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Brandon Near has been appointed as Senior Chef de Cuisine at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. He will oversee the daily culinary operations at Water's Table, Sip Lounge, Dock & Drink and the Market and create future menus.
Kelly Read joined M3 as Vice President of Customer Operations. She leads the training, implementation, support, billing, and customer success efforts at M3.
Stuart Deeson has been promoted as Vice President of Operations at Hyatt Hotels, Middle East and Africa. He is in charge of seven brands, including Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Alila, Andaz, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House.
Halekulani in Honolulu appoints Davide Barnes as Hotel Manager. He will be responsible for directing all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the legendary 453-room property.
George Goldhoff named President at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. He will focus on financial performance, market share growth, team member engagement and development, guest experience and support of the greater Atlantic City community.
Mike Sampson joins Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as General Manager. He will oversee multiple areas of operation and administration at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
Susanne LoFaso has been promoted as Regional Director of Operations at Island Hospitality Management LLC. She will oversee the company's Hilton- and Marriott-branded hotels throughout the New York and Illinois regions, as well as providing acquisition support.
Jesus Figueroa has been appointed as Chef de Cuisine at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. He also spent time working outside of Arizona, in Chicago at Michelin-rated Boka restaurant, Jean-Georges at the Ambassador Inn.
Michael Elortegui named Restaurant General Manager at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. He gained valuable restaurant management experience in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid, and in California at multiple hotels and resorts.
Stephanie Sobeck Butera has been promoted as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Hyatt Vacation Ownership. She continues to report to John E. Geller, Jr., who recently assumed the position of President & Chief Executive Officer at MVW.
Edward Shapard named Managing Director, Platform Head at LW Hospitality Advisors LLC (LWHA). He has more than 25 years of international hospitality industry experience having held an array of leadership roles.
Robert Higley has been appointed as Vice President of LWHA Asset Management Group at LW Hospitality Advisors LLC (LWHA). He has 20 years of lodging sector and commercial real estate experience with numerous prestigious firms.
Vicente Lavayen has been promoted as Corporate Director of Beverage at Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC. He will support Mainsail's entire portfolio while maximizing beverage supplier partnerships.
Denis Cruz has been appointed as Corporate Director of Retail at Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC. He will plan and direct strategies for delivering inventory to on-property retail outlets and carefully curating products for each property in Mainsail's portfolio.
Susan Marlow named Chief People Officer (CPO) at Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Mainsail's Human Resources.
Jeremy See has been promoted as Chief Commercial Officer at HEI Hotels & Resorts. He will be responsible for overseeing HEI's sales and revenue management disciplines, driving top-line business and maximizing the revenue potential of all HEI-managed hotels.
Kathryn Day has been appointed as General Manager at The Starling Atlanta Midtown, Curio Collection by Hilton. She presides over the hotel's day-to-day operations to ensure top-tier guest experiences in each of the hotel's service areas.
Joseph Manuel joined HVS Brokerage & Advisory as Senior Vice President. He builds strong client and investor relationships, using a collaborative communication approach together with strong marketing and presentation skills.
Andrew Frosch named Senior Vice President at HVS Brokerage & Advisory. He proactively researches and analyzes factors that affect hotel owners, providing up-to-date information, knowledge, and advice to help clients maintain and increase their wealth.
Matthew Almy joined HVS Brokerage & Advisory as Senior Associate. He brings a background in entrepreneurship, fundraising, and sales.
Brett Mufson named President and CEO at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. He will be responsible for leading the development of one of the largest construction projects in the United States as the new resort pioneers the next generation of Las Vegas' luxury hospitality industry.
Anna Blue has been appointed as President at AHLA Foundation in Washington. She will oversee the philanthropic mission of the Foundation, which aims to support the hotel industry's current workforce as well as aspiring hospitality professionals.
Jacqueline Policastro named Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications at American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). She is responsible for driving development and execution for all of the association's internal and external communications.
Rachel Wilson has been appointed as Hotel General Manager at The Source Hotel + Market Hall in Denver. She raised the guest satisfaction scores to reflect the hotel's exceptional service and created a workplace culture that allowed its staff to learn and grow.
Monica Xuereb has been promoted as Chief Commercial Officer at Loews Hotels & Co. She will lead the company's Commercial strategy, including oversight of the key disciplines of Revenue Management, Distribution, and the Customer Engagement Center.
Tyler Stirrett has been appointed as General Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Phoenix. He is primed to continue evolving and elevating the Royal Palms guest experience at the celebrated desert resort.
Matt Trevenen named President and Chief Executive Officer at Northview Hotel Group. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the firm, set its long-term vision, and spearhead its strategic plan.
Gary Sims has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Hay Creek Hotels & Restaurants. He will be focused on the acquisition, repositioning and management of upper- upscale and luxury independent and boutique hotels and restaurants.
Gerri Lynch Manzo named General Manager at Hyatt Carmel Highlands. Her hospitality experience is quite extensive, she has served as Director of Account Management, Director of Sales, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Manager and General Manager.
Emily Engelman has been promoted Restaurant General Manager at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection in Tampa. She will oversee day-to-day operations of Epicurean's two main dining outlets, Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar and EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge.
Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel promotes Joanna Drissi as Food & Beverage General Manager. She will oversee all food and beverage operations at Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel, including the popular Skybox Rooftop Bar.
Amanda Joiner has been appointed as Global Vice President and Head at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. She brings over three decades of luxury hospitality experience in which she has driven continued innovation, improvement, and success.
Karla Flannery named Chief Marketing Officer at MMGY Global. She will lead the company's global marketing and business development strategies to position MMGY Global as a leader and disruptor in travel, tourism, and hospitality.
Andrew Heltzel joins Xanterra Travel Collection as Chief Commercial Officer. He has been responsible for managing the enterprise database, technology optimization, analytics, and brand communications to drive revenue growth, cross-sell, and guest loyalty.
Brian Tong has been appointed as Area General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, China, and Mongolia. He will oversee operating Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts in Greater China.
Aligi Gardenghi named Vice President Operations, Arabian Peninsula at Hilton. He is now in charge of more than 45 hotels in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Marie-Louise Ek has been appointed as Vice President Human Resources Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Hilton. She will lead Hilton's human resource’s function and drive the company's people and culture strategy across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.
Dean Murphy joins Hilton as Senior Director F&B Openings & Operations MEA&T. He will oversee the regional operations, development, and pipeline of openings of food and drink venues, whilst supporting the key strategic priorities of local sourcing.
Kelly Merryfield named Director of Sales & Marketing at Pendry Manhattan West. She has been tasked to drive overall sales, marketing, and public relations efforts for the hotel, the brand's first New York City hotel.
Kevin Houlahan has been appointed as General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of the upscale property that New Castle Hotels & Resorts started managing in May 2022.
Rainer Stampfer has been promoted as President, Global Operations, Hotels and Resorts at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. He oversees a diverse and growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and private residences as the company continues to expand its global presence.
Liz Speichinger named Vice President, Brand Development and Strategic Sales at AKEN Hotels & Resorts in Miami. She will lead the North American sales expansion and brand partnerships.
Matías Ranieri joins AKEN Hotels & Resorts in Miami as Vice President, Operations and Development. He will lead operations, development, and owner relationship for the company.
Clif Clark has been appointed as General Manager Area General Manager of San Francisco at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. He will guide the strategy and vision for the 1195-room property, inspiring a culture of uncompromising excellence.
Ian Legros named General Manager at AC Hotel Dayton. He has over 15 years of experience working in hotels, including Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, where he was selected to fill a variety of roles over the course of 8 years.
Aletha Dillinger joins AC Hotel Dayton as Area Director of Sales. She brings a combined 30 years of experience in hotel sales, meeting planning, and travel planning.
Ben Walters has been appointed as General Manager at AC Hotel St. Petersburg. He has a decade of operations experience in roles of increasing responsibility at various Hilton and Hyatt branded properties.
Christine Moore named Director of Sales at AC Hotel St. Petersburg. She comes to her role as opening director of sales at AC Hotel St. Petersburg Downtown.
Edelmira Delgado named Director of Food & Beverage at AC Hotel St. Petersburg. She will oversee F&B operations across the hotel.
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Francisco appoints Angie Clifton as General Manager. She brings years of dedication, hard work, and a very positive strategic insight to all endeavors.
John Wise joined Marcus Hotels & Resorts as Vice President of Food and Beverage. He will play an integral role in leading and elevating the company's multi-faceted restaurant, bar, and group catering programs to deliver dynamic and extraordinary culinary experiences.
Craig Clark has been appointed as Executive Vice President & General Manager at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. He will assume oversight of all day-to-day management and operations of the property.
Ryan Eller named Executive Vice President & General Manager at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland in Hanover. He will assume oversight of the day-to-day management and operations of the property.
Joe Imbrogno joined Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea as General Manager. He has a wealth of knowledge in hospitality, sales, marketing, and relationship development, as well as a passion for creating memorable experiences.
Tina Canderle has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Mr. C Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. She brings specific focus on the luxury lifestyle segment combined with robust experience and is positioned to build upon the already exceptional level of management.
Pamela Maes has been appointed as Spa Director at Omni Boston Hotel. She brings with her over ten years of spa and wellness experience.
Jennifer Razee has been promoted as Director of Club & Spa at The Westin Riverfront Resort& Spa Avon, Vail Valley. She started her hospitality career with East West Hospitality more than 20 years ago.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley announced the appointment of Michelle Guida as Club Manager at Athletic Club. She is rejoining East West Hospitality after previously serving as the Fitness Desk Supervisor at the Athletic Club at The Westin for more than two years.
JohnAngelo Cole joined as Executive Chef at The Kimpton Brice. In this role, he manages culinary operations for the 145-room hotel and its on-site restaurant, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar.
MCR is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobby Sparks as Director of Sales and Marketing for Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson. He has been tasked to drive overall sales, marketing, and public relations efforts.
Matthew Slippoy has been appointed as General Manager at Tempo by Hilton TimesSquare. She joined the hospitality industry as assistant front office manager.
Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) has promoted Cory Chambers as Chief Commercial Officer and SVP, Business Intelligence. He will be responsible for leading the HVMG Revenue Excellence team in maximizing market share growth and bottom-line profitability.
Tristan Baker has been appointed as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. He brings more than 15 years of culinary experience working in first-class hotels and resorts.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore fortifies the food and beverage team with the promotion of Brad Daniels to Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. He has been an integral part of the team since joining.
Lindsay Meckler has been appointed as Director of Catering at Four Seasons HotelBaltimore. She is a true veteran in the events world with over a decade of hospitality experience.
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown appoints Mark Dickerson as Director of Sales & marketing. He brings with him over 20 years of experience.
Cristiano Buono has been appointed as Managing Director at The Watergate Hotel. He brings extensive professional experience from across the globe, having resided in countries such as Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Matt Townsend named Vice President, Software Engineering at Relay Robotics, Inc. He held senior roles at Aspiration, Kollective Technology, Amazon, Visual Concepts and Motorola.
Eric Nguyen joins Relay Robotics, Inc as Vice President, Product Management. He brings 25 years of product management and operations experience from senior positions at Kollective Technology, Jama Software, and Admax Network.
Jason Hu joined Relay Robotics, Inc as Senior Designer. He brings years of industrial design and user experience work to bear on the unique challenges of fielding robots that work directly with the general public.
Derrick Erwee has been appointed as General Manager at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson. He has more than two decades of hospitality experience with an extensive food and beverage background.
IHG Owners Association has announced the appointment of Navroz Saju as Chair of the 2023 Global Board of Directors. He has 30 years of hospitality experience.
Raghu Addagada has been appointed as Hotel Manager at Pendry Park City. He is responsible for supporting and managing day-to-day hotel operations while providing an overall strategic vision and guidance for his team.
Ashley Chaney named Director of Food and Beverage at Pendry Park City. He oversees all culinary outlets at Pendry Park City, including Japanese American inspired restaurant, KITA; Apres Pendry as well as hotel banquet and catering operations for special events.
Fernando Reyes has been appointed as Executive Chef at Pendry Park City. He oversees all culinary operations for Pendry Park City, including menu development and execution for the various dining outlets, as well as resort catering initiatives.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami announces the appointment of Eugenia Dwyer as General Manager. She dedicated to cultivate an unparalleled experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour through inspired moments and programming that leave guests wowed.
Meade Atkeson has been appointed as Area General Manager at Royal Sonesta, Washington DC Capitol Hill. He has 40 years of hospitality experience.
Aaron Munson joins Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago as Executive Chef. He will oversee Boleo, Vol. 39, and all banquet, catering and private dining events for guests.
Amir Nematipour has been appointed as Director of Food & Beverage at Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Lanai City. He oversees all food and beverage operations for the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Hawaiian resort.
Matthew Grauso named General Manager at Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa in Oahu. He will be responsible for overseeing the management and operations of the highly anticipated Marriott property, scheduled to open in late 2023 on Oahu.
Kevin Lalli has been appointed as Executive Chef at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. He oversees the opening and daily operation of Opaline Bar & Brasserie, in-room dining and banquets while managing a team of 25.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley appoints Bryan Simonsen as Senior Food & Beverage Manager. He has more than 16 years of restaurant industry experience.
Laurence Gottlieb has been appointed as Executive Chef at Marquesa Hotel in Key West. He will oversee all aspects of the restaurant and lead his culinary team with inspiration and passion.
Cindy Staley named General Manager at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-In-The-Hills. She is responsible for overseeing the hotel's daily operations and guaranteeing guest satisfaction while prioritizing a productive work environment.
Fairmont Dallas announces the appointment of Benjamin De La Rosa as Director of Revenue Management. He will oversee all revenue management operations at Fairmont Dallas.
Christina Mertz has been promoted as Director of Catering and Conference Services at Fairmont Dallas. She brings over 20 years of experience, including experience from several previous roles in management positions in Catering and Conference Service Departments.
Sean Blanchette has been appointed as Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. He will utilize his wealth of experience, innovation, and enthusiasm to oversee all culinary programming at the prestigious luxury hotel.
Anxo López named Development Director for Iberia at Aimbridge EMEA. He brings a wealth of experience in development, hospitality and commerce to the role.
Javier Garro joined Aimbridge EMEA as Consultant. He has more than 35 years' experience in the hospitality industry.
Joel Eisemann named Senior Advisor at Noble Investment Group. He will work with the Noble team to develop and scale innovative investment strategies as the firm continues the meaningful growth of its platform that serves institutional investors around the world.
Dan Zwirn has been appointed as General Manager at Marina Del Rey Hotel in Marina del Rey. He has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Larson Moye joined HVS Brokerage & Advisory as Senior Associate. His expertise in transaction management create positive results for his clients.
Audrey Huttert has been appointed as General Manager at Amangiri in Canyon Point. She oversees the daily operation of Amangiri as well as its sister property, luxury encampment, Camp Sarika.
Michael Panzer joins Atrium Hospitality as Senior Vice President, Capital Investment Strategies. He will oversee the development of Atrium Hospitality's design and project management strategies to facilitate our capital investment objectives.
Brian Booth named Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. He will develop and implement sales initiatives and marketing strategies to support the luxury property's continued growth while delivering unparalleled levels of distinguished service.
Steve Cesinger has been appointed as Chief Capital Office at Valor Hospitality. He will continue to build and nurture Valor's strategic relationships across the world and develop further opportunities for its capital partners.
Brandon Hatfield named Chief Capital Officer at Valor Hospitality. He will also establish a team responsible for assisting Global Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Didem Ozgen has been promoted as Director of Communications & Marketing at The Bodrum EDITION. She will carry her wealth of expertise into her new position as Director of Communications & Marketing at The Bodrum EDITION.
LVMH Hotel Management promotes Olivier Lefebvre as Executive Vice President in charge of Development and Synergies. He has been given new functions within LVMH at a time when the hospitality brand of the group has just changed part of its management.
Omer Acar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Raffles & Orient Express at Accor. He will be bringing to Accor his strong expertise as well as his overall passion for brands and help Raffles and Orient Express shine ever brighter.
Lloyd Cole named General Manager at The Cavendish London. He has more than 12 years' experience in the hospitality industry with a strong focus on commercial and operational development.
Nicolas De Gols has been appointed as General Manager at Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris. He has directed the restoration of the Four Seasons George V Paris, which owns three Michelin-starred restaurants.
The London EDITION is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Walters as the General Manager. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in Guest and Brand experiences and his passion for outstanding hospitality and excellent service.
Kamal Rhazali has been appointed as Secretary General and General Counsel of the Luxury & Lifestyle division at Accor. He will contribute to setting up the "Luxury & Lifestyle" division, participate in defining its strategy and ensure the consistency of its deployment.
Alejandra de Cordoba Estepa named Managing Director in London at WATG in London. She has five years of hospitality design, planning and construction experience and a portfolio of built work across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Richard Thompson has been appointed as Global Head of ESG and Employee Experience at CWT. He will lead the company's responsible business activities and continue to oversee the company's HR communications and CWT workplace culture initiatives.
Norman Mark joins Steigenberger Wiltcher's in Brussels as General Manager. He has previous position in charge of the 5-star superior hotel "Hommage Luxury Hotels Collection" in Baden.
Gloria Juste has been appointed as Corporate Senior Director of Social Responsibility at Palladium Hotel Group. She will work on pre-existing projects, in addition to important new initiatives which will focus on the people working for the group and local communities.
Nick Powell named Managing Director at Northstar Travel Group. He was a key member of the Easyfairs UK management team and was instrumental in growing their UK business from a handful of events to one of the top 20 revenue generating event producers globally.
Gus Moors joined JLL as Managing Director, Head of New South Wales Investment Sales. He will be responsible for managing JLL's hotel sales platform in Australia's most populated state.
James Abe comes to JLL as Managing Director, Head of Investment Sales for Hotels & Hospitality Group, Japan. He will be responsible for leading a diverse team of market-leading hospitality investment professionals in Japan.
Robert Koren has been appointed as SVP & Area Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East & Africa at SH Hotels & Resorts. He will oversee all aspects of SH Hotels & Resorts operations, development, and owner relationships.
Josef Filser has been promoted as Head of Germany Hospitality Team at Cushman & Wakefield. He is responsible for all transactions and lettings as well as strategic advisory mandates for the international real estate consultancy's Hospitality division in Germany.
Arnaud Morandi named General Manager at Fauchon L’Hotel Paris. He will continue to maintain the service excellence of the Artisans of Pleasure at the Fauchon L'Hotel Paris, and focus on the overall client experience are at the heart of his convictions.
Alessandro Caristo has been appointed as General Manager at Nolinski Venezia in Venice. He has 35 years of experience in prestigious hotel environments.
Daniela Stein joined Intercity Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof as General Manager. She will focus on the management of Intercity Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnh.
Imelda Shllaku has been appointed as General Manager at Hotel La Palma, Capri. She has almost three decades of luxury hospitality industry and brings with her an impressive global perspective.
Cristina Muku named Director of Sales & Marketing at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. She will oversee the hotel's sales and marketing strategy and continue to drive revenue growth.
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) announces the appointment of Stéphane Valeri as Chief Executive Officer. He has also been able to follow the development of Société des Bains de Mer on a regular basis.
Jurate Poluniovaite has been appointed as General Manager at Moxy Tromsø. Her diverse experience from all departments will help her secure the function of an all-round manager with an understanding of the entire operational infrastructure.
Victoria Fabre has been promoted Consultant - Investor & Developer Services at Cushman & Wakefield. She has expanded her expertise in hotel real estate which is appreciated by the clients that seek support from our C&W Investor & Developer Services team.
Yves Giacometti has been appointed as Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel - Egypt andFour Seasons Hotel Cairo at Niles Plaza respectively. He oversees a number of properties, in addition to a pipeline of hotels and resorts coming up.
Stefan Frank named General Manager at Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt am Main. He has direct responsibility for the flagship hotel of the brand family as of January 01, 2023
Deborah Rothe has been appointed as Head of ITB Berlin at Messe Berlin GmbH. She oversees the ILA Berlin Airshow as well as the global ITB brand family, along with its strategic development.
Manish Dayya has been appointed as General Manager at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. He oversees a mix of business and leisure guests, as well as a thriving events & MICE segment, thus allowing him to keep an active finger on the pulse of leisure and business travel trends.
Napan Khumbute named Deputy Vice President Business Development at Absolute Hotel Services (AHS). She will be elevated to Deputy Vice President Business Development to continue the growth of AHS's brands, Absolute Golf Services, Design& Consulting products.
Karn Supatrabutra has been promoted as Business Development & Technical Services Manager at Absolute Hotel Services. Her duties include preparing client presentations, ongoing weekly reporting, updating Technical Services manuals and many other functions.
Sasipimon Singsuksawat named Vice President Sales Asia at Absolute Hotel Services (AHS). She is seasoned in building strong organizational structures to increase efficiency that is critical to business.
Yasin Shaikh has been appointed as Regional Sales, Revenue Distribution Director for AHS India Region at Absolute Hotel Services (AHS). He has 14 years of experience in sales and revenue of the hotel and hospitality industry.
Natasha Wigley named Director Quality Assurance at Absolute Hotel Services (AHS). She will be responsible for identifying, implementing, and managing an effective quality assurance management framework and ensuring that all pre-opening.
Kris Widell has been appointed as Market Intelligence & Consumer Interaction Manager at Absolute Hotel Services (AHS). He is responsible for providing market intelligence on various projects and plans, he will also be working closely with the Quality Assurance team.
Maximilian Schillik named Director of Rooms at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. He will oversee several departments, including Concierge, Front Office, and Housekeeping.
LUX* South Ari Atoll in Maamigili appoints John Rogers as General Manager. He brings three decades of experience overseeing award-winning luxury properties across different countries along with an impressive background in business strategy and pre-opening.
Pravin Kumar has been appointed as General Manager at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui. He Brings 20 years of hospitality experience, and wealth of industry knowledge in the luxury hotel segment.
Peter Pottinga named General Manager at InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping. He will oversee all aspects of the hotel's pre-opening and opening phases.
Joseph Colina has been appointed as General Manager at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap. He brings nearly two decades of experience with Accor to his new posting in Siem Reap.
The Ascott Limited appoints Serena Lim as Chief Growth Officer. She will lead Ascott's global business development team and will be responsible for steering and managing the company's growth in management and franchise contracts globally.
Vishal Sharma has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini. He brings with him a rich experience of more than 16 years in the Hospitality industry.
Stephen Martin named Global Chief Sales Officer at RMS in Sydney. He has decades of experience leading some of the world's advanced technology and premier companies, including his previous position at Amadeus as Director of Sales.
Mark Roth joined Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific as General Manager. He brings 25 years of global hotel experience to the role, five of those with IHG Hotels & Resorts, spanning a career that has included appointments in Asia, Europe and Australasia.
Martin Zarybnicky named General Manager at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. He joins Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from his previous role as Complex General Manager with two hotels under his remit - InterContinental Bangkok and Holiday Inn Bangkok.
Rami Sayess has been promoted as President, Hotel Operations, Asia Pacific at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in Singapore. He oversees six properties in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA).
Savio Fernandes has been appointed as Director of Food & Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru. He oversees the operations of the entire Food& Beverage division of Four Seasons, setting a new pace in the already dynamic dining landscape.
Mark Aldridge joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands as Director of Sales & Marketing. He brings both proven excellence in hospitality market-share growth and a global perspective to his new position, commencing January 2023.
Eu Chin Fen has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Frasers Hospitality PTE Ltd. She will report directly to Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property and will join the Frasers Property Group Executive Leadership Team.
Eric Gan named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Managers at Frasers Hospitality PTE Ltd. He will be responsible for the overall business, investment and operational strategies of Frasers Hospitality Trust ("FHT"), FH-REIT and FH-BT.
Caleb Morris has been promoted as Director of Hotel Openings and Revenue Strategy at Pro-invest Group. He will be responsible for managing the continued success of hotel openings across the portfolio.
Emily Foster named Head of Commercial at Pro-invest Group. She is responsible for the revenue management, reservations, sales, marketing and PR while also managing the commercial direction and revenue delivery for Pro-invest Hotels& Vista Hospitality Group.
Paula Choi has been appointed as Wellness Specialist at Jumeirah Bali. She focuses on nurturing a strong health foundation using effective techniques and movement on land and in water.
Christian Dolenc named General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen. He brings a wide range of experiences to his new role in South China, having joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at its flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong in 2010.
W Hotels announces the appointment of Sunil Dutt as the new Culinary Director at W Goa. He is a culinary maestro with an illustrated career spanning over two decades of hospitality.
Tom Van Tuijl has been appointed as General Manager at Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne. He will be responsible for the strategic management and operation of the resort's 984 unique Mediterranean-designed rooms and villas.
Melissa Maher named Managing Director at Horwath HTL. She will support hoteliers with actionable items to optimize their business offerings.
Dorothy Dowling has been appointed as Managing Director at Horwath HTL. She has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort announces the appointment of Michael Robinson as General Manager. He will oversee all operations, including 281 guestrooms and 95 suites, 11 restaurants and bars, and extensive meeting and event facilities.
Maharaj Pratap Swami named Chef at Tuskers at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. His repertoire of regional and local recipes will be an immediate added advantage to Tuskers, where the menus are inspired by home-style cooking with an emphasis on purity and simplicity.
Patricio Carregha has been promoted as Resort Manager at One& Only Mandarina. He will continue working alongside General Manager Serge Ditesheim, supervising all operations for the luxury resort, including Rooms, Food & Beverage, and Spa divisions.
Atilla Cimsit has been appointed as General Manager at South Bank in Providenciales. He will oversee the pre-opening of South Bank.
Steve Johnston has been appointed as Director of Entertainment at Yas Plaza Hotels in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. He has over 30 years of experience working in radio worldwide and co-owns two English-language radio stations based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Eyal Goldberger named General Manager at David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. He brings with him 20 years of experience in managing high-end hotel operations across all departments for both corporate and boutique properties.
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection appoints Faiek El Saadani as General Manager. He oversees its rebranding to such, and also ensuring its triumphant return to the market after unfortunately becoming one of the first places in the country.
Dominik Strobel has been appointed as General Manager at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. He worked across prestigious Hyatt properties across the world since he started his career almost two decades ago.
Tijana Lazarov has been promoted as Complex Director of Marketing at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. She will formulate innovative strategies across the complex to raise awareness surrounding the hotel's business and consumer activities.
Vanina Yordanova named Cluster Director of Marketing and Communications at Accor in Dubai. She will oversee all marketing and communication functions across Fairmont The Palm, Mövenpick JLT, RIVA Beach Club, and Th8 Palm Dubai.
Manuel Levonian has been appointed as General Manager at Crowne Plaza Muscat. He has shown significant achievements and described as a great leader who has gained the trust and confidence of hotel owners.
Paco Morales named Executive Sous Chef at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. He joins the towering hotel with 16 years of experience.
Gaetano Luciano joins Mare, at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi as Chef de Cuisine. He oversees the daily operations of the restaurant and the hotel's kitchens.
Valentina Cukon has been appointed as Restaurant Manager at Mare, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. She worked as a restaurant manager at Makorè, a fine dining restaurant in Ferrara, Italy.
Iryna Simanko named Food & Beverage Manager at Paramount Hotel Midtown in Dubai. She handles five venues: Paparazzi, Pool Bar, Malibu Sky Lounge, Melrose Bar and Lounge, and L Café.
Yuliya Dyugay has been promoted as Spa Manager at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. she will oversee all planning, development, and programme implementation in the hotel's wellness department.
John Halliday is the new director of operations at Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al HamraBeach. He brings close to 30 years’ experience to the resort and is entrusted with handling the day-to-day running of the property.
Chris Franzen has been appointed as General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha. It has been close to two years since the Swiss hotelier has worked in operations, spending that time in advisory roles.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is pleased to welcome Cora De Conceicao - Stuart as General Manager of the property. She will oversee all operations, including 319 guest rooms and suites, six restaurants and bars, the kids club, Waldorf Astoria Spa and the Pearl Club.
Muneera Al Taher has been promoted as Vice President of Human Resources Operations and Emiratisation at Jumeirah Group. She will steer the implementation of the global HR strategy across all Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.
Ahmed Elnawawy has been appointed as General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras al Khaimah. He also held several leadership roles within the group between 2016 and 2022.
Mohamad Chabchoul named Executive Chef at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. He is now in charge of 12 different dining outlets.
Luciano Scelza Appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of Porto Holidays Hospitality Management Company. She is in charge of all Porto Hotels and Resorts in Egypt, and the development of the brand.
Gregory Viaud has been appointed as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Rabat at Kasr Al Bahr. He will manage the Hotel's pre-opening operations, the second in his career following his assignment at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.
Kudzai Mapfinya has been promoted as Global Head of Customer at RoomRaccoon in Cape Town. She will oversee the Customer Support, Customer Success and Customer Training departments.
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