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

THE AMERICAS

The Forbes Travel Guide has named Jerry Inzerillo Chief Executive Officer. He was previously with Kerzner International Resorts, Ian Schrager Hotels, Sun City Resort and most recently Chief Executive Officer of IMG Artists.

Auberge Resorts has appointed Randolph Weisz as Executive Advisor. Weisz was most recently with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Executive Vice President.

MGM Resorts has appointed Anton Nikodemus Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International Regional Operations. Nikodemus joined MGM Resorts in 2005 and served as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Bellagio, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Monte Carlo and, most recently, as MGM Resorts President and Chief Operating Officer of Casino Marketing.

The ONE Group has appointed John Inserra Chief Operating Officer. The Cornell graduate most recently served as Executive Vice President, Restaurant Operations, Concepts and Development, for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurant Group.

Danette Opaczewski has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at the Ian Schrager Company in New York. She was most recently the Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology for the Denihan Hospitality Group. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of James Hotels.

EJ Schanfarber has joined Alliance Hospitality as President and Chief Executive Officer. He had previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Divi Resorts.

Todd Ruff has been named Vice President of Development, the Americas, for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He was most recently the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Trinity Hotel Investors.

Red Lion Hotels has appointed Angela Landgraf as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Landgraf was previously the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Management Services for Richfield Hospitality for nearly five years.

Jarrad Evans has been appointed Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Benchmark Hospitality. Evans was previously the Vice President, Acquisitions, for ClubCorp. He is the former Vice President of Business Development for Troon Golf.

Peter Nichols has joined Richfield Hospitality as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Nichols is the former Vice President of Development for Waterford Hotel Group and had previously served as Vice President with Hodges Ward Elliott.

Marco Roca has been named Executive Vice President of Hotel Development for Hard Rock International. He is the former Senior Vice President Development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Hotel Equities has appointed Dennis Meroney Chief Investment Officer. He is the former President at National Mortgage Alliance.

Montage Hotels & Resorts has appointed Marcus Jackson General Manager of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. For the past six years he had served as General Manager of the Montage Deer Valley with the previous seven years as Resort Manager for the Montage Laguna Beach.

The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common has appointed Olivia Brown General Manager. She was most recently the General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and Residences. Brown is the former Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Gerard Kiladjian has been named General Manager at the Cliff House Resort and Spa. For the past ten years, he had served as the General Manager of the Portland Harbor Hotel.

The Portland Harbor Hotel has named Stuart Barwise General Manager, taking over from Gerard Kiladjian. Barwise was most recently Director of Hotel Operations and General Manager for US Hotels.

Peter Simoncelli has returned as General Manager to Chicago’s WestinMichigan Avenue. He had previously served in the same role before moving over to take on the post of General Manager at the Westin River North where he remained for the past eleven years.

Shan Kanagasingham has been named Area General Manager for the 1 Hotel Central Park and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the past three years, she had been serving as General Manager at the Surrey in New York. She is the former Area General Manager for the Viceroy Miami and the Tides South Beach.

Corey Fidler has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa. He joined the hotel in 2002 and has overseen the food and beverage department and IT operations.

Mary O’Donnell has joined the Omni Amelia Island Plantation as General Manager. She was most recently at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach as Hotel Manager. O’Donnell is the former Director of Operations for the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale and served as Director of Catering and Conference Services at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach and the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

Leland Lewis has been named as General Manager of the Roosevelt in New York. He is the former General Manager at the InterContinental Barclay and had previously served as Executive Director of Patient Support Services for the Cleveland Clinic.

Monte Hansen has been named General Manager at the Keswick Hall. He was most recently the General Manager at the Royal Sonesta Houston and is the former General Manager of the Peabody Little Rock.

Tony Goebel has been named General Manager at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage and General Manager at the Memphis Marriott Downtown.

Barbara Readey has been appointed General Manager at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida. She was most recently with the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay as General Manager.

John Cashion has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Residences Singer Island as General Manager, taking over from Armando Guardiola. For the past two years, he had served as Director of Operations at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

Armando Guardiola has joined Maravilla in Los Cabos as General Manager. He was most recently with the Ritz-Carlton Residences Singer Island as General Manager. He is the former Director of Operations at the Ritz-Carlton Abaco Club on Winding Bay and had previously overseen food and beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Carlos Salazar has been appointed opening General Manager at Kikkitian Hill on St. Kitts. He was most recently the General Manager for the Bimini Bay Resort Casino Marina. He had previously overseen the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach and Rosewood’s Jumby Bay.

Carlos Blanco has returned to Cabo San Lucas to join Villa La Estancia as General Manager. For the past six years, he had been managing Viceroy’s The Tides Zihuatanejo. He had previously spent ten years with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts overseeing Jumby Bay, Caneel Bay and served seven years at Los Cabos’ Las Ventanas al Paraiso.

The Four Seasons Atlanta has named Alice Bouman Hotel Manager. Since 2011 she had served at the Four Seasons Lana’i as Resort Manager.

Kris Kaminsky has joined the Four Seasons Denver as Hotel Manager. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage for the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. He had previously served as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage for the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey and the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai.

Beverly Magee has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Austin taking over from Ed Gannon. Magee was most recently the Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Seattle.

Juan José Martinez has joined the Hotel Embajador in the Dominican Republic as Hotel Manager. For the past six years, he had been with the Hotel Ritz Madrid, most recently as Resident Manager.

The Four Seasons Nevis has named Ed Gannon Resort Manager taking over from Diego Stembert who is moved over to the Four Seasons Mexico City. Gannon was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Austin. He is the former Resort Manager at Caneel Bay and Jumby Bay.

The Four Seasons Punta Mita has named Gonzalo Ros as Resort Manager taking over from Jose Adames now the General Manager of the Four Seasons Mexico City. Ros was most recently the General Manager at the InterContinental Paraguay.

Scott Gambone has joined the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale as Director of Operations. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation after joining the resort in 2006 as Executive Chef.

Eric Dupaix has moved to the Lowell New York as Director of Operations. He was most recently in a similar role at the London Hotel New York. Dupaix had previously served as Director of Food and Beverage for the Metropolitan Downtown East Side, the Westin New York at Times Square, the former Westin Essex House and the Carlyle.

Thomas Pierri has been named Director of Operations at the Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon. He was most recently in a similar role with the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa.

Amanda Tokarski has been named Manager at the Watch Hill Inn in Rhode Island. She was most recently with the Weekapaug Inn as Director of Housekeeping.

Troy Furbay has been appointed Chief Investment Officer at DiamondRock Hospitality in Bethesda. He was most recently serving as Chief Investment Officer at Loews Hotels & Resorts.

The Four Seasons Westlake Village has appointed Rich Poskanzer Director of Food and Beverage. The Cornell graduate was most recently in the same role for the Four Seasons Sante Fe.

Stephen Power has moved as Director of Food and Beverage to the Ritz-Carlton Aruba. He was most recently in the same position for the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas.

Nicholas Rimedio has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. For the past two years, Rimedio had worked on opening Empire in downtown Napa, where he still remains as owner. He is the former General Manager for the late chef Charlie Trotter’s flagship restaurant in Chicago, and later at Restaurant Charlie at the Palazzo in Las Vegas.

Franck Giacomini has been named Corporate Director of Bar and Restaurant Operations for Commune Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco. Since 2005, he had been at various locations for Fox Restaurant Concepts.

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa has appointed John Lee as Food and Beverage Director. He is the former Food and Beverage Manager at the Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach.

Calvin Belknap has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. He had previously served eleven years as Executive Director of Food and Beverage at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Armando Rivera has been appointed Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting at the InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco. He was most recently the Controller at the Embassy Suites & Resort Palm Desert.

Bill Tremper has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for the Irvine Company Resort Division. He is the former General Manager of Joie de Vivre’s Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, Vice President Sales and Marketing at SBE Entertainment and Vice President Hotel Operations for the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail has appointed Scott Gubrud Director of Sales and Marketing. Since 2005, he had been serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.

Kristen Thompson has been named Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Costa Rica. Most recently, she was the Director of Sales for the Four Seasons Denver and the Four Seasons Vail.

Ryan Bunker has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Tucson Marriott University Park and a Senior Sales Manager at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.

David Sukala has been named Director of Incentive and Group Business for Baha Mar in the Bahamas. He is the former Director of Group Sales at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Sukala had previously served as Director of National Accounts for the JW Marriott Grande Lakes and the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando.

Kate Brown has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Kimpton’s Brice Hotel in Savannah. She was previously a Senior Sales Manager at Kimpton‘s Sky Hotel in Aspen.

Jasmin Acevedo has been appointed Director of Business Travel Sales at the Park Central Hotel New York. She is a former Area Sales Manager for the Morgans Hotel Group in New York City.

Kerri Metcalf has been appointed Executive Director of Sales, Northern California and Northwest, at Loews Hotels & Resorts. She was previously a Key Account Director with the InterContinental Hotel Group and Director of Sales for the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.

Ramel Kelly has been appointed Executive Director of Sales, New York and Connecticut, at Loews Hotels & Resorts in New York. Kelly was most recently the Global Accounts Director for Dolce Hotels & Resorts.

Brigitte Lundrigan has been appointed Executive Director of Sales, Southern California and Southwest, at Loews Hotels & Resorts. Previously, Lundrigan was Vice President of Sales for the Krisam Group/Global Events Partners.

Troy Smith has been promoted Area Director of Group Sales at InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco. He is the former Senior Sales Manager at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins.

Art Cruz has been appointed Group Sales Manager at the Westin Galleria Dallas. He is the former Corporate Sales Manager at MCM Elegante Hotel and Suites.

Michelle Baca has been appointed Senior Sales Manager at the Oxford Hotel and the Crawford Hotel, both in Denver. She is the former Business Travel Sales Manager for the Westin Westminster.

Randi Alt has been appointed Public Relations Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. She was most recently a Catering and Conference Services Manager at the Four Seasons Lana’i.

Rebecca Posternak has moved to the Méridien Delfina in Santa Monica as Director of Catering and Convention Services. She was most recently nearby at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in the same position. Posternak had previously served in catering positions for the Mondrian and the Viceroy Santa Monica.

Heather Anderson has been appointed Director of Catering and Convention Services at the Westin Galleria Dallas. For the past ten years she was with the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, most recently as Assistant Director of Convention Services.

Sarah McHugh has been appointed Director of Catering and Events at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. McHugh most recently served as a Catering Sales Manager at the Four Seasons Denver.

Jonathan Wright is joining the soon-to-reopen Rainbow Room in New York as Executive Chef. He was most recently the Director of Kitchens for the Fairmont Singapore and the Stamford Swissôtel Singapore. Wright is the former Executive Chef at Sandy Lane and the Setai South Beach.

Gian Nicola Colucci has returned to Four Seasons to take on the post of Executive Chef at the Four Seasons St. Louis taking over from Orlando bound Fabrizio Schenardi. The former Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf had been serving as Executive Chef for the Danieli in Venice for the past five years.

The Skamania Lodge has appointed Mark Henry Executive Chef. He was most recently in Miami Beach at the Eden Roc.

The Trump SoHo New York has named Brian Lee Executive Chef. The graduate of the CIA had previously held posts at 21 Club, the Four Seasons Restaurant and the New York Hilton Midtown.

Azhar Mohammad has been appointed Executive Chef at the Omni Grove Park Inn. He is the former Sous Chef for the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman and Banquet Chef at the JW Marriott Dubai.

Francois Meulien has been named Executive Chef at theWestin Casuarina Hotel, Casino & Spa Las Vegas, replacing Michel Re who has retired. Meulien is the former Executive Chef for Red, White and Blue at the Mandalay Bay.

David Serus has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes as Executive Chef. He was most recently serving in the same role for the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain.

Teddy Bouroncle has been appointed Executive Chef at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. He is the former Executive Chef at the JW Marriott Cusco.

Justin Hall has been appointed General Manager for Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago. He was most recently the Assistant General Manager and Beverage Director for the RK Group at Prime Steak.

The Park Hyatt Aviara has named Edward Parker Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Ludovic Guillon has been named Front Office Manager at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. He was most recently in a similar post at the St. Regis Bal Harbour.

Deirdre Bradford has been promoted Director of Spa at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The Cornell graduate joined the hotel in 2011 and had previously worked in food and beverage at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.

Mii amo in Sedona has appointed Robert Vance Spa Director. He most recently worked with Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa as Regional Vice-President of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

EUROPE

John Ozinga has joined Accor as Chief Operating Officerof HotelInvest. He is the former Executive Vice President of Groupe Casino, Director of Carrefour Property France and, most recently was with CBRE Global Investors.

Marc-Olivier Raffray has been promoted to General Manager moving over to the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva. Since 2007 he had been with the Four Seasons George V most recently as Hotel Manager.

Laurent Roussin has been appointed General Manager at the Hôtel Royal Evian in France. He had previously spent almost twenty years with the Lucien Barrière Group in Deauville.

Andrew Oxley has been appointed General Manager at the Down Hall Country House Hotel in Essex. He was most recently serving in a similar role for the Coppid Beech Hotel.

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

Cédric Sordillon has joined the Hotel Le Caritz in Biarritz as Director of Operations. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Radisson Blu St. Martin and the Grand Hotel du Lagon.

Patrick Reul-Smekens has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Dublin. He has previously served with Four Seasons for seven years in Los Angeles, Berlin, the Bahamas and Hong Kong. Most recently, he was with 32nd Milestone as Vice President Operations.

Juan Gonzalez Izquierdo is now in Barcelona as Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage, at Ritz-Carlton’s Hotel Arts. He was previously the Director of Food and Beverage for the Peninsula New York and the Carlyle.

Andrea Magno has been named Executive Director of Food and Beverage at the Swissôtel Sochi Kamelia. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Oman.

Nicolas Socquet has been named Director of Operations at La Tarte Tropezienne Group in St. Tropez. He was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager for La Réserve Hotel & Spa in Geneva. Socquet is the former General Manager for the now-shuttered Maison Boulud Restaurant, Beijing.

Fabrice Thomé has transferred to the Four Seasons Geneva as Director of Sales and Marketing taking over from Claudia Ellmer who has moved to Mozambique. Thomé was most recently the Regional Director of Sales for the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office in Paris. He has previously served as Director of Sales at the former Four Seasons Terra Blanche.

Anjie Keegel has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Belgrave in London. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow.

Stefan Resch has been appointed Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt Vienna. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at the Restaurant New York Grill & Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

William Mackay has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts based in Singapore. For the past nine years he had been serving as Regional Vice President and General Manager for the Four Seasons Hong Kong and is the former General Manager at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Marcus Keenan has been appointed General Manager at the Heritage Auckland. He is the former Resident Manager at the Heritage Christchurch and General Manager of the Heritage Rotorua.

Patrick Murray has been appointed General Manager at the Alila Jakarta. He had previously served in various roles with the Ritz Hotel London, the Berkeley, the Prince Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and the Palazzo Versace.

Jan-Hendrik Meidinger has been appointed General Manager at the Park Hyatt Saigon. He was most recently with the Hyatt Regency Guam as General Manager and the former Hotel Manager of the Grand Hyatt Taipei.

Andrew Nisbet has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton on the Park-Melbourne. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel. Nisbet is the former Director of Operations at the Hilton Brisbane.

Marc de Beer has been appointed General Manager at the soon-to-open Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach. He is the former General Manager of the Hilton Beijing Wangfujingand the Conrad Brussels.

Reinhold Johann has been appointed General Manager at the Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin. He was most recently the Area General Manager and Assistant Vice President for Banyan Tree and Angsana.

Christopher Ehmann has been named General Manager for the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. He has been with Hilton since 1998 and was most recently launching the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by Hilton, Sukhumvit Bangkok.

Philippe Lécluse has been appointed General Manager at U Sapa in Vietnam opening December 2014. He is the former Director of Operations at the Pullman Saigon Center.

Richard Deutl has been appointed General Manager at the St. Regis Chengdu, scheduled to open in July. He is the former General Manager of the Westin Nanjing, the Sheraton Tianjin Hotel and the Sheraton Wuxi Hotel & Towers.

Hemal Jain has been promoted to General Manager at the Alila Bangalore. He joined the hotel in 2010 and was most recently serving as its Director of Sales and Marketing.

Timothy Rawlinson has been appointed General Manager at the Centara Villas Samui. He was most recently the Operations Manager at the Maafushivaru Resort Maldives.

Jerry John has been appointed General Manager at Banyan Tree Macau. He is the former General Manager at the Angsana Laguna Phuket. He had previously served as Resident Manager at the Banyan Tree Phuket.

Depesh Seth has been appointed General Manager at Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel in Shanghai. He was most recently the General Manager for the Sheraton Xi’an Hotel.

Jean-Louis Ripoche has been appointed Complex General Manager for the Maldives and General Manager at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. He most recently served as General Manager at the Sheraton Tel Aviv.

Eddie Tang has been appointed General Manager at the Castle Hotel in Dalian, China. Most recently he was the General Manager of the Westin Ningbo Hotel.

Patrick Weder has been appointed Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur. He was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta Pacific Place. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage for the Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

Rudolf Gimmi has joined the Shangri-La Vilingili Resort in the Maldives as Hotel Manager. He was most recently in Vancouver as Hotel Manager for the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Yves Mudry has been appointed General Manager at the Sofitel So Bangkok. The Lausanne graduate was most recently pre-opening General Manager at Le Méridien Saigon and is the former opening General Manager of Le Méridien Chiang Mai.

Nick Judd has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Mangapapa Petit Hotel in New Zealand. For the past seven years, he had managed the Burgh Island Hotel in Devon.

Siddharth Biswas has been named Resident Manager at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali. The Lausanne graduate is the former Hotel Manager at the Kempinski Changsha and General Manager for the Kempinski Qingdao.

The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has appointed Andrew Hastie Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

Sébastien Ehret has been named Deputy Business Unit Head Group Food and Beverage for the Miramar Group in Hong Kong. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage for the InterContinental Shanghai Expo.

Javed Shameem has been appointed Business Development Executive at the InterContinental Fiji. For the past three years, he had served in a similar role with the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.

Christopher Bohwongprasert has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Hansar Hotels & Resorts. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

Stella Chow has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong. She had previously served in sales and marketing roles with the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, the Intercontinental Grand Stanford and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Eddie Wong has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific at the Jumeirah Group in Shanghai. He was most recently at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai as Director of Sales and Marketing. Wong is the former Regional Director of Sales for Peninsula Hotels.

Andrew Gee has been appointed Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Australia and New Zealand at Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in Sydney. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji where Karen Marvell steps in to replace Gee.

Alwyn Fitzgerald has been appointed Director of Sales at Oakwood Worldwide in Singapore. He had previously served in regional and global sales positions for InterContinental and Marriott.

Pariva Rustagi has been appointed Regional Director, Sales ­ India at Hilton Worldwide in New Delhi. Most recently she was Director, National Sales ­ India with Marriott International.

Sheryl Lim has been appointed Director of Business Development at Hilton Petaling Jaya. She replaces Cédric Nubul who has been promoted to General Manager at the Hilton Curacao. Lim is the former Director of Sales for the National Sales Office Malaysia at Hilton Worldwide.

Jeffrey Tan has been appointed Director of Events at the Pan Pacific Singapore. He was previously overseeing MICE Sales and Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa.

The Four Seasons Hanghzou has appointed Tommy Zhu Executive Chef. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Jakarta. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at the Four Seasons Shanghai and pre-opening Executive Sous Chef for the Four Seasons Pudong.

Luke Macleod has been appointed Executive Chef at the Legian Bali. He was most recently the Executive Chef for the InterContinental Koh Samui.

Dimitri Martin has joined the InterContinental Hong Kong as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He is the former Back of House Manager for Ritz-Carlton’s Bvlgari Hotel and Residences in London and the Ritz London.

Ajit Khan has been appointed Assistant Director, Food and Beverage, at the Great Wall Sheraton Beijing. He previously served as Manager, Food and Beverage, at the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Fernando Horta has been appointed General Manager for Le Méridien Douala in Cameroon. Prior to this he was in Abu Dhabi at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort as Director of Engineering.

Andy Conn has been appointed General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa in South Africa taking over from Nelson Rodrigues. Conn had previously managed the Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa in Mozambique.

Andreas Acker has been named Executive Assistant Manager Rooms at Al Qasr & Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Acker was previously the Resident Manager at the Puli Hotel and Spa in Shanghai.

Michael Kempf has been promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at the Amwaj Rotana – Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai. He has been with Rotana for the past twelve years, most recently as Director of Front Office for the resort.

Moataz Madani has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano.

Mali Carow has moved over to the Four Seasons Amman as Director of Food and Beverage. She was most recently in the same role with the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. She is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Ashraf Osman has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage and moved over to the Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage for the Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza.

Manuel Santos has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Doha taking over for Thomas Gynning who is now involved in the project management of the hotels’ soon to open Nobu outpost. Santos was most recently overseeing food and beverage for the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.

Anand Nair has been named Director of Food and Beverage for the Royal Maxim Kempinski, Cairo. He was most recently in Nairobi in a similar role for the Villa Rosa Kempinski and the Olare Mara Kempinski.

Alexandre Blondiaux has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage and joined the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Hammamet. He was most recently the Food and Beverage Manager at the Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa.

Ruben Gabiño has joined the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. For the past two years he had been at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi as Director of Food and Beverage. He had previously served in food and beverage position at the Turnberry Resort in Scotland, the Four Seasons Palm Beach and the Four Seasons Lanai at Koele.

Maha Bourachi has joined the Four Seasons Beirut as Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Movenpick Beirut Resort and Spa before taking on her most recently role as General Manager for the Holiday Inn Dunes.

Hani Abu Lafi has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at the Four Seasons Amman taking over from Mohammad Barakat who is now at the Four Seasons Bahrain. Lafi joined the hotel in 2005 and was most recently serving as the Director of Sales since 2009.

Ahmed Atef has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at the Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano. Since 2012 he had been serving the hotel as Director of Sales.

Shaf Butt has been appointed Regional Director of Marketing for Dubai and MEASA at the Jumeirah Group in Dubai. Most recently he was the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Linda Lewis has been promoted Regional Director of Sales Dubai and MEASA at the Jumeirah Group in Dubai. She was most recently Jumeirah’s Global Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sales Excellence.

Marieke Siefers has been appointed Regional Director of Revenue Dubai and MEASA at the Jumeirah Group in Dubai. She comes from a similar role with Marriott International.

Tony Cheung has been appointed Director of Revenue at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. He was most recently the Revenue Manager for the Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

Dirk Gieselmann has been named Executive Chef at the Four Seasons The Westcliff Johannesburg. For the past seven years he had served as Executive Chef of Marc Haeberlin‘s 3 Michelin star L’Auberge de l’Ill, in Alsace.

Ahmed Freiwan has been appointed Rooms Division Manager at the Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah. He is the former Rooms Division Manager at the Missoni Hotel, Kuwait.

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