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Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - July 2016.
The Boutique Search Firm
Monday, 18th July 2016
 

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: July 2016.

THE AMERICAS

Elizabeth Mullins has joined Disney as Vice President Lodging Line of Business. She was most recently serving as General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. Mullins had previously overseen the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C., theRitz-Carlton Philadelphia, the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland, and the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage.

Luis Fernandes has been named Chief Operating Officer at Discovery Land Company in Cabo San Lucas. He is the former Managing Director for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in the Bahamas.

David Hoffman has been appointed General Manager at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Most recently, he was the Resort Manager at the Montage Kapalua Bay and previously spent five years as the Hotel Manager at Montage Beverly Hills. Pendry is Montage’s second brand.

Ryan Krukar has been appointed General Manager at Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe. He was most recently with the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont.

Marcel Stittner has been named General Manager at the Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa in Costa Rica. The Cornell graduate was most recently Assistant General Manager at the Excellence Playa Mujeres Cancún, and is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Sheraton San Jose.

Nicole Sinclair has been promoted to General Manager at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. She had joined the hotel in 2013 as Vice President of Talent and Culture. Sinclair was previously in several positions with Starwood.

Marco Ortlam has been promoted to General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas. He was most recently overseeing theRitz-Carlton Cancún as Hotel Manager. He originally joined the company in 2003.

Ilse Harley has been named General Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. She has been with the company for over 28 years, most recently as General Manager at the Four Seasons Seattle. Harley is the former Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Maui and Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Hualalai.

Michael Pedder has been promoted to General Manager and has joined the Four Seasons Seattle, taking over from Ilse Harley. 
 Pedder is the former Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Austin and the Four Seasons Chicago.

Ash Bhasin has moved to the Sixty SoHo as General Manager. He was most recently serving as Director of Operations at theTrump Soho and is the former Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons New York.

Carlos Orihuela has been named General Manager at the Hotel RL Baltimore " Inner Harbor. He was most recently serving as Assistant General Manager at the Empire Hotel New York.

Brian Twomey has joined the Surrey in New York as Hotel Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hotel 48LEX New York and is the former Hotel Manager of the Hyatt Union Square.

Joseph Turano has been appointed General Manager at the Millennium Hotel New York. For the past year, he had served as General Manager for the Hyatt Herald Square. He is the former General Manager at the Four Points by Sheraton Times Square.

Alex Spektor is the new General Manager at Meliá Hotels’ Innside New York Nomad. He was most recently overseeing theAffinia Hotel Manhattan.

Tim Flodin has crossed the pond and taken on the post of General Manager at the James West Hollywood. For the past three years, he had been serving as General Manager at the Andaz Liverpool Street in London.

Rebecca Hubbard has been promoted to General Manager at the Lotte New York Palace. For the past five years, she had served as Hotel Manager. She had previously been with the Trump SoHo as Executive Assistant Manager.

David Jurcak is now in Austin as Managing Director of the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. He has been with Omni for over 21 years, most recently serving as Managing Director for the Omni Homestead Resort in Virginia.

Jim Darter has been named President and Chief Executive Officer at Sandpiper Property Management. He is the former Chief Operating Officer for PHR Hotels & Resorts and Senior Vice President-Full Service Division of Hotels at Sage Hospitality.

Sean Flanigan has returned as General Manager to the Surfcomber Miami, taking over from Donte Johnson. Flanigan had previously served in this same role before taking on his most recent position as General Manager at the Muse New York.

Robert Shelley has been appointed General Manager at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, taking over from Pierre-Louis Giacotto. Shelley was most recently an Area Managing Director for Commune Hotels + Resorts.

Corinne Finn-Heyl has been named General Manager for the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, overseeing the Cape Arundel Inn, the Old Fort Inn and the Kennebunkport Inn. She was most recently overseeing the White Barn Inn and Spa and is the former General Manager of Hotel La Margna in St. Moritz.

Indu Brar has been named General Manager of the Fairmont Empress. Since 2013 she had served as General Manager at the Fairmont Waterfront. She is the former General Manager of the Fairmont Winnipeg, The Plaza, and the Fairmont Battery Wharf.

The Kinzie Hotel in Chicago has appointed Andrew Eck General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at theHyatt Place Chicago/River North.

Ryan Adams is now in Cape Cod as Resort Manager at the Chatham Bars Inn. He was most recently serving as Director of Operations at the SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Adams had previously overseen rooms division at the St. Regis Monarch Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach.

Brian Aker is the new Hotel Manager for the Stanford Court San Francisco. He is the former Director of Rooms at the Pacific Beach Hotel Waikiki and the Coconut Waikiki Hotel.

Sinem Kaya has been named Director of Operations at the SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences. Kaya was most recently Director of Operations at the Redbury South Beach.

Jim Hershey has been named Director of Finance at the SLS Brickell. He was most recently the Corporate Controller for theAcqualina Resort and Spa.

Max Messmer has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Hilton Sandestin Beach. He had previously overseen food and beverage at the Courtyard Resort at Coconut Beach in Hawaii.

Sarah Watson has moved as Director of Human Resources to the Ritz-Carlton Boston. She was most recently in the same role at the Ritz-Carlton Denver. Watson is the former Director of Human Resources at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

Pamela Contreras has joined the SLS Brickell as Assistant Director of Human Resources. She was most recently the Assistant Director Human Resources/Benefits at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Contreras is the former Senior Manager Human Resources at the Trump National Doral.

The Four Seasons Austin has appointed Rich McGonnigal Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport and Director of Sales for the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Suzi DeAngelis has moved as Director of Sales and Marketing to the PUBLIC Hotel New York. She was most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the NoMo Soho. She was previously the Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing at theGansevoort Hotel Group after serving for three years as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Gansevoort Hotel-Meatpacking District.

The Loews Regency New York has appointed Daniel Ben-Efraim Director of Marketing. Most recently, he had served as Director of Sales and Marketing at The London New York.

Deborah Misajon has joined the Resort at Pedregal as Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously served as Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Baltimore and Area Director of Sales North and South Asia for Amanresorts.

Viktoria Riley has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the One&Only Ocean Club. Most recently, she was the Director of Global Sales of North America for the Minor Hotel Group.

Vanessa Claspill has been appointed Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at The Line Hotel Austin. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the W Austin, the W Dallas and the W New Orleans Complex.

An Verbeeck has been named Director of National Accounts at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at Shutters on the Beach. Her second time around at the Miramar where she previously spent 4 years as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Hector Rubio has been appointed Director of Catering and Special Events at the Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point. Most recently, Rubio served as the Director of Catering and Conference Services at the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai.

Joseph Grossi has been appointed Director of Events and Catering at the Hilton Chicago. He is the former Director of Events and Catering at the Hilton Minneapolis.

Armine Martirosyan has been named Director, Culture and Events, at Freehand Los Angeles. Martirosyan is the former Manager, Special Events, at the Standard Hollywood.

Sébastien Agnes has been named Executive Chef at the One&Only Ocean Club Paradise Island. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the One&Only Palmilla.

Andrew Chadwick has joined the Inn by the Sea in Maine as Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine at Chatham Bars Inn.

Joshua Agan has been appointed Resort Chef at One Ocean Resort & Spa. Agan recently served as Executive Chef of theFlying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Neptune Beach.

Gabriel Kolofon has been named Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa. He is the former Executive Chef of the St. Regis Punta Mita.

Andrew Cooper has been named Executive Chef at La Quinta. He was previously in the same role at the Four SeasonsRancho Encantado Santa Fe. Cooper is the former Executive Sous Chef of the Four Seasons Hualalai.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club has appointed Herb Wilson Executive Chef of Marcus’. For the past two years, Wilson was the Executive Chef at Red Ginger in South Beach, Florida.

Clay Blake has been appointed Executive Chef at Suncadia. He is the former Chef at Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops in Seattle, the Ponte Family Estate Winery in Temecula and the Wilson Creek Winery.

Thomas Humphrey has been appointed Food and Beverage Manager at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles. Most recently, he served as Beverage Manager at the Bacara Resort and Spa. He had previously served in food and beverage positions with the Four Seasons Westlake Village and the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi.

Michael Kaminski has been named Director of Rooms at the Mayflower Grace. He was most recently serving as Front Office Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

EUROPE

Grace Hotels has appointed Robert Swade Chief Executive Officer. He was most recently with the Jumeirah Group as Group Chief Operating Officer.

Katja Henke takes over from Nicolas Béliard as General Manager at the Peninsula Paris. Henke was most recently overseeing the Peninsula Bangkok.

Justin Smathers has joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as Vice President, Head of Development Europe, based in London. He was most recently in Brussels with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Yves Monnin has joined the Hotel Raphael in Paris as General Manager, taking over from Norbert Henrot. The Lausanne graduate is the former General Manager at the St. James Paris, the Pavillon de la Reine Hotel and the Relais Christine.

Philippe Rubod has joined the Hotel Métropole in Geneva as General Manager. He is the former pre-opening General Manager at The Palace, Ras Al Khaimah and Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Doha. Rubod also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Crans-Montana Tourism Board.

The Balmoral in Edinburgh has appointed Richard Cooke General Manager, as successor to Franck Arnold, now the General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Toronto. Cooke had previously spent five years as General Manager for the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto.

Christelle Cotar is now in France overseeing the Château Malitourne. She is the former Wine Director at Blantyre in Massachusetts.

Michael Poux has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton Bournemouth. He was most recently overseeing theDoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro.

Michael Schmid has been appointed General Manager at the Park Hyatt Mallorca. The Lausanne graduate was most recently the General Manager of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica.

Sue Williams has been named General Manager at the Whatley Manor hotel and spa in Wiltshire, replacing Gurval Durand. Williams was most recently overseeing Cliveden. She had previously overseen Bath Priory, Gidleigh Park and LowerSlaughter Manor.

François-Xavier Schoeffer has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Hotel Café Royal in London. He joined the hotel in 2013 as Director of Operations and had previously served in a similar role at sister Hotel Lutetia in Paris.

Claire Frost is now in London as Human Resources Manager at the Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square, set to open late 2016. She was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Four Seasons Boston.

Sebastian Riewe has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin. He is the former Hotel Operations Manager at the Hotel de Rome, Berlin.

The Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square has named André Buldini Director of Rooms. He was most recently overseeing rooms at the Four Seasons Casablanca. Buldini was previously with the Four Seasons Marrakech and the Ritz Four Seasons Lisbon.

The Hotel Café Royal has named Hendrik Hübner Front of House Manager. He was most recently in a similar role atClaridge’s.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Michael Parker has been appointed Managing Director of the Rosewood Sanya, slated to open early 2017. He was most recently Managing Director at the Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund.

Robert Logan has joined the One&Only Sanya as General Manager. He was most recently with GLH Hotels overseeing Asia. Logan is the former Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Sandy Lane Resort.

David Givens has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Givens was most recently with Interstate Hotels & Resorts as Vice President of Operations.

Fabrice Collot has been named General Manager of the Banyan Tree Macau. He is the former General Manager at theMaradiva Villas Resort and Spa in Mauritius.

Philippe Le Bourhis has been appointed General Manager of the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. He was previously the General Manager at the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit and the Pullman Jarkarta.

Jason Leung has been appointed General Manager at Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali.

Albert Hong has been appointed General Manager at Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi Serviced Residences in Shanghai. Hong was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Park Hyatt Shanghai.

Patrick Both has been appointed General Manager at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi.

Nelson Tan has been appointed General Manager at the Pan Pacific Xiamen. Tan was most recently serving as Resident Manager of the Carlton Hotel Singapore.

The Four Seasons Seoul has promoted Esther Oh Kostecky to Hotel Manager. She joined the hotel last year as Director of Rooms. She had previously been the Assistant Director of Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire.

Vincent Zhou has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Yantai Golden Coast. He is the former Director of Operations of the DoubleTree by Hilton Shenyang and the DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing.

Karan Jain has been promoted to Hotel Manager and joined the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou. Jain is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen and the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain.

Sim Kok Chuan has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager at the Carlton Hotel Singapore. Chuan is the former Resident Manager at the InterContinental Nanjing.

Koen Masschelein has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Sydney. He was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage for the Shangri-La at the Fort in Manila.

Patrick Faas has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Turtle Bay Resort. He was most recently in the same position at the Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki.

The Grand Hyatt Mumbai has appointed Elroy Tulkar Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in the same role at the Conrad Pune.

Karan Kaul has been appointed Director, Development, of the Onyx Hospitality Group based in Bangkok. The Lausanne graduate was previously with Six Senses Hotels, Resorts, Spas most recently as Director of Development. Kaul has been based in Thailand since 2006, with Six Senses as well as on the opening team of the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Scott McConnell has been appointed Director of Global Sales, Leisure " Asia Pacific, at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. He was most recently a Global Account Director with Langham Hospitality.

Jaly Lai has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Eaton Hotel Hong Kong. Lai had previously overseen sales and marketing at the Langham, Hong Kong and the Mira Moon Hotel.

Cyril Calmet has been appointed Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. He is the former Executive Sous Chef of the Peninsula Bangkok.

Antonio Cardoso has been named Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage for the Conrad Tokyo. He was most recently at the Conrad New York as Executive Chef.

Simone La Gamba has been appointed Executive Chef at the Shangri-La Hotel Shenyang. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Sheraton Wenzhou.

Oni Zhou has been appointed Sommelier at the Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai. He was most recently in a similar role atMercato by Jean Georges at Three on the Bund.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Gerrit Graef has been appointed General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh. He was most recently serving as Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Jeddah.

Vipin Khattar has been appointed General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights. He was most recently overseeing the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort.

Mohammad Labban has been appointed General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, taking over from Vipin Khattar. Labban has been with Hyatt Hotels since 1998, most recently as General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Pune.

Brian Nourollahi has been appointed General Manager of the Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek. He was most recently in the same role at the Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa.

Fadi Musharafieh has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Beirut. He was most recently with Lancaster Hotelsas Cluster General Manager.

Dharmendra Sharma has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai. He was most recently in the same position at the Oberoi Dubai.

The Four Seasons Mauritius has named Maxime Michaud Executive Chef. He had previously served as Executive Sous Chef at the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the St. Regis Bora Bora.

Doxis Bekris has been appointed Executive Chef at Raffles Dubai. He was most recently serving as Group Executive Chef in Kenya for the Fairmont Mara Safari Club, the Fairmont Mount Kenya and Fairmont The Norfolk.

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

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