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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - November 2022
By The Boutique Search Firm
Thursday, 15th December 2022
 

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: November 2022

­­North America

  • Jamie Cross has been appointed as the HR Manager for Silvies Valley Ranch. She brings over 20 years of experience in all phases of human resources.
  • Picerne Group has announced the appointment of Caitlin Lacy as Community Manager who has done multi-site property management for mid-rise and high-rise luxury buildings.
  • John Rutter has joined as General Manager at The Hungry Toad. He has extensive experience as a General Manager for various upscale and casual restaurants in the Denver area.
  • Reese Lee appointed as Associate Director of Sales at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. He brings with him experience as a seller for IHG hotel brands, leadership skills as a former director of sales, food and beverage experience.
  • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek hired Jack Akai as Director of Human Resources. He has experience in the human resources which also includes time with Whole Foods Market.
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton is delighted to announce the appointment of Victor Diaz as Director of Operations. He will oversee the processes of the Rooms and Food & Beverage divisions.
  • Hotel ZOSO announces Joel Manion as General Manager of the restaurant. He oversees all operations at hotel ZOSO to create an elevated, unforgettable guest experience.
  • AJ Brown has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer at White Lodging. He is a certified executive coach, a credentialed Senior Professional in Human Resources, and an expert speaker on leadership.
  • Joe Pagone joined White Lodging as Regional Vice President. He is a veteran luxury and lifestyle hospitality executive with significant food and beverage experience.
  • Joe Magnanelli takes up the role of Executive Chef at Kona Kai Resort & Spa. He brings more than two decades of worldly culinary experience to his role.
  • Amanda Bilbro has been appointed Director of Food & Beverage at Kona Kai Resort & Spa. She brings with her around 25 years of industry experience to her new role.
  • Kona Kai Resort & Spa announces the appointment of Kevin Davidson as Banquet Chef. He is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in high-volume kitchen settings.
  • Mike Culver has been appointed as General Manager at JW Marriott Dallas Arts District. He brings an impressive background and great deal of experience.
  • Springhill Suites Paso Robles appoints Greg Heyn as General Manager of the property. He has spent nearly two decades working in the hospitality world with experience in front desk, operations, and management positions.
  • William Stout has been appointed as Area General Manager, Cambria Collection at Pacific Hotels. He has more than 10 years of experience working as an innovative and results-driven leader in the hospitality industry.
  • Yogini Geria joins Residence Inn Yorba Linda Anaheim Hills as Director of Sales. She has also served in various roles at Hotel Chandler, Amsterdam Hospitality, Sanctuary Hotel, Library Hotel, and The Bryant Park Hotel.
  • Jason Perkins has been appointed as General Manager at The Karol Hotel, St. Petersburg Clearwater, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. He brings with him over 15 years of hospitality industry experience.
  • Adam Duffey takes up the role as General Manager at Fenway Hotel, Autograph Collection. He is as motivational leader with high expectations.
  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center appoints Isabel Anderson as Director of Sales and Marketing. She brings over 16 years of expertise in sales and marketing.
  • Chris Simmons named as Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events at Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas. He oversees the entire food and beverage program, including its signature dining destinations VAGA, and The Coffee Box and more.
  • Juan Sanchez has been appointed as Beverage Director at Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. He will oversee the beverage component of all F&B outlets, as well as beverage menu creation, and more.
  • Jessica Carreira joins Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas as Sous Chef. She is currently managing the property's poolside surf-inspired bar and lounge, The Pocket, which recently opened to the public.
  • Matt Drusch has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Omni Tempe Hotel at Arizona State University (ASU). He brings 15 years of management experience to his new role as director of sales and marketing.
  • Todd Gagnon takes up the role as General Manager at Omni Tempe Hotel at Arizona State University (ASU). He brings nearly 10 years of hospitality industry experience.
  • Marriott Marquis Houston appoints Pablo Aguirre as Executive Chef. He has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry.
  • Vanessa Tewilliager has been appointed as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. she will work alongside Chris Simmons to oversee the restaurant operations at Alila Marea Beach Resort.
  • Natalie Robinson joined Peachtree Group as Vice President of People and Culture. She is responsible for leading all aspects of Peachtree's people-first culture by ensuring talent recruitment, development and retention.
  • Erin Meezan has been appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at JLL in Atlanta. She will be responsible for growing JLL's sustainability program, continuing its reputation as a purpose-led organization.
  • Angela Murphy takes up the role as appointed VP of Sales - The Americas at Outrigger Hospitality Group. She will collaborate with other corporate sales leaders to provide leadership and support for property sales strategy.
  • Bob Frost has been appointed as SVP | People + Culture at Modus Hotel by PM Hotel Group. Bob's role entails leading PM Hotel Group's human resource’s function and envisioning and implementing innovative systems.
  • David Stanton joins The West Hollywood EDITION in Los Angeles as General Manager. He has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.
  • Mark Reck has been appointed as Director of Food & Beverage at The Kimpton Sawyer in Sacramento. He has 20 years of experience in managing culinary operations working with independent restaurants to large-scale hotels.
  • The Kimpton Sawyer in Sacramento appoints Didier Gerbi as Executive Chef. He brings classic French culinary training and a vast knowledge of California farm-to-fork to the Kimpton Sawyer.
  • Sebastian Stutz has been appointed as General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. He oversees all aspects of the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas hotel alongside the talented team already in place.
  • Sameer Nair joins Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. He has eleven-year experience in across Hilton-, Hyatt-, IHG-, Marriott-franchised hotels.
  • Suchitra Reddy has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Visual Matrix Property Management System (Image Technology Systems). She will be leading the implementation and management of the company's information and computer technology systems.
  • Maria Resendiz named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Visual Matrix Property Management System (Image Technology Systems). She oversees and lead the company's financial strategies and operations.
  • Dan Falvey has been appointed Senior Vice President of Business Development at Remington Hotel Corp. He will work closely with Chief Investment Officer Jarrad Evans to continue expanding the company's new business pipeline.
  • Michael Noonan has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at TripAdvisor. He brings 30 years of experience in various corporate finance and capital markets roles.
  • Corbin Tipton has been promoted as Regional Director of Business Development - Western Region at Hotel Equities Group, LLC. He held multiple roles throughout the portfolio, gaining hands-on experience working in all areas of hotel operations.
  • Laurent Ebzant has been appointed as General Manager at Park Hyatt New York. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the hotel operation, including guest services, human resources, financial performance, sales efforts, and revenue generation jack.
  • LodgIQ hired David Millili as Chief Executive Officer. He brings almost three decades of acclaimed leadership experience in all aspects of the industry.
  • Amber Das named General Manager at The Candlewood Suites Indianapolis South. She brings over 10 years of hospitality experience to her new role as general manager.
  • Mirian Ortega-Calle joins NoMo SoHo in New York as Director of Sales & Marketing. She will provide executive leadership for the Sales & Marketing team, determine the property's strategic direction and drive brand awareness through Marketing.
  • Gustavo Viescas has been promoted as President, LATAMC at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He takes on the day-to-day management and success of Wyndham's LATAMC region consisting of approximately 250 hotels in nearly 30 countries.
  • Nelson Ramirez has been appointed as Executive Chef at Seven Square Taproom at The Clancy, Autograph Collection in San Francisco. He brings more than 20 years of global kitchen experience to his new role.
  • Shilpan Patel has been promoted Executive Vice President, North America Franchise Operations at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He oversees Franchise Operations, Brand Operations, Franchise Services and Managed Operations with a team spanning North America.
  • Malyna Si named Restaurant Chef at Capa Steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. She was promoted to Restaurant Chef after serving five years at Capa, most recently as Sous Chef, and previously as Cook.
  • Silverado Resort and Spa Appoints Coleen Reardon as New Director of Marketing. She oversees all marketing initiatives including branding, strategic planning, sponsorships, public relations, social media, and content creation, and web, digital and mobile platforms.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago Southeast Hammond announced that Lynsey Auguano appointed as the general manager. She brings 5 years of experience in hospitality, where she is responsible for overseeing and executing the hotel and property operations.
  • Amanda Gray appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer at Remington Hotels. She has 20 years of experience and will be responsible for crafting a unified human capital.
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced Alejandro Reynal as President and Chief Executive Officer effective. He has more than two decades of executive leadership experience in the global travel and hospitality.
  • Paige Bloom promoted as Director of Content Marketing at Tambourine. She will oversee the creative strategy and distribution of social media content for the firm's portfolio of luxury independent and branded hotel divisions.
  • Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe is pleased to announce the appointment of Andre Sattler as the property's Executive Chef. He has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry having worked at some of the most well-respected hotels across the globe.
  • Juan González Izquierdo appointed as General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. He brings more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry with luxury hotel brands.
  • KSL Resorts has promoted Chris Riccardi to senior vice president, global sales strategy. He has three decades of industry experience.
  • Pascal Coudouy appointed as Executive Chef at Grand Hyatt Vail. He brings over 30 years of experience as an executive chef.
  • Carrie Clay appointed as Director of Operations - Food & Beverage at Grand Hyatt Vail. She has proven success and experience to her role as director of food & beverage operations.
  • Crescent Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Sherry Serio to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She has two decades of sales and marketing experience.
  • Rachel Shaw joined as Director of Sales & Marketing at Residence Inn by Marriott St. Louis O’Fallon in O'Fallon. She brings over 8 years of hospitality experience to her new role having previously served as the catering sales manager.
  • The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta welcomed Anca Flynn as Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events. She will lead the food and beverage programming at all three of the hotel's restaurant and bar concepts.
  • Thomas Davis appointed as Executive Chef at The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta. He has 16 years of culinary experience specializing in a broad range of cuisines and techniques.
  • The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando appointed Anna Stone as Director of Marketing and Development. She has led the sales and marketing efforts of multiple brands in focused- and full-service properties across the country.
  • John Schilling appointed as Regional Managing Director at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown. He led three major renovation projects at the site during his time there.
  • The Pfister Hotel and Saint Kate in Milwaukee promoted Brandon Drusch as General Manager. He has over 15 years in the hospitality industry.
  • Dana Johnson promoted as General Manager at Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee. She has more than 25 years of experience in hotel group sales and has spent most of her career at Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
  • Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group appointed Jo Anna Lebo as Vice President of Human Resources. She has extensive experience in human resource leadership.
  • Tom Haines promoted as Vice President of Operations and Transitions at Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC. He will continue to oversee pre-opening and conversion activities, from overall programming and activations
  • Charlie Albanos promoted as Vice President of Operations at Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel hired Becky Hayes as General Manager and Director of Sales. She is responsible for managing all aspects of hotel operation.
  • Brody Aarhaus appointed as Business Development Manager at Hotel Equities Group, LLC. He began his journey with Hotel Equities early in 2022 as a manager.
  • Lotte Hotels & Resorts welcomes Gustavo Sarago to the role of Chief Development Officer. He is responsible for the sourcing, execution, and oversight of a diversified portfolio of hotel investments.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and the Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour are thrilled to announce the appointment of Brigette Bienvenu as Director of Sales and Marketing. In this new role, her goal is to create dedicated teams to elevate both hotels in the luxury market.
  • Bill Hanson promoted as Vice President, Food & Beverage at Davidson Hospitality Group. He created financial tools geared toward forecast accuracy and fiscal responsibility.
  • The Neighborhood Hotel appointed Matthew Shanley as Director of Revenue & Operations. In his role, he tactically leads operations by putting teams, systems, and software in place to operate the brand's tech-enabled properties.
  • Derrin Abac appointed as Director of Food & Beverage at Hotel Wailea in Maui. He enters with plans to enhance the property's food and beverage offerings for its discerning guests.
  • Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole in Teton Village appointed Rui de Sousa Lopes as the new Director of Food and Beverage. He brings more than 16 years of global food and beverage experience.
  • Alex Tisch appointed as CEO at Loews Hotels & Co. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as the development and execution of the organization's strategy.
  • Sage Hospitality Group appointed Patrick Pahlke as EVP Chief Commercial Officer. He will direct all commercial efforts for Sage Hotel Management and Sage Restaurant Concepts.
  • Bryan Terzi promoted as Group VP Marketing Strategy at Sage Hospitality Group. He has more than twenty years of global marketing experience.
  • Sage Restaurant Concepts in Denver Hired Mark Augarten as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will direct operations for the company's portfolio of more than 50 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and entertainment venues.
  • Daniel Del Olmo promoted as President, Hotels & Restaurants at Sage Hospitality Group. He will oversee a diverse portfolio of more than 110 independent, luxury, lifestyle with more than 25 years in hospitality industry.
  • James Hansen joined as Executive Vice President at Hotel Equities Group, LLC. He has over 20 years of experience of leading hotels, management companies, and ownership groups in top line sales, operations, and asset/portfolio growth.
  • Seagar’s, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach appointed Fleetwood Covington as Executive Chef. He will oversee all aspects of the AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse's culinary initiatives to ensure consistency in presentation and quality of all dishes.
  • Cherylanne Thomas appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Grand Hyatt Nashville. She brings an extensive marketing and strategic planning background with a diverse portfolio of experience.
  • Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles' luxury landmark hotel, announced the appointment of Ron Pietruszka as Executive Chef. With his extensive experience working with luxury resorts, business hotels, and Reserve destinations to Fairmont Century Plaza.
  • Disney’s FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Orlando is pleased to announce Donnie Jenkins as Dual General Manager. He has more than 12 years of experience in hotel management.

Europe

  • Fabio Pineda has been appointed as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. He has more 20 years of culinary experience.
  • Sebastien Antoine has been appointed as General Manager at Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile. He had already marked the spirits of Strasbourg with his Quebec accent.
  • Cushman & Wakefield announces Alessandro Belli as Head of Italy Hospitality Team. He brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry in Italy.
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed Roland Duerr as the Managing Director. He brings both hospitality management expertise and cultural insight to his new role, commencing 1 November 2022.
  • Aurelie Topor has been appointed as Chief People Officer at D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions. She brings with her a unique expertise in helping scale-up companies to transform their culture and organization.
  • Sabine Schanzenbach has been appointed as Director at The Dolder Grand. She will assume overall management of the Dolder Grand Spa on 1 October 2022
  • Michael Dorfer named General Manager at Jaz in the City in Vienna. He has been putting down roots in the Austrian capital since as far back as 2010.
  • Friedrich von Schönburg joined Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid as Managing Director. He will oversee all aspects of the property including daily operations, guest experiences, continued growth strategies across the hotel.
  • Nicolas Pesty has been as appointed General Manager at Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opéra. He oversees the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, the Sofitel Bogota and the Sofitel Baru Calablanca Beach Resort.
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education hired Mariam Megally as Program Director. He brings a breadth of international business experience to the Master's degree focused on entrepreneurship skills.
  • Eleonora Cattaneo has been appointed Director for the Master's in Luxury Management and Guest Experience at Glion Institute of Higher Education. She has extensive industry experience in the field of marketing as a consultant and senior advisor.
  • Debra Adams joins as Program Director at Glion Institute of Higher Education - London Campus. She has previously held positions at a number of hotel schools in the UK and Switzerland and is a specialist in hospitality finance training.
  • Nicholas Northam joined Glion Institute of Higher Education - London Campus as Professor Global Real Estate Markets. He will teach Global Real Estates Markets on the Master's in Real Estate, Finance and Development.
  • Andreea Cheratoiu has been appointed as Cluster General Manager at Radisson Hotels in Kraków. She has nearly 20 years of experience in hotel management and operations.
  • Tristan Knight named Group Director of Human Resources at Rocco Forte Hotels. He played a wider strategic role in driving new initiatives, enhancing the working culture, elevating the employee experience and strengthening the employer brand in the luxury sector.
  • Toshikazu Kato joins Izumi at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva as Executive Chef. He brings a wealth of culinary experience to Izumi, today a well-established restaurant on the Geneva dining scene.
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) in Berlin announced that Carson Booth Chief Operations Officer (COO). He brings decades of international, hospitality industry experience in management and technology-centered positions.
  • Duarte Bon de Sousa promoted as Vice President, Operations at Oetker Collection. He has 20 years of international luxury hospitality experience; he will support Senior Vice President, Operations.
  • Dorchester Collection has announced the appointment of Arabella El Barkouki as Global Director of Sales. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience from the luxury hospitality industry.
  • Daniel Kosin appointed as General Manager at InterCity Hotel Heidelberg. He will be responsible for ensuring smooth operations in all areas such as Employee and Guest Management and the successful positioning of the hotel in the new market.
  • Small Luxury Hotels appointed Martin Rinck as Executive Board Member. He has 35 years of global experience in strategy, operations, business development, P&L and brand management.
  • Paul Mason appointed as Executive Chef at The Mitre in Surrey. He will drive culinary creativity to ensure that the food offerings are 'top notch and inviting.
  • JLL Southeast Asia announced the appointment of Luke Xie as Director. He will collaborate closely with JLL's regional Energy and Sustainability Services team to meet the demand for shaping and implementing sustainability solutions from clients.
  • Victoria Berwick appointed as Global Marketing Director at CWT. She was globally responsible for marketing strategy, brand management, and digital marketing amongst other disciplines.

Asia

  • JW Marriott hotels are pleased to announce the promotion of Amrita Ajmera as the new Director of Human Resources. She brings an unparalleled passion for her work and drive to maintain guest and associate satisfaction.
  • Priya Kapoor joins as Vice President of Digital at Rosewood Hotel Group. She brings over 15 years of experience in the digital and eCommerce space.
  • Soo Jeong Lee has been promoted to Vice President of Design, overseeing the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions at Rosewood Hotel Group. She oversees the design vision for all projects and renovations accordingly.
  • Simon Gilkes has been promoted to Senior Director of Commercial, overseeing the European, Middle Eastern, African, and Caribbean regions at Rosewood Hotel Group. He will be responsible for the overall implementation of sales and distribution.
  • Melia Ho Tram announces Alvaro Berton as the new General Manager. He has worked in management roles for Meliá Hotels International for more than eight years.
  • Bennath Evea joins Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde as General Manager. She proceeded to hold a variety of senior Event Management roles within the Marriott portfolio.
  • Sudhir Yadav takes up the role as General Manager at AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. He was Complex Hotel Manager for Sheraton Denarau Villas, Fiji and Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort.
  • Scott MacDonald has been appointed as General Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park. He has since worked in a number of roles with Marriott.
  • Moxy Sydney Airport Hotel appoints Michelle Scott as General Manager of the property. She brings with her over 20 years of experience.
  • Four Seasons Mumbai appointed Keith Rajan as Hotel Manager. He is a hospitality industry specialist with over 22 years of experience across different markets.
  • Siriwan Wangthamrong has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Centara Hotels & Resorts. She brings 30 years of experience to Centara, where she will oversee the company's entire Human Resources efforts.
  • Ankit Verma takes up the role as Director of Sales at Aloft New Delhi Aerocity. He will be developing market-appropriate sales strategies to elevate the brand presence with strategic partnerships.
  • Shanu Ammunni has been appointed as Vice President - Information Technology at The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts. He is a result-oriented technology leader with extensive cross-cultural expertise in the Hospitality IT sector.
  • Virender Razdan has been as appointed General Manager at The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru. He has honed his skills in managing a diverse team of people and build strong relationships that facilitate effective stakeholder management.
  • Natthadol Patthamadilok named as Senior General Manager at Somerset Pattaya. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry.
  • Rakesh Kumar appointed as Director of Engineering at The St. Regis Mumbai. He will lead the back of the house and guest facing teams, from training new engineering team members to managing advanced technical projects at the 'The Best Address'.
  • Ranjeet Y. Rajebhosale has been appointed General Manager at Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach. He has 28 years of experience in the highest levels of the hospitality industry.
  • Rooms at Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach hired Anna Rhee as Executive Assistant Manager. She brings extensive experience to this chic beachfront hotel.
  • Sunny Yu joins Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach as Director of Sales & Marketing. She is an active keynote speaker on the webinar, meeting and conference circuit in Asia, and is in her fifth year serving as President of the Thailand Chapter of HSMAI.
  • Alexis Movio has been appointed as Director of Food & Beverage at Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach. He is now putting the finishing touches to the six unique F&B concepts at Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach.
  • Didier Jardin named General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa in North Malé Atoll. He spent three years studying hotel management earning a CFA Food and Beverage Diploma, from Chartres, France and a Hotel Management Diploma.
  • The Anam Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Laurent Myter as General Manager of the property. He is a hospitality veteran with almost three decades’ experience managing luxury hotels and resorts.
  • The Anam group has also named Martin Koerner as Group Commercial Director. He has a substantial background in sales and marketing.
  • Ye Chang Sheng joins The Anam Group as Resort Manager. He has worked as a chef at InterContinental and Hilton hotels in South Africa.
  • Melanie Watson has been appointed as General Manager at The Sebel Melbourne Ringwood. She has extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry across various management and sales and marketing roles.
  • Shaik Gayasuddin named Food & Beverage Manager at Holiday Inn Chennai IT OMR Expressway (IHG). He will spearhead all food & Beverage operations including restaurant, Bar, In-room dining, banquets, and meeting rooms.
  • Hector Prieto appointed Executive Chef at Puerto Rico’s Iconic Caribe Hilton. He will be responsible for overseeing all culinary operations for the resort’s specialty restaurants, team member training and development, menu planning, budgeting, etc.
  • The Allison Inn & Spa Appoints Executive Chef as Jack Strong. He will lead all culinary programs at the 85-room award-winning boutique resort, including the resort’s signature restaurant JORY.
  • Ryman Hospitality’s Chairman and CEO Colin Reed to Become Executive Chairman. He will include his responsibilities as Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Opry Entertainment Group (“OEG”) Board of Directors.
  • Pankaj Saxena appointed as General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Pune Kharadi. He has 24 years of hospitality experience.
  • InterContinental Dhaka announced the appointment of Marc Reissinger as general manager. He will lead all the upcoming InterContinental Hotels Group properties in Bangladesh, according to a statement, With 30 years’ of experience in worldwide luxury hospitality business and resorts.
  • Shigeki Nakagawa appointed as General Manager at Centara Grand Hotel Osaka. He has 20 years of hospitality experience in a highly competitive local market.
  • Aloft New Delhi Aerocity is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandeep Ruhal as Human Resources Manager. With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he will be responsible for overseeing Human resources management and other practices.
  • Anthony Gill appointed as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin. He has 20 years of global luxury hotel experience; his move marks the start of an exciting new chapter.
  • The St. Regis Goa Resort appoints Mr. Satish Kumar as General Manager. He is well-recognized leader with over two decades of outstanding experience in luxury hospitality.
  • Andrea Montuori joined St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort as Executive Chef. As Executive Chef, with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business he will further elevate the excellent resort's culinary institutions, using his international experience.
  • Minor Hotels appointed William Costley as Senior Vice President of Operations. In his new role with Minor Hotels, he is known for his conceptual thinking and strategic execution will oversee all MH brands.
  • Jacques Leizerovici appointed as General Manager at Dusit Thani Maldives in Mudhdhoo Island. He brings to the role more than 30 years of experience working in senior management positions.
  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Ivan Alvarez as its New Director of Culinary. He will oversee culinary operations across the resort's eleven uniquely positioned dining venues with his over 20 years of culinary experience.
  • Stéphane Poupinel named as CEO at Beachcomber Hotels. He and his team have successfully modernized and transformed the Group despite, after his retirement as CEO; he will continue to sit on the Board of Directors.
  • Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Jaime "Jimmy" Rojas as Chef de Cuisine for CHAR Restaurant and CHAR Rooftop Bar. He is passionate about celebrating each country's local ingredients while approaching each dish.
  • Varun Chhibber appointed as General Manager at The St. Regis Mumbai. He has 20 years of luxury experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Sean Mosher appointed as General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. He has over two decades into his career with Four Seasons; he looks back with much pride.
  • Rohan Matmary has been appointed as Head Bartender at Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel. He is crafting an ambitious beverage program to further strengthen the connection between Four Seasons guests and Malaysian farmers.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has appointed as Odd Strandbakken as Head Bartender. He is in charge of managing all hotel beverages, from lavish cocktails to welcome drinks for restaurant and spa customers.
  • Alyssa Heidt has been appointed as Beverage Creative Director at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. She explored the globe to hone her skills.
  • Marcus Freminot joined as Executive Chef at Avani + Luang Prabang Hotel. He brings more than eight years of culinary experience.

­­South America

  • KSL RESORTS appointed Thatcher Dilley as New Senior Vice President, Development West. He takes Charge of Development for Western Properties. He has more than 25 years of experience as a developer and general contractor in the hospitality industry.

Carribean

  • Jay Marsella has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. He has more than 25 years of resort sales and marketing experience and a stellar reputation in the hospitality industry.
  • La Concha Resort in San Juan hired Mike Rivera as General Manager. He has more experience in hospitality industry as operation manager, vice presidents in his career.
  • Condado Ocean Club in San Juan appointed Carlo F. Chávez as General Manager. He is a tenured leader, recipient of multiple recognitions such as the Patriotic Employee, awarded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Antoine Lhomme named Director of Food & Beverage at Four Seasons Resort Nevis. He has 15 years of international food and beverage experience.

­­Middle East

  • Alexander Suski named Consultant CEO at Terra Sol Hospitality. He has spent almost 20 years across hotels in the EMEA region.
  • Radisson Hotel & Apartments, Damman Industrial City, KSA has appointed Tobias Ammon as its new General Manager. He began his hospitality career in 1996.
  • Arthur Timlin has been promoted as Director of Operation at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort. In his new role, he will manage teams, resources and services for all departments of the hotel.
  • Nila Suparmi has been appointed Director of Human Resources at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort. She will continue to use her expertise and leadership skills to enhance the employee life cycle.
  • Andrew James McKee has joined Raffles the Palm Dubai as Director of Culinary Operations. He will oversee all F&B operations across the resort.
  • Harald Feurstein named General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi. He oversees by Rotana's strategic direction, consolidating its position as a leading hospitality destination within the emirates.
  • Bassem Zakaria has been promoted as Cluster General Manager at Dusit's Dubai Hotels. He now takes on operations for 237 keys, five outlets and a number of recreational facilities at his existing hotel along with another 146 Keys.
  • Laura Grosbois joins Sofitel Dubai The Palm as Director of Spa. She was responsible for the Nailology Project where she managed recruitment, creation of treatment, SOPs, and the team's training plan.
  • Stephen Simiya named Chief Concierge at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. He has more than 15 years of professional undertaking in hospitality and customer service.
  • Nelly R. Castaneda has been appointed as Director of Housekeeping at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. She was responsible for housekeeping and laundry operations, preparation of OS&E requirements, assisting with the design of the uniforms for all the departments.
  • Ahmed Abdraboh named as Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont hotels in Dubai. He will play a key role in overlooking the sales and marketing of Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Ajman, and Fairmont Fujairah.
  • InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa hired Cihan Alici as Resort Manager. He has experience working at The Fairmont in Singapore and The Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pinar Kirlar Kaya has been appointed Marketing & Communications Manager at Hilton Doha the Pearl Hotel & Residences. She brings more than 15 years of experience to the property.
  • Mahak Sharma joins Holiday Inn & Suites Festival City in Dubai as Hotel Manager. She has more than 16 years of experience in hospitality and has travelled to numerous countries.
  • Niccolo Rossi has been promoted Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek. He is now in charge of the hotel's 288 keys, 15 F&B outlets, wedding functions and meetings.
  • Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island appointed Nicholas Cuomo as Executive chef. He has over 20 years of experience in leading hotels, restaurants and food manufacturing facilities across Europe and the Middle East.
  • Stefan Cirkovic appointed as Beverage Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Doha. He will be responsible for raising the profile of the hotel's beverage options across all of the hotel's bars and restaurants
  • Fadi Elias has need named cluster director of revenue at Grand Mercure Hotel & Residences and ibis Styles Dubai Airport. He brings 14 years of revenue management experience to the hospitality team.
  • Edward Mair appointed as Executive Chef at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort. He will now oversee VIDA Churrascaria and Arriba rooftop bar, Italian Piaceri Da Gustare, The Kitchen, SOL Beach Lounge & Bar and the contemporary Lebanese Al Maeda.

Africa

  • Jean-Francois Brun has been appointed General Manager at Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech. He brings 20 years of expertise and hotelier excellence to the hotel.

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

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