Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - April 2024
By The Boutique Search Firm
Friday, 26th April 2024

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

Featuring: April 2024

  • Steven Boswell has been appointed as Managing Director at Flamingo Resort & Spa and The Sandman. He drawn to the vibrant energy and laid-back California vibes that remind him of his second home of Palm Springs.
  • Maria Ariizumi named Vice president of Development for South East Asia at Hilton South East Asia. She brings deep knowledge from her time with Swire Hotels, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Marriott International, and Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting.
  • Mo Darehshiri has been promoted as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Atlific Hotels. He oversees accounting, payroll, internal audit and special projects and works closely with key stakeholders on the future of Atlific Hotels.
  • Atlific Hotels promotes Philippe Gadbois as Chief Operating Office (COO). He will continue to lead Atlific's business development and work with the Walsh family and other owners in growing Atlific's hotel footprint across the country.
  • Ed Robison named Chief Development Officer at Expotel Hospitality Services L.L.C. He will lead the company's strategy in increasing its strategic networking and relationship building through sales and business development.
  • The Lofton Hotel appoints Jim Waldvogel as General Manager. He brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience, with more than 26 years of his career serving in various leadership positions at other hotels in the Minneapolis area for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
  • Emily Olsen has been appointed as Director of Lifestyle at Crossroads Hotel. She handles the thoughtful and community-focused programming offered at the hotel, including the annual Dia de los Muertos.
  • Michael Cooper named Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton. He will work to elevate and drive the vision of the Sales & Marketing Department at the Forbes Four Star/AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel property in Downtown Clayton.
  • Omni Hotels appoints Trip Riggs as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will oversee the company's finance and accounting functions and play a vital role in driving performance and growth within the executive leadership team.
  • Martin Greenwood has been appointed as Area Managing Director at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort and Inn on Fifth. He will be responsible for overseeing all resort operations and profitability, training and development of hotel leadership teams.
  • John Figliolini named VP Americas at Alliants. He brings a wealth of SaaS sales experience to the table, having held senior positions with companies including Amadeus, BirchStreet Systems, Hapi, and Uniguest.
  • Sam Jagger has been appointed as General Manager at The Maybourne Beverly Hills. He brings over two decades of luxury hospitality experience from leadership positions throughout the United States.
  • Pepper Dombroski named Director of Sales at Rancho Bernardo Inn. She poised to revolutionize sales strategies at Rancho Bernardo Inn, leveraging her understanding of industry trends to unlock new opportunities for the sales team, clients, and the resort.
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn appoints Caleb Rice as Director of National Accounts. He brings his wealth of experience to enhance Rancho Bernardo Inn's presence in Canada and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa appoints Jonathan alcala as Executive Chef. He oversees daily culinary operations of the resort’s dining program including the resort’s signature Wine Spectator award-winning all-day The Vineyard Rose Restaurant.
  • Ryan Phillips has been appointed as General Manager at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver West/Federal Center. He will oversee all hotel operations, including administration and revenue management.
  • Aqua-Aston Hospitality promotes Andrea Mue as Managing Director. She leads a specialized team of strategic operations and commercial specialists to support Aqua-Aston's diverse business model.
  • James Barnett has been appointed as General Manager at Deer Path Inn. He will blend his hotel management background with his F+B expertise to evolve the hotel's acclaimed food and beverage program.
  • Ari Glazer named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Mohegan. He will have responsibility for all finance activities including financial planning and analysis, capital markets, accounting, tax, treasury, procurement and cash management.
  • Meyer Jabara Hotels appoints Chas Henry as Senior VP of Business Development and Acquisitions. He is tasked with growing the company's third-party management contracts.
  • HC Noll has been appointed as General Manager at The Source Hotel + Market Hall. He joins The Source team from Sonder Inc., where he most recently served as a Senior Operations Manager.
  • Aimee Gabel named SVP, Events and Education at U.S. Travel Association (USTA). She will play a key role in shaping and transforming the association's signature events.
  • Nantucket Resort Collection appoints Alicia Hehir as General Manager. Nantucket Resort Collection includes the reimagined Sherburne Inn, charming pet-friendly accommodations at the Regatta Inn, and the hip and historic Chapman House.
  • Matt Nowaczyk has been appointed as Senior Vice President at Colliers Hospitality Practice Group. He will work alongside group leader Mark Owens, who is one of the foremost experts in the hospitality industry.
  • Tony Phillips named General Manager at Bobby Nashville. He brings an extraordinary approach and a progressive vision rooted in servant leadership to guide the 144-key downtown hotel into the future.
  • Novotel Miami Brickell welcomes Sinem Kaya as General Manager. She has overseen guest services at the SLS South Beach and SLS Brickell, both in Miami, and was director of operations for SBE Global, helping to open the SLS Baha Mar and SLS LUX.
  • Martin Magdeburg has been appointed as General Manager at W Aspen. His journey took him to prestigious establishments such as the Hôtel Plaza Athenée in New York, l'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, and the Setai Miami Beach.
  • Jason Kreul named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at First Hospitality. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including key leadership positions in operations plus expansive expertise in full-service, lifestyle and independent properties.
  • Spire Hospitality appoints Jamelia Lehn as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will be responsible for all matters related to financial management and will also play a critical role in developing new operating efficiencies.
  • Peter Chambers named EVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Montage International. He will oversee and execute the technology strategy for all of Montage International, including the growing portfolios of Montage Hotels & Resorts and Pendry Hotels & Resorts.
  • Vision Hospitality Group, Inc welcomes Mason Thornburg as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in finance and operations, he brings a wealth of expertise to lead Vision's financial and strategic initiatives.
  • Patrick Stanley has been appointed as General Manager at Lodge at Marconi. He will oversee strategic and day-to-day operations at the expansive 62-acre property, including on-site excursion management and the overall guest experience.
  • Darin Matsuda named Director of Operations at Outrigger Hospitality Group. He will be responsible to manage, plan, implement and administer various projects/analysis that support operations in The Americas.
  • Ritz-Carlton New York appoints Andrew Rogers as General Manager. He brings over 30 years of Marriott and Ritz-Carlton experience to his new role
  • Virtuoso welcomes Lori Kresse as Vice President, Hotels & Resorts. Her primary objective is to enhance and elevate the hotel program by effectively responding to evolving market dynamics and increasing the value for partners and members.
  • Hristiyana Ralinova has been appointed as General Manager at Canopy by Hilton Sioux Falls Downtown. She is responsible for all pre-opening activities, from recruitment to training, and will oversee all aspects of hotel operations once the property opens its doors.
  • Richard J. Fischer named Director of Sales and Marketing at Canopy by Hilton Sioux Falls Downtown. He will lead all strategic sales and marketing endeavors, while supporting the hotel's mission to provide outstanding service to guests.
  • Proper Hospitality, LLC appoints Andrew Miele as Chief Development Officer. He will focus on leveraging his extensive network and industry knowledge to identify and develop properties that embody Proper's core values of quality, high design, and exceptional service.
  • Asher Adams, an Autograph Collection Hotel welcomes Niels Vuijsters as General Manager. He brings over a decade of experience leading award-winning hotels across Arizona and Colorado.
  • Nancy Clayton has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Asher Adams, an Autograph Collection Hotel. She has over 25 years of successfully leading sales and marketing teams at lifestyle and branded hotels.
  • Nuno Rodrigues named Director of Food & Beverage at The Statler Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton. He has 20 years of international hospitality experience and a focus on hotel food and beverage outlets.
  • Stefan Gruvberger has been appointed as General Manager at InterContinental San Antonio Riverwalk. The InterContinental San Antonio Riverwalk will offer direct access to the landmark pedestrian promenade as well as easy access to a water taxi-landing zone.
  • Niklas Rytterstrom named President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He oversees resort's daily operations and strategic direction focused on continued employee engagement, guest service and community relations.
  • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts appoints Sudhakar Veluru as EVP & Chief Technology Office (CIO). He brings more than two decades of experience in driving digital and information technology transformation initiatives within the hospitality and technology sectors.
  • Sireesha Kunduri has been promoted as Chief of Product Engineering at Choice Hotels International, Inc. She will head up the software product delivery functions within Choice's Technology Team.
  • Jim Gissy named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Westgate Resorts. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's operations, sales and marketing.
  • Kimberly Raphael has been appointed as Director of Sales at Hotel Forty Five, Macon, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. She will oversee all sales operations aimed at increasing revenue, fostering new and ongoing client relationships, and expanding community awareness.
  • John Page named Senior Director of Business Development, Americas at WATG. He will be responsible for supporting WATG's growth strategy in The Americas in gaming, entertainment, hospitality and residential (multifamily and senior living) sectors.
  • Connie Brewer has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Sanderling Resort. She will spearhead strategic sales and marketing efforts to maximize revenue opportunities and enhance brand awareness.
  • Sanderling Resort welcomes Amy DiBiase as Executive Chef. She will oversee all culinary operations at Sanderling Resort, including the resort's three dining venues: Lifesaving Station, Kimball's Kitchen, and Sandbar.
  • Hilton Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Misoon Kong as general manager. She will oversee all aspects of hotels operations and provide comprehensive leadership to uphold Hilton’s commitment to delivering exceptional guest services.
  • Ben Campbell has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Hospitality America. He has more than 15 years of hospitality experience.
  • Bret Chittenden has been promoted as President at Expotel Hospitality Services L.L.C. He will be responsible for driving the overall development and growth of the company.
  • Steve Janicek named Managing Director at Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Ski Mountain. He will continue to drive forward the resort's longstanding mission of delivering unparalleled guest experiences while maintaining an energetic environment.


  • Vasco Gomez has been appointed as General Manager at OKU Ibiza. He brings a wealth of expertise in luxury hospitality throughout Europe, focused on luxury and lifestyle hotels, and brings over a decade of experience leading strong teams in dynamic environments.
  • Siddharth Krishna named Executive Head Chef at Fairmont Windsor Park. He will lead the superb restaurant team and oversee the hotel's F&B concepts.
  • Fairmont Windsor Park appoints Gagan Sharma as Deputy Hotel Manager. He joins Fairmont Windsor Park with an array of experience in hotel management and hotel openings, as well as with in-depth knowledge on the commercial aspects of the business.
  • Cycas Hospitality UK & Ireland welcomes Keith Griffiths as Chief Operating Officer. He will lead the operational divisions across the UK & Ireland alongside Julia Harnischfeger recently appointed to oversee the operational direction of the continental European portfolio.
  • Jason Wischhoff named Chief Development Officer at Cycas Hospitality. He has 20 years' experience in the European and international hotel investment community, including senior roles at Dream Hotel Group (now part of Hyatt), Accor and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
  • Rosa Ceparano has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Cycas Hospitality. She will lead a team of over 60 Finance and IT specialists across Europe.
  • Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel appoints Estelle Vassallo as General Manager. She brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic vision to this unique property, situated eighty metres above the stunning town of Amalfi.
  • Pietro Ruffo has been appointed as Signature Artist at art’otel Rome Piazza Sallustio. He is known for his dramatic style and collaborations with fashion houses including Valentino and Dior.
  • Diego Di Gaetano named General Manager at art’otel Rome Piazza Sallustio. He brings a wealth of sector-specific experience, having previously worked within the Leading Hotels of the World and Design Hotels collections.
  • Radisson Blu Sheffield welcomes Valerie Donaldson as General Manager. She will play a pivotal role in overseeing the opening of the stunning new property with its grand Victorian facade in the heart of Sheffield city centre.
  • David Mulin has been appointed as General Manager at Six Senses Ibiza. He has 15 years' of experience in senior management positions at luxury resorts across the globe.
  • Kimpton Blythswood Square and voco Grand Central appoints Marcello Ventisei as Cluster General Manager. He will oversee both central city hotels, aiming to sustain their status as premier destinations for both leisure and business travelers.
  • Murat Yilmaz named Market Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He will lead the implementation of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' operational strategies for a growing hotel portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Naomi Moreno-Melgar has been appointed as Global Director of Communications at Virgin Hotels Collection. She will be responsible for overseeing the communications teams across all markets globally for both iconic brands.


  • Nong Xia named President of Development for Greater China & Mongolia at Hilton Greater China. He will lead Hilton's ambitious development strategy in Greater China, bringing with him a wealth of experience from his tenure with H World Group, Starwood and Hyatt.
  • Suzaini Sabdin Ghani has been appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru. He is well-equipped to lead the sales and marketing team at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, driving the resort's continued success and growth.
  • Ramada by Wyndham welcomes Ajai Raman as General Manager. He will be responsible for overall hotel operations, increasing revenue potential, enhancing guest experiences and creating positive work environment for team members.
  • Lui Chong named Chairman at CapitaLand Ascott Trust Management Limited and CapitaLand Ascott Business Trust Management Pte. Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Independent Director, will succeed Mr Bob Tan on 22 April 2024 as part of CLAS' Board renewal process.
  • Nigel Maxey has been appointed as General Manager at Vibe Hotel Melbourne Docklands. TFE Hotels will operate a second hotel in Melbourne with the newly rebranded Vibe Hotel Melbourne Docklands set to open on 8 April.
  • Destination Pentridge appoints Christian Price as General Manager. He is very well known for building high performing teams with a strong culture and shared vision.
  • Lucy Ockleston has been appointed as Cluster Hotel General Manager at TFE Hotels. She is an incredible asset to the TFE team over the past twelve years, displaying exceptional leadership and dedication in roles across the business including stints.
  • Diana Quinones-Silva named General Manager at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. She started at Travelodge Hotel Wynyard and saw her work across the Vibe, Adina, and Travelodge brands, most recently as Cluster General Manager of the Adina Hotels at Bondi and Coogee.
  • Andrew Edwards has been appointed as General Manager at Quincy Hotel Melbourne. He started his TFE career journey 10 years ago as Guest Service Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne before transferring to Travelodge Hotel Southbank.
  • Ben Saxton named General Manager at A by Adina Canberra. He has spent 12 years with TFE working across multiple brands and locations including Canberra, Adelaida, Sydney and Germany.
  • Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour welcomes Emma Sutherland as General Manager. She has supported the opening of Vibe Hotel North Sydney, completed a 2-month secondment in the L&OD team, and played a key role in the roll-out of Office 365 at TFE Hotels.
  • Sid Bhatia has been appointed as General Manager at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast. He has considerable history with TFE, initially supporting our New Zealand teams as the Hotel Manager at Travelodge Wellington in 2014.
  • Jolanta Prusek named General Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Surry Hills. She was part of the pre-opening team for A by Adina Sydney, before moving to Canberra and her first General Manager gig with the flagship A by Adina Canberra.
  • Tomasi Turukawa has been appointed as General Manager at Nanuku Resort Fiji. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the property, including management of the hotel's executive team and 200+ Fijian employees.
  • Fairmont Jaipur appoints Rajat Sethi as General Manager. He will be responsible for leading Fairmont Jaipur towards continued success and excellence in guest service.
  • La Vie Hotels & Resorts welcomes Kristofer Quadros as Cluster General Manager. He is responsible for managing the strategic performance and operations of Radisson Hotel Colombo, Radisson Blu Resort Galle and Radisson Hotel Kandy.
  • Ranjit Phillipose has been appointed as Senior Vice President – Operations at Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). He brings a wealth of experience in exceptional hospitality leadership spanning three decades with IHCL.
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group appoints Alex Schellenberger as Senior Vice President, Brand. He brings invaluable insights and expertise to this newly created global role and will be joining the Group Leadership Team.
  • Nikhil Sharma named Managing Director and ASVP for South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group South Asia. He will lead Radisson Hotel Group's operations in the dynamic South Asia region, which boasts over 165 hotels in operation and development.
  • Saurabh Tiwari has been promoted as General Manager and Area Director of Operations, Middle East at Taj hotels. He will oversee the operational aspects of multiple properties in the region.
  • Remi Van Peteghem has been appointed as Culinary Director at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. He has three decades of culinary experience including with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.
  • Marlon Abeyakoon named General Manager at NH Collection Maldives Havodda. The luxury all-villa resort marks the debut of the NH Collection brand in a non-urban destination, introducing its renowned European flair to the Maldives.

South America

  • Todd Reichelt has been appointed as General Manager at JW Marriott St. Maarten Resort & Spa. He will serve at the helm of the exclusive property, overseeing all operations and the resort’s business strategy, opening next month.
  • Ruben Avila named Director of Food & Beverage at Hilton Los Cabos. He will manage the resort's day-to-day operations, overseeing chefs, service staff, and ensuring exceptional guest experiences across all six culinary concepts offered on property.
  • Conrad Punta de Mita appoints German Ghelfi as Executive Chef. He will be responsible for overseeing all culinary operations for Conrad Punta de Mita and contribute to the ongoing success of the resort's various dining outlets.
  • Conrad Punta de Mita welcomes Antonio Meden as Director of Food & Beverage. He oversees all culinary outlets at Conrad Punta de Mita, including the intimate Agave Studio with its own dedicated tequila barrel tasting room.
  • Ivan Bautista Martinez named Chef de Cuisine at Codex at Conrad Punta de Mita. He has proven his affinity for kitchen management within the luxury hospitality and is now responsible for Codex's menu development and kitchen operations.
  • Peter Falke has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. He will oversee all sales, marketing, and public relations efforts for the hotel, a leading property in Waldorf Astoria's impressive portfolio.


  • Anja Frankenbach has been appointed as General Manager at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. She began her career with Marriott International in 2002 at Hotel Arts Barcelona.
  • Marti Trieschmann named Luxury Director of Sales & Marketing at Salterra, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. She brings a wealth of experience to her role, having worked with renowned branded hotels such as Marriott, Westin, Hilton, and Hyatt.
  • Melina Forla has been appointed as General Manager at Salterra, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. She has 25 years of hospitality industry experience.
  • Mehdi Natanzi named Director of Food & Beverage at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. He brings to the role decades of success in providing strategies, coaching, support, and expertise in operations and food & beverage management.
  • Pascale Selwan has been appointed as General Manager at InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the hospitality industry, She brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence to her new role.

Middle East

  • Paul Stuart Sykes Riquelme has been appointed as General Manager at Banyan Tree Dubai. He plans to infuse unique experiences throughout the resort, enhancing its offerings from the Banyan Tree Spa to the diverse dining options.
  • Samira Khrichfa named General Manager at Novotel Bur Dubai. She will embrace expanded responsibilities, including the oversight of strategic initiatives, the promotion of innovation, and the cultivation of a culture of collaboration and growth.
  • Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis appoints Karthika Anil as Human Resources Manager. She is a pivotal member of the team, exhibiting dedication and leadership qualities in her HR journey.
  • Michael Grieve named Chief Brand Officer at Jumeirah Group. He brings an outstanding brand building pedigree with a luxury network that will help enable our transition from a regional success story to a global brand with international reach.
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott City Centre Doha welcomes Josiane Jabre as General Manager. She has had a career spanning 27 years, in various roles across Lebanon and the Middle East.
  • Zinia Alhariri has been promoted as Director of Marketing & Communications at Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel. She will lead all marketing and communication initiatives for the esteemed hotel.
  • Joseph Roy has been appointed as Cluster Director of Finance at Fairmont Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road, Ajman and Fujairah. His responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, compliance, process improvement and stakeholder relations.
  • Nader Neishabouri named General Manager at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. He is well-equipped to drive operational excellence and innovative service at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa.
  • Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay appoints Valencia Albuquerque as Director of Residences. She will oversee property management and resident experience, delivering Four Seasons legendary service to homeowners in Bahrain.
  • Lynn Kwon has been appointed as Cluster Director of Talent and Culture at Novotel Dubai Al Barsha. She aims to enhance team diversity, foster career growth, and prioritise staff well-being and performance optimisation.
  • Andre Borg named General Manager at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas. He will spearhead all operational aspects of the 361-key Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, including overseeing marketing strategies and hotel administration.
  • Rene Egle has been appointed as General Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. He will lead the property and apply his background of working at some of the world's best-known hospitality brands in key global markets.
  • ME Dubai appoints Uzmaa Patel as Director of Sales & Marketing. Following a stint in the UK as director of sales and events at Nobu Hotel London, She now brings her expertise to ME Dubai as director of marketing & sales.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah welcomes Peter Katusak-Huzsvar as General Manager. He joins from W Dubai - The Palm and W Residences Dubai - The Palm, where he was GM from August 2020.
  • Anthony Roy has been appointed as Cluster Executive Chef at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City. He will oversee culinary operations at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.


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