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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - December 2017.
By The Boutique Search Firm
Wednesday, 6th December 2017
 

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

Featuring: December 2017.

THE AMERICAS

Peter Bowling takes over from Luc Delafosse as Managing Director at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Bowling was most recently overseeing the One&Only Palmilla. He is the former General Manager of the Capella Pedregal and the Capella Castlemartyr.

Robert Logan has moved to the One&Only Palmilla as General Manager, taking over from Peter Bowling. Logan was most recently overseeing the One&Only Sanya.

Todd Orlich has moved over as General Manager to Ten Thousand, Luxury Residences in Beverly Hills. He was most recently overseeing the Montage Beverly Hills. Orlich is the former General Manager at the Montage Laguna Beach.

Colm O’Callaghan takes over from Todd Orlich as Managing Director for the Montage Beverly Hills. O’Callaghan was most recently the Regional Vice President for Trump Hotels and Managing Director for the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. He is the former General Manager of the (former) Conrad Chicago, Resident Manager at the Peninsula Chicago, and Director of Food and Beverage of the New York Palace Hotel and the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco.

Stacy Martin has been named Managing Director of the Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center, scheduled to open in January 2019. She was previously the General Manager for The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center.

Colin Ankersen has taken over from Stacy Martin as General Manager at The Heldrich. Ankersen is the former Vice President of Boast Management and General Manager at the Westminster Hotel Livingston.

Hank Thiess is now in Washington as General Manager of Hospitality Operations at Suncadia. For the past nine years, he had been in Virginia as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at the Wintergreen Resort & Club.

Kara Lundgren has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Circ Hollywood in Florida, set to open early 2018. Lundgren had previously served as General Manager for the Amara Cay Resort and the Hampton Inn and Suites Florida Keys.

Rod Kessler takes over from Hank Thiess as General Manager of the Wintergreen Resort. Kessler was most recently at Granby Ranch, as Chief Operating Officer.

David Rijos has been named General Manager of the Heritage Hotel & Conference Center. Previously, Rijos was General Manager of the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.

The Noelle in Nashville has named Shannon Foster General Manager. She is the former General Manager of Kimpton’s Hotel La Jolla and San Diego’s Hotel Solamar.

Paul Cardona has joined The James Chicago Hotel as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager for Le Méridien Chicago Oakbrook Center and the former Hotel Manager SLS South Beach.

Alicia Dill has been named Senior Vice President for the Americas at Worldhotels. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Viceroy L¹Ermitage Beverly Hills.

Carmine Iommazzo has been named General Manager of the Westin Anaheim expected to open in late 2019. He is the former General Manager of the Makena Beach and Golf Resort in Maui and the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu.

John Price has been appointed Regional Director of Operations at Provenance Hotels and will oversee Nashville’s Hotel Preston. He is the former General Manager of the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans.

The Whitley in Atlanta (formerly the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead) has named David Friederich Managing Director. For the past six years, he had been with the Kessler Collection, most recently as Corporate Vice President of Operations.

John Vasatka has been named Chief Executive Officer for Ani Villas. He was most recently the General Manager of Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort on Anguilla.

David Nadelman has been named Area Vice President and General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Most recently, Nadelman was Area Vice President and General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.

Michael Tighe has been named General Manager at the Westin Cape Coral Resort. Most recently, Tighe served as Resident Manager at the JW Marriott Marco Island.

Bob Shelley has joined the Aparium Hotel Group as Vice President of Hotel Operations as well as General Manager of the St. Jane Chicago slated to open in Spring 2018. He is the former General Manager of the Radisson Blu Chicago.

Carlos Cabrera has been named Area Vice President and General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino. He was most recently the Senior Vice President, All-Inclusive Operations Resorts, as well as Senior Vice President of Operations-Southern Division for Hyatt Hotels.

Anthony Mallows has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo in Irvine. Most recently, Mallows led the development team for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.

Cristiano Buono has joined the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach as General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager at the EDITION New York and Director of Operations at the Ritz-Carlton Aspen.

Adam Beer has been appointed General Manager at the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach, slated to open early 2018. The Cornell graduate is the former Hotel Manager of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and Director of Operations at the W Hollywood.

Mark Yanke is now the President and Managing Director of the St. Anthony in San Antonio. He was most recently with the Hotel Emma in San Antonio as President and General Manager, following many years at the helm of the Houstonian.

Andrew Guerra has been appointed General Manager of the Ramble Hotel in Denver. He was most recently the Director of Front Office at the Montage Deer Valley.

Greg Polino has moved to the W Miami as General Manager. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the W South Beach. Polino is the former restaurant General Manager at Zuma Miami and Director of Food and Beverage for the Conrad New York.

Tina Mazullo has been promoted to General Manager at the Time Nyack. She joined the hotel in January as Sales Manager.

Robert Rivers has moved as General Manager to the Loews Boston Hotel. He was most recently overseeing the Bostonian Hotel. Rivers is the former General Manager of the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

Hans Ritten is the new General Manager of the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Omni Hotel Chicago. He was previously the General Manager of the Silversmith Hotel.

Peter Tziahanas has been named General Manager at Holston House, slated to open in Nashville in early 2018. Most recently, Tziahanas held the position of Vice President of Operations at Atrium Hospitality.

The Fontaine has named Richard Graham General Manager. Most recently, Graham served as Director of Hotel Operations at Ameristar Hotel & Casino.

Kenneth Jacques has been named General Manager of the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Marriott Moxy New Orleans.

Tony Phillips is the new General Manager at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Phillips was most recently the General Manager at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville.

Mathew Pargament has joined the ME Miami as General Manager. Since 2014, he had been in the same role at the EDITION Miami Beach.

Kori Johnson has been appointed General Manager at the Mayflower Hotel. She was most recently the General Manager of the Washington Marriott Georgetown.

Karla Keskin has been promoted at Neuehouse to Vice President Operations. She was most recently serving as Area General Manager, US East Coast ,and is the former General Manager of the Westhouse Hotel New York.

Stephen Wancha takes over from Thomas Krooswijk as Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Toronto. Since 2016, Wancha has been at the Four Seasons Chicago as Hotel Manager.

Taira Siebenaler has been promoted to take over from Stephen Wancha as Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Chicago. She was previously the Director of Rooms at the (former Four Seasons-run) Ritz-Carlton Chicago before moving across the street to the same position for the Four Seasons Chicago.

Anne-Marie Houston has been named Resort Manager at the Montage Laguna Beach. She was most recently with Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas in Bangkok as Corporate Director of Operations.

Afsi Bird has been promoted to Resort Manager at the Montage Deer Valley. She had joined the resort in 2015 as Director of Rooms.

Sebastian Stutz has joined the Hilton New Orleans Riverside as Hotel Manager. He was most recently in the same role for the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans and had previously spent 13 years with Ritz-Carlton Hotels.

Helen Barry-Cooper is now at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort as Director of Residences. She is the former Director of Residences at the Four Seasons Costa Rica and Club Manager at the Four Seasons Hualalai.

Belmond has named Philippe Cassis Senior Vice President, Organizational Support. He was most recently serving the company as Chief Operating Officer.

Belmond has appointed Daniel Ruff Senior Vice President, Head of Global Operations. Ruff was most recently the President and Managing Director EMEA at Wyndham Hotels.

Justin Magazine has been appointed Vice President of Operations at the PM Hotel Group in Washington, D.C. He is the former Managing Director-Hospitality Group at Savills Studley.

Michael Palmeri has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Investments & Business Development, at KSL Resorts. The Cornell graduate is the former Senior Vice President, Head of Acquisitions & Development, at Loews Hotels.

Mark Williams has joined the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as Vice President, Development. He was most recently in a similar post with RLH Corp.

Jonathan Stanner has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Summit Hotel Properties in Austin, taking over from Greg Dowell. Stanner was previously with Strategic Hotels and Resorts as Chief Financial Officer.

Brian Connors has been appointed Area Director of Finance for the Ames Boston Hotel and Copley Square Hotel. He was previously centralized controller for Crestline Hotels and Resorts.

Ben Campsey has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. He was most recently with the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort as Chief Financial Officer. Campsey is the former Executive Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Hilton Head Health.

Aly El-Bassuni has been appointed Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations, with Carlson Rezidor. He had previously spent more than 17 years with the Wyndham Hotel Group, most recently as Vice President of Brand Operations.

Jose Luis Ortiz has returned to Four Seasons as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Whistler. He had previously been with the company for eleven years before taking on his most recent post overseeing food and beverage at the Six Senses Koh Samui.

Emiliano Di Franca has been named Food and Beverage Director at the Rosewood Washington, D.C. He was most recently the Director of Outlets at the Andaz 5th Avenue.

Steve Peterson has joined Caesars Entertainment as Vice President of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Director of Culinary Development for the Uchi Restaurant Group.

Will Friedrichs has joined the Noelle to oversee food and beverage. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Dewberry Charleston and The Knickerbocker in New York.

Andrew Jay has been named Director of Food and Beverage Director at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. He is the former Director of Outlets at the Ojai Valley Inn, General Manager at the Inn at Dos Brisas, and Director of Food and Beverage at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe.

Diego Lemasson has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. He was most recently in the same role at the Renaissance Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Frank Kawecki has been named Vice President of Operations at Fox Restaurant Concepts. He was most recently the General Manager at The Battery. Kawecki is the former Director of Restaurant Operations for Kimpton.

Rajiv Castellino has been named Chief Technology Officer at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. He was most recently the Chief Information Officer for Great Wolf Resorts.

Milet Lukey has joined Auberge Resorts as Vice President of Talent and Culture. Lukey is the former Area Director of Human Resources for Baccarat Hotels And Residences and 1 Hotels and Homes and Area Director of Human Resources for the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows and the Hotel Bel-Air.

Karen LaRue has joined the Stonewall Resort as Director of Human Resources. She was most recently a human resources consultant at the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Rebecca Lamson has been named Director of Human Resources for The Essex. She had previously served as Director of Human Resources for the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.

Yannick Augy has been named Director of Learning and Development, US, at the Hakkasan Group. He was most recently serving the group as Director of Restaurant Projects, US.

Robert Cheng has been named Vice President Brand Marketing and Communications for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. He was previously Group Vice President of Marketing for Peninsula Hotels, following a year as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Peninsula Shanghai.

Erin Levzow has joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts as Vice President of Marketing. She was most recently Vice President of Customer Relationship Marketing, Loyalty and Marketing for Hathway in Austin.

Megan Hernandez has moved to Regent Seven Seas Cruises as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She was most recently with Norwegian Cruise Line as Vice President of Guest Experience Marketing.

Sharon Cabral has been promoted to Area Director of Sales and Marketing-Northern California for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, she served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Rosewood Sand Hill. Cabral is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Omni San Francisco and the (former) Mandarin Oriental San Francisco.

Alex Gregory has joined the Montage Palmetto Bluff to oversee sales and marketing. He was most recently with the Omni Homestead Hot Springs as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Teneo Hospitality Group has appointed Adriana Molina Vice President of Association Sales, based in Washington, D.C. She is the former Regional Director of Sales for Choice Hotels and Association Management.

Emily Cornelious has moved to the St. Jane in Chicago as Director of Sales and Marketing. She is the former Director of Sales at the Peninsula Chicago and the Peninsula New York.

Sandra Rios has been named Director of Marketing and Communications at the Zota Beach Resort in Florida. She is the former Public Relations Manager at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods.

Michael Oakes has returned to Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa to take on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing. He had previously served as Director of Group Sales for the resort before taking on his most recent position as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Gurneys Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa and Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina.

Enrique Juarez has joined the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia to oversee sales and marketing. He was most recently with the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes as Director of Group Sales.

Tracy Wray has joined the Noelle as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently serving in the same position for the Sheraton Grand Downtown Nashville.

Nathan Goodman has been promoted to Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Time Hotels. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Time New York.

Pilar Florez has been appointed Director of Marketing, Communications and Leisure Sales at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston. She is the former Director of Tourism at Visit Houston.

Tricia Eschle has returned to the Westin South Coast Plaza to take on the post of Director of Sales and Marketing. She was previously serving the hotel as Associate Director of Sales before taking on her most recent role as Director of Sales for the Inn at Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach House.

Anthony Armas has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. Most recently, Armas served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort in St. Thomas.

Von Fabella has been appointed Director of Sales at The James Chicago Hotel. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kinzie Hotel and the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare.

Enrique Juarez has been appointed Director of Sales at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa. He was most recently with the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes as Director of Group Sales.

Paula Safran has joined the Chatham Bars Inn as Group Sales Manager. She had previously held sales positions for the PGA National Resort & Spa and Caesars Entertainment.

Kim Kessler has founded KIPR Global. She was most recently the Director of Public Relations at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Elizabeth Bishop has been named Director, Global Communications, Luxury Brands, at Marriott International. She had previously been with Harrison & Shriftman and the Syndicate Media Group before opening Elizabeth Bishop Public Relations.

Michael Coury has been named Corporate Executive Chef at Hard Rock International in Orlando. He is the former Executive Chef at OTG Management.

Jeremy Berlin has joined Blantyre as Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef at Tuthill House at the Mill and Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Las Vegas.

Michael Grau takes over from Andreas Schatzschneider as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. This is a return to the resort for Grau who had previously served as Executive Sous Chef before taking on his most recent role as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton St.Thomas.

The Hyatt Regency Savannah has appointed Alison Houston Executive Chef. Most recently, Houston served as Executive Sous Chef for the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Caleb Lara has joined the Essex as Executive Chef. The CIA graduate is the former Executive Chef for the Kemble Inn and Chef de Cuisine for the Chatham Bars Inn.

The Cavalier Hotel has named Dan Elinan Executive Chef. He was most recently Executive Chef at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Elinan is the former Executive Chef at the Omni Shoreham, Washington D.C., the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa, and the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.

Vijayudu Veena has been promoted to Executive Chef at the Setai Miami Beach. He joined the resort in 2009 as Sous Chef than moved up to Chef de Cuisine and, most recently, Executive Sous Chef.

The Wynn Las Vegas has named Luke Palladino Executive Chef of Sinatra, taking over from Theo Schoenegger. Palladino most recently ran the kitchen at Salute at Red Rock Resort.

David Middleton has joined David Walzog’s team at Wynn Las Vegas’ Lakeside Seafood as Chef de Cuisine. He was most recently heading up the kitchen at Tableau.

René Lenger will take over from David Middleton as Executive Chef for Tableau at the Wynn Las Vegas. Lenger was most recently the Head Chef at Wynn’s steakhouse Country Club that is closing in January.

Alexander Branch has joined the Hakkasan Group as Executive Chef at Vidanta San Jose del Cabo. He was most recently the Chef de Cuisine at Manta de Enrique Olvera. Branch is the former Executive Sous Chef at One&Only Palmilla and Executive Chef at Capella Ixtapa.

Tomas Ortiz has been appointed Chef de Cuisine of the Hyatt at Olive 8 and Grand Hyatt Seattle for Urbane restaurant. Ortiz was previously with the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth.

Andrew Pollard has been named Assistant Director of Beverage Development for Wynn Las Vegas. Pollard was most recently with Breakthru Beverage.

Carlos Gutierrez has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same role for the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.

Tyler Mugford has joined the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa as Assistant Director of Operations. The Cornell graduate is the former Director of Rooms with Montage Hotels & Resorts and Director of Front Office at the St. Regis Aspen.

EUROPE

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amir Lababedi Vice President Europe and North Africa, based in London. He was most recently with Mövenpick’s regional office in Dubai as Vice President Development Middle East.

Daniel Hunger-Milkowitsch has been appointed General Manager at the Steigenberger Hotel and Spa Krems in Austria. He takes over for Adelheid de Durand-Maier, who will retire after 26 years at the helm of the hotel. He was previously with the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Vienna as Executive Assistant Manager before moving to his current role as Interim General Manager at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt in Berlin.

Nicholas Granger has been named General Manager at Hôtel Les Grandes Alpes in Courchevel. For the past two years, he had been at the Chalet RoyAlp Hotel & Spa in Switzerland as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Richard Powell has been appointed General Manager at the New Place Hotel in Southampton. He had previously been with Bourne Leisure, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants and Premier Inn.

Rory McNulty has been appointed General Manager at d Hotel Drogheda in Ireland. He is the former General Manager of the Marine Hotel Sutton, Deputy General Manager with the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, and, most recently, Hotel Manager with Pyramid Hotels and Resorts.

Annabel Shaw has been appointed Director of Residences at Twenty Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, a partnership between Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Finchatton. Shaw has been with Four Seasons for over 20 years, most recently as Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Park Lane.

Michael Pechlof has joined the Four Seasons Prague as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same position at the Four Seasons St. Louis.

Jenni Benzaquen has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President Luxury Brands – Europe at Marriott International in London. For the past twelve years she had been with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in various positions, based in Brussels.

Paul Massot has been promoted to Group Development Director at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, based in London. He has been with the group since 1990 most recently overseeing development EMEA and the Americas.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Joseph W.Y. Chong has been named Area Vice President and Managing Director at the Peninsula Hong Kong and the Peninsula Shanghai. He takes over from Rainy Chan who is taking a year long sabbatical. Chong is currently the Managing Director of the Peninsula Shanghai Complex.

Richard Baker has been promoted to Group Chief Relationship Officer for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, based in Hong Kong. He has been with the group since 2006, most recently as Executive Vice President, Operations Director ­ Asia.

Christoph Mares has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, based in Hong Kong. He was most recently in London for the group as Executive Vice President, Operations Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. He is the former Chief Operating Officer at Emaar Hospitality.

Klaus Christandl has moved as General Manager to the St. Regis Bangkok. He was most recently in the same post for the St. Regis Singapore. Christandl is the former General Manager of the Hotel Imperial Wien.

Carlos Tarrero has been appointed General Manager of the Andaman in Langkawi. He had previously overseen Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui.

Jisoo Chon has been promoted at the Peninsula Shanghai to General Manager. Chon was most recently serving as Resident Manager after joining the hotel in 2014 as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage.

Nicholas Emery has been promoted to Managing Director of the Regent Beijing. He joined the hotel in 2015 as General Manager.

Royal Rowe has joined the Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain as General Manager. Rowe is the former General Manager at the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan and the Four Seasons Macau.

The Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio has named Henry Perez General Manager. He was most recently General Manager of the Marriott Courtyard Waikiki Beach.

Carl Duggan has been named General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Qingdao. He returns to Hyatt following his most recent role as Area General Manager with Centara Hotels and Resorts.

Jane Lyons has been appointed General Manager at the West Hotel Sydney, slated to open this month. She is the former Hotel Manager of the Langham London and the Langham Place, New York.

Markland Blaiklock has returned to Centara Hotels & Resorts to take on the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He had previously served as Chief Operating Officer at the company before taking on his most recently role as Managing Director at NH China.

Matthieu Reynaud has joined the Dream Bangkok as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager of the Pathumwan Princess Hotel Bangkok.

Damian Tan has been appointed Hotel Manager of the Marina Mandarin Singapore. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the South Beach (now the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach), and formerly Hotel Manager of Naumi.

Andreas Magnus has been named Hotel Manager at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Since 2015 he had been the Hotel Manager of the Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.

Klara Crocco has been appointed Director of Marketing and Communications at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Crocco was most recently the Complex Director of Public Relations at the Westin Ka¹anapali Ocean Resort Villas and the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas.

Matthias Knilling has been appointed Chef de Cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental Macau. He is the former Sous Chef at Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Tim Cordon has been promoted to Area Senior Vice President of the Middle East, Turkey & Africa at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Dubai, taking over from Mark Willis, who is leaving the company. Cordon was most recently the Regional Director Middle East & Turkey and General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.

Ronen Nissenbaum has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Dan Hotels, taking over from Raffi Sadeh. Most recently, Nissenbaum was Vice President of Luxury Operations for Hilton Hotels in the Americas. He is the former Managing Director of the Waldorf=Astoria New York.

Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke has joined Frasers Hospitality as Chief Operating Officer for Europe and the Middle East. Van Loocke was previously at Ascott Limited for 10 years as Country General Manager for the UK, Germany and Georgia.

Mehdi Zaanoun has been appointed General Manager at the Four Seasons Casablanca. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai and General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza.

Thomas Krooswijk is now at the Four Seasons Amman as Hotel Manager. He was most recently in the same role for the Four Seasons Toronto. Krooswijk is the former Director of Food and Beverage and Hotel Manager at the Beverly Wilshire.

Axel Gasser has been appointed General Manager at the Mondrian Doha. He was most recently Complex General Manager at the Westin Snowmass Resort in Colorado.

Fraser Suites Seef, Bahrain has named Pierre-Marie Vasseur General Manager. He is the former General Manager of the Reef Resort and the Al Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain (formerly a Banyan Tree resort).

Stefano Andreoli has been named Director of Culinary Operations to oversee food production at the Four Seasons Cairo Nile Plaza, the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheik, and the Four Seasons Alexandria. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay and had previously served as Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Guangzhou.

The Four Seasons Doha has appointed Kemal Bayik Director of Marketing. Bayik was most recently in a similar position at Raffles Istanbul. Bayik is the former Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Baku.

Zeynep Ağagil has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Raffles Dubai. She was most recently in the same role for the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul.

Andreas Schatzschneider has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Dubai as Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same post at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. Schatzschneider has previously served in chef postings with the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, the Ritz-Carlton Vienna, and the Ritz-Carlton Toronto.

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

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