdale at the Omni Montelucia as Director of Human Resources. He is the former Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Omni San Francisco and Director of Human Resources for the Four Seasons St Louis.

Mayra Duran has joined the Dorchester Collection as Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Beverly Hills Hotel. She is the former Director of Human Resources for the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

Arthur Berg has been named Senior Vice President Premier & Lifestyle and Chief Marketing Officer for Sage Hospitality. He is the former Vice President of Sales at KSL Resorts and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Edie Bates has been named Vice President, Brand Performance, at Davidson Hotels & Resorts in Memphis. She is the former Vice President, Brand Assurance and Room Operations, with Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Natalie Malaszenko has been named Vice President of Marketing and Digital Strategy for Omni Hotels. She was most recently with Hewlett-Packard as Vice President of Global Digital Marketing and is the former Director of Social Media and Commerce for PETCO.

Robert DeSalvio has joined Wynn Resorts as Development Manager. Most recently, he was President of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. He is the former Executive Vice President for the Sands Atlantic City and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Angus Pitkethley has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Little Dix Bay, based in New York. He had previously served in sales and marketing roles for Marriott International, the Hyatt Regency London ­ The Churchill and the Sydney Harbour Marriott.

David Martell has been appointed Director of Sales at the Conrad Chicago. He was most recently the Director of Business and Leisure Travel Sales for theWit Chicago and the Hotel Sax Chicago.

Ryan O'Byrne has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Park Central Hotel in New York. Most recently, he had served as Director of Sales at the InterContinental New York Times Square.

Rick Blackburn has joined the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau as Vice President Convention Sales and Services. He was most recently the Executive Director, Sales and Marketing at La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West.

Timothy Rutland takes over from Rick Blackburn at La Quinta Resort and Club as Executive Director of Sales And Marketing. For the past three years, Rutland had been overseeing sales and marketing for the Stein Eriksen Lodge.

Guy Morris is now overseeing sales and marketing for the Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Chateaux Deer Valley, taking over for Tim Rutland. Morris had previously overseen sales and marketing for the Hotel Park City, the Desert Willow Golf Resort/ Kemper Sports and the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel.

Kurt Diekhoff has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at the Montage Deer Valley. He joined the resort in 2009 as Director of Sales. He had previously served seven years as National Sales Manager at the Montage Laguna Beach.

Jodi Doughty is now in Dallas at the Hotel Palomar as Director of Sales and Marketing. For the past three years, she had been in the same role for the Four Seasons Houston. Doughty is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Sorella and the Hotel Icon, both in Houston.

Christopher Wingerberg has moved down the coast to take on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing for the Andaz San Diego. He was most recently serving as Associate Director of Sales for the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.

The Essex Resort & Spa in Vermont has appointed Jim Robertson Vice President of Sales and Marketing. For the past nine years, he had been at the Sugarbush Resort as Vice President of Sales.

Bianca Ramalho has been named Director of Sales and Revenue at the Paligroup in Los Angeles. She was most recently the Director of Revenue Management for the Mondrian Los Angeles. She is the former Director of Revenue Management at the Sofitel Los Angeles and Assistant Director of Revenue Management for the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

Megan Larsen has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Warwick Denver. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport and the Denver Airport Marriott.

Shand Luce has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel and the Residence Inn at The Depot. He was most recently serving as Director of Operations for the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.

Dan Boyer has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. For the past seven years, he had served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.

Lucy Zatloukal has taken over as Director of Sales at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. She was most recently the Director, National Accounts, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica.

Sandra Thomas has joined El Encanto as Director of Leisure Sales. She is the former Associate Director of Sales for the Lanesborough London based in Los Angeles and Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kor Hotel Group.

Linda di Meglio has been named Director of Entertainment Sales at the Loews Hollywood. She had previously served in sales positions with London Hotels and InterContinental Hotels.

Ruth Kilzer has been appointed Account Director of Group Sales at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. She is the former Group Sales Manager at the Denver Tech Center Marriott and Director of Event Management for the Renaissance Denver Hotel. She was most recently serving as a Senior Account Executive for Marriott International.

Nadia Seder has been named Travel Industry Sales Manager for the Peninsula Beverly Hills. She was most recently a Business and Leisure Travel Sales Manager with the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.

Deseri Martinez has been appointed Group Sales Manager at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. She was most recently a Group Sales Manager for the Westin Denver Downtown.

Christine Sahakians is now in Los Angeles as Senior Sales Manager for the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. She was most recently a Group Sales Manager at the W South Beach.

Gregory Majka has been named Director of Catering and Conference Services at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. He was most recently the Director of Catering and Conference Services for both the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa and the Westin St. Maarten Resort, Spa & Casino.

Jana Kraskin is the new Director of Catering for the soon-to-reopen Rainbow Room in New York. She was most recently the Director of Special Events for the Metropolitan Club.

Raphael François has been named Executive Chef for Le Cirque in New York. He is the former Executive Chef of the Connaught in London.

Mark Payne has been named Executive Chef at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

Martin Knaubert takes over from Mark Payne as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Knaubert has been with the company since 1998, most recently as opening Executive Chef for the Four Seasons Beijing. He is the former Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Shanghai and the Four Seasons Damascus.

David Serus has been appointed Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. He has been with the company since 2002, most recently as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. He is the former Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.

Truman Jones has been named Executive Chef for the Lake Placid Lodge. For the past four years he had been in Big Sur as Executive Chef at the Ventana Inn and Spa.

Cliff Denny is now in New York as Executive Chef at the Knickerbocker Hotel. For the past two years, he had been in the same role for the Viceroy Anguilla. He is the former Executive Chef for Sea Island Resorts.

Jannette Berrios Villanueva has been appointed Executive Chef at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino. For the past six years, she was with the La Concha Renaissance Resort as Executive Chef.

Eric Bauer is now the Corporate Executive Chef at H Events in San Diego. He was most recently with the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa as Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director.

The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City has promoted Fernando Soberanis to Executive Chef. He had previously served as Executive Sous Chef at the hotel and sister property The Little America Hotel.

John Lacroix has joined the Ojai Valley Resort & Spa as Pastry Chef. He was most recently at the Ameristar Casino & Hotel as Executive Pastry Chef.

Remy Funfrock has joined the Kiawah Island Resort as Executive Pastry Chef. He was most recently in a similar role at PB Boulangerie and Bistro. He is the former Executive Pastry Chef for the Wequassett Inn and the Broadmoor.

Serge Krieger has been named General Manager at Spiaggia in Chicago. For the past year, he had been with the Langham Chicago as Restaurant General Manager. He had previously served with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises for thirteen years.

The Four Seasons Las Vegas has named Roger Florentine Director of Rooms, taking over from Diego Angarita who has transferred to the Four Seasons Hualalai. Florentine, a Cornell graduate, was most recently with the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore as Assistant Director of Rooms. He was previously with the Four Seasons St. Louis as Front of House Manager and Assistant Director of Housekeeping.

The Four Seasons Nevis has promoted Ingo Brieke to Director of Rooms. He joined the resort last year as Assistant Director of Rooms. He is the former Front Office Manager at the Four Seasons Mexico City.

The Surf & Sand Resort has appointed Lindsay Myers Assistant General Manager. Most recently, she had served JC Resorts as Corporate Director of Leisure Sales and had previously overseen front office operations for sister property the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Nadine Shelf has been named Spa Director at Trump SoHo New York. She was most recently with the Peninsula New York as General Manager of the Peninsula Spa.

EUROPE

Martin Elsner has been promoted Chief Operations Officer for Germany, Italy and New Developments at Rocco Forte Collection in London. He is the former Operations Director for the company.

Jose Silva is now in Paris as General Manager at the Four Seasons George V. He was most recently in Geneva overseeing the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Silva is the former General Manager at the Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon.

Ricardo Acevedo has been appointed General Manager of the Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon. He joined the company in 1997 as opening General Manager at the Four Seasons Punta Mita. He had previously served as General Manager at the Four Seasons Miami, the Regent Singapore and, most recently, the Four Seasons Mexico City.

Christophe Mercier has been appointed General Manager at W Paris Opera, taking over from Olivier Servat, now the General Manager at the W Washington, D.C. Mercier was most recently the Resident Manager at the Hôtel Danieli in Venice.

Tuscany's Il Salviatino has named Bart Spoorenberg General Manager. He had previously served as Consultant and Director of Business Development at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa in Milan following a five-year tenure as the General Manager of Castello di Casole in Tuscany.

Duarte Bon de Sousa has been appointed General Manager at the Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence. He was most recently overseeing sister property L'Apogée Courchevel.

Aaron Kaupp has been named General Manager at the Villa San Michele in Florence. He was most recently the General Manager for the Armani Hotel Milano.

Elmar Greif has been appointed General Manager at the Augustine in Prague. He is the former Managing Director of the Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch.

Noel Attard has been named General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Plaza Minsk. He was most recently the General Manager for the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square in Vilnius.

Kees Heuveling takes over for Noel Attard as General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square. He is the former General Manager of the Kempinski N'Djamena and Hotel Manager for the Kempinski Emirates Palace and the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.

Eric Pere has been named General Manager at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv in Ukraine. He comes from the Corinthia St. Petersburg. Père also served as Director of Development for Orient-Express.

Stefan Heine returns to his previous post as General Manager of the Dorint Sanssouci Potsdam. He was most recently serving as General Manager of the Dorint Park Hotel Bremen.

Jörg Landau takes over from Stefan Heine as General Manager of the Dorint Park Hotel Bremen. Landau had previously overseen the Grand Elysée Hamburg.

Andreas Stöckli has joined the Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich, taking over from Jörg Rudolf von Rohr, who is retiring. Stöckli is the former General Manager for the Radisson Blu Hotel, St. Gallen and the Radisson Blu Frankfurt.

Daniel Twerenbold has joined the Hotel Nimb Copenhagen as General Manager. He is the former Regional Director for Park Inn by Radisson for Eastern Europe.

Jayne O'Brien has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Brands at InterContinental Hotels Group in Denham, Buckinghamshire. She was previously with British Airways for 18 years.

Philipp Von Bodman has been appointed Area Vice President at Grand City Hotels in Berlin. He was most recently the Regional Director of Operations for the company.

Georges Chauve has joined the Radisson Blu Marseille as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the Radisson Blu in Marne La Vallee. He is the former General Manager at the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya in Moscow and the Radisson Blu Tripoli.

Enrique Castellanos has joined the Hotel Barcelo Marbella as General Manager. He was most recently with the Barcelo La Bobadilla as General Manager.

David Edwards has moved to England to serve as General Manager at the Belfry Hotel. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. He is the former Corporate Director Food and Beverage for Club Quarters Hotel Group.

Cédric Klein has joined the Four Seasons Lion Palace in St. Petersburg as Director of Food and Beverage. The Lausanne graduate is the former Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage for the Ritz-Carlton Beijing and, most recently, the Oberoi Mumbai.

Loic Frésard has joined La Réserve in Geneva as Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel du Rhône as Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of International Sales for the Hotel Majestic Barrière in Cannes.

Marion Ryan has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Savoy in London. She was most recently serving as Senior Director of Sales with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts overseeing their UK hotels. Ryan is the former Director of Sales at the Four Seasons London, Park Lane and Director of Sales and Marketing for the Four Seasons Canary Wharf.

Vicki Richards takes over from Marion Ryan as Senior Director of Sales for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts UK Collection. For the past seven years, Richards had been the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Grosvenor House.

Dagmar Noe has joined Morgans Hotels in London as Area Director of Sales and Marketing. For the past two years, she had been with the Belgraves hotel in London as the opening Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously been with sister property the Thompson Beverly Hills as Director of Sales.

Peter van Peborgh-Gooch has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Dukes in London. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing with JAL Hotels for the Grand Nikko Bali and for the Capella Hotel Group at the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali.

Laura Fiore has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Dorchester Collection's Hotel Eden in Rome. She was most recently serving in the same role for the Hotel Castello di Casole in Siena, Italy. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Majestic in Rome, the St. Regis Grand Rome and the Westin Excelsior Rome.

David Hemmerle has returned to Russia to take over as Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Moscow. He had previously spent six years in Moscow before taking on his most recent role as Executive Chef at the One&Only The Palm.

Jérôme Banctel has been named Executive Chef at La Réserve Paris. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at Senderens.

The Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca has appointed Jenö Friedl as Executive Chef. Friedl previously held the position of Executive Chef for the Harbour Grand Hong Kong.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

The Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Robert Warman Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Brett Butcher who is retiring from the company. Warman was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer at the Capella Hotel Group.

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Thorsten Kirschke President, Asia Pacific, replacing Simon Barlow, who resigned from his position to pursue other opportunities. For the past four years, Kirschke has served as President-The Americas.

Nick Simmonds has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Coco Collection and Sunland Hotels & Resorts. He is the former Vice President for Chris Blackwell's Island Outpost and had previously served as General Manager at Cotton House in Mustique.

Wolfgang Krueger has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Shangri-La International Hotel Management. He was most recently the Vice President and General Manager with the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong.

Anthony Ross has been appointed Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa at the Preferred Hotel Group. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations for Marco Polo Hotels.

Maximilian von Reden has taken over from Mark Bradford at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta as General Manager. For the past three years, he had been the Hotel Manager for the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Von Reden is the former Hotel Manager at the Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai.

Rodney Ito has been appointed General Manager at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. He was most recently the Director of Operations at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Ito is the former General Manager and Director of Operations for the Marriott Waikoloa Beach and the Marriott Waikiki Beach hotels.

Anne Scott has been appointed General Manager at the St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort in China. She was most recently the General Manager at the Andaman in Langkawi. Scott is the former General Manager at Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort and Hotel Manager of the Park Tower in London.

The Ritz-Carlton Seoul has appointed Radu Cernia General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Beijing and the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing.

Jean-Marc Ma-Poon has been appointed General Manager at the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. Most recently, he served as the Hotel Manager for the W Retreat & Spa Bali.

Kim Powley has been named General Manager at the Pan Pacific Perth. He was most recently with Sentosa Resorts Bali as Area General Manager. He is the former General Manager of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers and the Westin Kuala Lumpur.

Bruno Cristol is the new General Manager for Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club. For the past two years, he had overseen the Traders by Shangri-La in Brisbane.

Wolfgang Kiesel has been appointed General Manager for the Swiss-Belhotel Hefei in China. He was most recently the Resident Manager at the Hotel Nikko Xiamen.

Jonas Sjostedt has been appointed General Manager at the Centara Pattaya Hotel and Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya. He was most recently the General Manager of the Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort. Sjostedt is the former Resident Manager at the Centara Karon Resort and General Manager for the Centara Ashlee Hotel Patong, Phuket.

Jan-Hendrik Meidinger has been named General Manager at the Park Hyatt Saigon. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Sophia Chu, who has been with the hotel since 1995, moves up to take over from Meidinger.

Gino Tan has been appointed General Manager at the Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore. He is the former General Manager at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.

Goncalo Monteiro dos Santos has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Macau. He joined the hotel in 2010 as Director of Food and Beverage.

Nicholas Smith has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel. Smith was most recently the Resident Manager at the Shangri-La Shenzhen.

Taieb TJ Joulak has been appointed Hotel Manager at the W Hotel Taipei. He was most recently overseeing sales and marketing at the W Bali.

Clement Paul has been promoted Hotel Manager at Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur. He had joined the hotel in 2013 as Executive Assistant Manager. He is the former Resort Manager of the Pelangi Resort.

Caroline Cheah has joined the Shangri-La Bangkok as Hotel Manager. She was most recently the Group Director of Rooms for Shangri-La International Hotel Management. She is the former Executive Assistant Manager for the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Resident Manager at the Shangri-La Beijing and Hotel Manager for the Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai.

Yves Thomas has been appointed Resident Manager at the Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong. The Lausanne graduate was previously General Manager of the Happy Valley Clubhouse under the Hong Kong Jockey Club for six years.

Tex Doughty has joined InvestHospitality Asia in Shanghai as Vice President Operations. He is the former Director of Operations at the Battery in San Francisco. Doughty also served as food and beverage consultant for Raffles in Singapore and Director of Operations at Mix by Alain Ducasse in Las Vegas.

Martin Rahn has joined the Peninsula Bangkok to oversee food and beverage, taking over from Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d'Avray who has joined the Peninsula Paris. Rahn is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Peninsula Chicago.

Jimmy Kok is in Macau as Assistant Vice President Food and Beverage for the Galaxy Entertainment Group. Kok was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager at the InterContinental Hotel, Singapore. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Wynn Macau and the InterContinental Asiana Saigon.

Marvin Chang has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Tianjin. He joined the hotel in 2012 as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously served in food and beverage roles with the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong and the Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa.

Kyle Pretorius has moved to the Shangri-La Jing'An as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same position for the Pudong Shangri-La. He had previously overseen food and beverage at the Atlantis The Palm and the One&Only Cape Town.

Bechara Sader takes over for Kyle Pretorius as Director of Food and Beverage at the Pudong Shangri-La. Sader was most recently in the same role for the Futian Shangri-La. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Shangri-La Kerry Center Beijing and the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.

Maximilian Schwalbe is now at the Shangri-La Haikou as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same role for the Shangri-La Hangzhou. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Shangri-La Singapore and the Pudong Shangri-La.

Paul Orny has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin.

Gérard Basset has been named to the newly created position of Wine Ambassador for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. He had previously overseen the Hotel TerraVina and is the co-founder of the Hotel du Vin Group.

Joanne Brown has joined the Coco Collection and Sunland Hotels & Resorts as Group Human Resources Director. Most recently, Brown was Director of Human Resources at the Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives.

Alex Arnold has moved as Director of Sales and Marketing to the Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui. She was most recently serving as Associate Director of Sales for the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa.

Tina Canderle has been appointed Director of Sales at the Grand Wailea. Canderle had previously served for two years as Account Director Groups for Starwood Maui Metro Market.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has named Ludovic Gallerne Area Director of Sales and Marketing, overseeing sales and marketing for both the Banyan Tree Laguna Phuket and the Angsana Laguna Phuket. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. Gallerne is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.

The Conrad Bali has promoted Caroline Chrysdy to Sales and Marketing Director. She was most recently the resort's Director of Sales.

Tanaphol Rodpinyo has been appointed Director of Sales - Corporate at the Dusit Thani Pattaya. He was most recently serving the resort as Associate Director of Sales.

Rachel Watroba has been appointed Digital Marketing Manager at the Grand Wailea. Most recently, she spent three years as Digital Marketing Manager at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Imuthia Yanindra has joined the Conrad Bali as Marketing Communications Manager. She was most recently in a similar position with the Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa.

Tina Dotzauer has been named Cluster Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the Coco Collection. She had previously served in various roles with Shangri-La's Villingili Resort Maldives and Sun Spa Resorts Maldives.

The Four Seasons Hualalai has named Massimo Falsini Executive Chef, taking over from Christopher Bateman. Falsini was most recently the Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and had previously served as Executive Chef at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

The Mandarin Oriental Singapore has appointed Toni Robertson Executive Chef. For the past eight years she had served as Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

Daniel Johnson has joined the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives as Executive Chef. He was most recently with the Huvafen Fushi Resort in Maldives as Executive Chef.

Angela Kenyon has been named Chef de Cuisine for Beach Tree at the Four Seasons Hualalai. She had previously served in the kitchens for the Four Seasons Palm Beach and the Four Seasons London at Canary Wharf.

Gerhard Passrugger has joined the kitchens of the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. He is the former Chef at the Park Hyatt Shanghai.

Daniel Johnson has been appointed Executive Chef at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. For the last two years, Johnson was Executive Chef at the Huvafen Fushi Resort in the Maldives.

Laurent Chevalier is headed to Tokyo to oversee Beige by Alain Ducasse. He was most recently in New York as Operations Manager at Marc USA and the Marlon Abela Restaurant Group. He is the former General Manager in Palm Beach at Café Boulud in the Brazilian Court Hotel, and previously spent five years with the Payard Group.

William Brelsford has been named Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai. He had previously assisted overseeing food and beverage at the Grand Hyatt Beijing.

Luisa Anderson has been appointed Regional Director of Spa for Bali, Langkawi and Maldives at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. More recently, she was Director of International Spa Development for ila-spa.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Mark Bradford is heading to Morocco as General Manager for the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech. For the past two years, he had been overseeing the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. He is the former General Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Manila, and the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai.

Rui Reis has joined the St. Regis Istanbul as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the St. Regis Mexico City, where his successor is Bernard de Villèle.

Amr Abdel Samie has been appointed General Manager at the Radisson Blu Resort and Park Inn by Radisson in Sharm El Sheikh. He was most recently in Hurghada with Princess Hotels as Area General Manager. He is the former General Manager at the Royal Grand Sharm.

Ayman Gharib has been promoted to General Manager at the Raffles Dubai. He joined the hotel in 2009 as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage.

Wayne Kafcsak has been appointed Managing Director at Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles. He is the former General Manager for the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados and Raffles Canouan Island St. Vincent.

Christoph Strahm has been named General Manager at the Hotel des Mille Collines in Rwanda. He was most recently the Resident Manager at the Kempinski Dalian.

Wassim Tarabay has been promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at the Hotel Missoni in Kuwait City. He was most recently serving the hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Kamal Rijhwani has been promoted at the Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah to Executive Assistant Manager. He joined the hotel in 2009 as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Marco Rosado has joined the Atlantis The Palm Dubai as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently with the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.

The Four Seasons Bahrain has appointed Mohammad Barakat Director of Marketing. For the past three years, he had been the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Four Seasons Amman.

Andrea Greybanks has returned to the Middle East to take on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, having previously spent eight years in the Middle East as Regional Director of Sales for Mandarin Oriental. Greybanks was most recently overseeing sales and marketing for the Raffles Singapore.

Valérie Barrie has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing Communications at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. She joined the hotel last year as Director of Sales. She had previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the JW Marriott Dubai and the Hyatt Regency Coolum.

Gilles Arzur is heading to the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach as Executive Chef. Since 2009, he had served as Executive Chef at the Beverly Wilshire. He is the former Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the Sofitel Water Tower in Chicago.

Lee Goble has been appointed Executive Chef of the Madinat Jumeirah. Goble was previously the Executive Chef for Celebrity Line Cruise Worldwide.

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