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Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What
June 2003
Heads Above the Rest
The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm
The Americas
Linda Adams passed away at her home in Laguna Niguel after a brief illness. For those of us who had the privilege of working with her, she encompassed the very definition of the ideal Public Relations executive: she saw to it that her clients gained maximum exposure. Yet, unlike so many in her profession, Linda never allowed herself to share the limelight with her clients or employers. I worked with Linda at Halekulani. She also opened the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and was the Corporate Director of Marketing for Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts. A talented writer, an avid skier, wine connoisseur and a competitive tennis player, Linda most recently operated her own marketing and public relations firm handling such clients as the St Regis Monarch Beach and the Island of Catalina. She died as she had lived, with utmost discretion.

James FitzGibbon has been appointed Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He previously served as the Division President of Asia/Pacific Hotel Operations. Prior to that, he served in various roles in Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Dallas Four Seasons properties.

Nicholas Mutton has been appointed Executive Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources & Administration at Four Seasons. He will be replacing John Young, who is retiring. A true veteran of the company, Mutton previously served as Senior Vice President of the Americas (East Coast) Hotel Operations division. He also served as General Manager for Four Seasons properties in Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and Chicago.

Duffy Keys is leaving Four Seasons after twenty years. He joined Four Seasons in 1983 as Director of Marketing at the Mandalay Four Seasons in Dallas (now the Omni Mandalay), and went on to become Vice President, Field Marketing. In 1993, Keys became Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific. In 1999, he was made Senior Vice President in charge of Four Seasons¹ Residence Clubs division. 

John Davison has been appointed Senior Vice President Residence Clubs, taking over from Keys. Immediately prior to joining Four Seasons in August 2002, he managed his own Consulting and Investment Business, following a long career with Imax Corporation, where he held a number of executive positions in Toronto and New York.

William Anderson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at the Core Club in New York.  Most recently, he was a Managing Consultant at Meadowood. Prior to that, Anderson held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Island Outpost in Miami.

Sandra Ward has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Four Seasons. She previously served as Vice President of International Human Resources for the company and was based in Washington DC. Ward previously worked her way through Four Seasons properties in Philadelphia, Boston and Washington DC.

Stephen Judge, formerly Vice President Food and Beverage, has been promoted to Vice President Operations for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. He took the position left vacant two years ago when Alphy Johnson was transferred to Saudi Arabia.

Luis Fernandes has been appointed Managing Director at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Los Cabos. He originally joined Rosewood as Executive Assistant Manager at the Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh. Most recently, he was the Managing Director at Rosewood¹s Dharmawangsa in Jakarta.

Asaad Farag has been promoted to the position of General Manager at the Regent Wall Street. He originally joined the hotel in 2002 as Executive Assistant Manager. Farag also was the opening General Manager of the Stirling Club in Las Vegas. 

Farag takes over at the Regent from Christopher Knable. Knable is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cipriani Knable International, in partnership with Giuseppe Cipriani. Their first Cipriani hotel is due to open in November in Punta Del Este. The group also just opened a Cipriani club on Hong Kong.

Paul Ratchford has been appointed General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, filling the position left vacant when John Berndt left the company. A former Vice President Operations for the Pebble Beach Company, Ratchford was most recently the Managing Director of the Argent in San Francisco, for Destination Hotels and Resorts.

Kate Monahan-Berry (Cornell class of ¹81) is the new General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. She previously assumed the position of General Manager at Bacara in Santa Barbara, which she left following maternity leave.

John Rolfs (Cornell Class of ¹74) goes from opening both Ritz-Carltons in Boston to handling all three Ritz-Carlton properties in New Orleans. He replaces John Russell.

At the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, Paul Puzzanghero has been named General Manager, while Erwin Schinnerl takes the helm at the Ritz-Carlton Boston.

Jean Cohen, long an Area Vice President for Ritz-Carlton on the East Coast and Midwest, has opted for single unit responsibilities as General Manager and Vice President of the soon-to-open Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman.

Greg Champion has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Tiburon Hospitality Management. He has spent his entire 20-year career in hotel management and operations, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining Noble House, Champion served as General Manager for six years at Sheraton Anchorage.

Jamie Yarrow will be opening the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole as Resort Manager. Most recently, Yarrow served as the Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale.  Prior to opening Scottsdale, Yarrow started as a lifeguard at the Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, before moving up the ladder, and transferring to the Four Seasons Boston as Assistant Housekeeping Manager, eventually becoming Director of Rooms.

Wyndham International has named Stephen Eberhart General Manager of the Wyndham Buttes Resort. Eberhart will also continue his duties as an Area Director of Operations in Arizona and Colorado. He joined Wyndham in 1984, holding various Food and Beverage and Catering positions at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza in Philadelphia. 

At the Peninsula Chicago, Colm O¹Callaghan has been named Resident Manager and Jonathan Crook Manager of Food and Beverage. O¹Callaghan joined the hotel as Director of Food and Beverage in October 2002. Formerly the Executive Director of Food and Beverage for the St. Regis New York, O¹Callaghan has also served as Director of Food and Beverage at the New York Palace, Merv Griffin¹s Beverly Hilton, the Mandarin-Oriental San Francisco and the Westwood Marquis. Crook, formerly the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the hotel, originally joined the group at the Peninsula New York. 

André Boersma is the new Resident Manager at One and Only Palmilla. Previously, he was in a similar position at the Fiesta Americana in Cabo San Luca. Boersma, a true expert of the Baja region, was also, as Resident Manager, part of the pre-opening team at Esperanza.

Susan Ward-Freeman has been named Hotel Manager of the Sam Houston Hotel. This follows a three-year stint as Director of Sales and Marketing at the St Regis Houston. Ward also held the same position at the Four Seasons Houston and the Waldorf=Astoria. 

John Washko, Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons San Francisco, will be joining the company¹s Toronto world headquarters as Corporate Field Director, Food and Beverage.  Washko, who attended the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, is  a veteran Four Seasons executive, who held positions of increasing responsibilities over the years in Dallas, Newport Beach, New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills, prior to opening the Four Seasons San Francisco.

Roger Sloane has been named General Manager of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion & Glitter Bay resorts in Barbados. He was most recently the General Manager of the Fairmont Palliser in Canada.

Also at Fairmont, Alex Kassatly has been appointed General Manager of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. He was most recently the General Manager of the Plaza in New York under Managing Director Gary Schweikert.

Charles Head was named General Manager of the Fairmont Winnipeg.  He just served a three-month stint as interim General Manager at the newly acquired Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Replacing Roger Sloane at the Fairmont Palliser is Brigitte Fritz, moving up from the position of Director of Operations at the Fairmont Winnipeg.

Erik Anderouard has been named General Manager of ACCOR Hotels New York City. He has been with ACCOR for almost twenty years and opened the Sofitel New York. In his new position, he also supervises the Novotel New York.

Hans Bratt has been appointed General Manager at the Raleigh on Miami¹s South Beach. He previously was the General Manager of the Inter-Continental Cozumel. At the Raleigh, Bratt takes over from Andrea Melotti, who left the company.

Didier de La Ferrière has been appointed Director of Operations for the Sofitel New York.  He replaces Jean-Pierre Dousse who returned to France. Prior to this position, de La Ferrière was the Director of Food and Beverage at the Sofitel Paris La Défense Grande Arche and has been with ACCOR since 1995.

Roberto Vangeenen has been appointed General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, taking over from Darrell Sheaffer. Vangeenen, a Dutchman, was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Naples and had previously a long tenure with Marriott, as General Manager in Curaçao and Europe. 

Ellen Miller, formerly the opening General Manager of the Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara, has been appointed General Manager of the Hotel Oceana Santa Monica. She previously worked in a similar position at the Avalon in Beverly Hills. At Oceana, she replaces Seth Horowitz, who is taking on corporate responsibilities.

Stephen Peeck has been appointed General Manager for the Golden Plough Inn at Peddler's Village in Pennsylvania. Peeck, who has been a visible Food and Beverage Consultant also used to be the Vice President Food and Beverage for ITT Sheraton.

Jerry Phelps, formerly the General Manager of the J.W. Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa, is the new General Manager at the Roney Palace Beach Resort in Miami Beach. 

Oliver Rooskens has recently joined the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina as Operations Manager. He was previously the Rooms Manager at Claridges in London. 

Kyle Lott has been appointed Manager of Hotel Operations at Harrah¹s Hotels and Casinos in Las Vegas. Most recently, he was with the Athens Group, developers at the Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach and the Ritz-Carlton at Bachelor Gulch. Lott also was the opening Director of Housekeeping at the Regent Las Vegas and Miami¹s Shore Club.

Patricia Clairmont is leaving Le Méridien Beverly Hills as General Manager. Prior to that, she held for nine years the position of Resident Manager and then as General Manager at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver to become the Managing Director at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Also at Le Méridien Beverly Hills, David Siguaw who was the Director of Sales and Marketing since May 2002, left recently. He was previously with the Park Hyatt Highlands Inn in Carmel. No replacement has been announced for his position.

Jean-Paul Kroese has been appointed Senior Sales Manager of the upcoming Mandarin-Oriental New York. He transfers from sister property The Mark.

Jeffrey Kmiec has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa. Kmiec comes to Nemacolin Woodlands from Benchmark Hospitality at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, where he served as Director of Sales and Marketing. 

Camille Santry has been appointed Director of Corporate and Travel Sales for Fairmont in Washington, DC. She was previously with the St. Regis as Director of Corporate Sales for six years.

Ana Lissa Sison is the new Director of Housekeeping at the Sofitel New York. She replaces Terry Reese who has transferred to the Sofitel San Francisco. Sison previously held a similar position at the Stanhope Park Hyatt New York. 

Steve Moore has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the Carefree Resort & Villas. Prior to that, he was with the Wigwam Resort and Golf Club for eight years, serving as Director of Sales and Director of Sales and Marketing. 

Christian Hellot has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills. Before joining the Crowne Plaza, he spent fourteen years with Marriott. His last position with the company was as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Renaissance Beverly Hills, which is being rebranded a Loews hotel by owner Strategic Capital (who also own the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel) at the end of June.

Tim Paulus is the new Director of Sales and Marketing at the Wyndham Miami. He joins the hotel from the Roney Palace where he held the same position. 

Jodi Carpenter has been appointed Assistant Director of Sales for the Melrose Hotel Washington, DC. She comes to the Melrose from the Westin Great Southern Hotel in Columbus, a Melrose Hotel Company property. 

At New York¹s Carlyle, Gladys Mouton de Stefano has left as Director of Catering. Her successor is Sarah O¹Sullivan, whose background includes the Yale Club and the Waldorf=Astoria.

Janelle Heslop has joined the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole as its opening Director of Food and Beverage. She came from the Four Seasons Vancouver.

Khalid Mirza, who recently opened the Four Seasons Amman as Director of Food and Beverage, will be returning to the Regent Beverly Wilshire in the same capacity. Charles Lennox III had filled Mirza¹s spot a few months following the latter¹s departure to Amman, only to leave it in the spring. 

Tim Tatgenhorst has been named Director of Food & Beverage at Daufuskie Island Club & Resort. He comes to Daufuskie Island Club & Resort from Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, where he was most recently the Food and Beverage Operations Manager. 

Kari Koskela has been appointed at the Four Seasons Vancouver as Director of Food and Beverage. Koskela¹s career began with Four Seasons in 1993 as Assistant Chief Steward, upon graduation from the Ecole Hoteliere Les Roches in Switzerland.

Parag Athavale has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey from the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans where he was the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.

Andrew Stegen has been transferred from the Loews Coronado Beach in San Diego as Executive Assistant Manager to the Loews Santa Monica in a similar position.

Paul Leclerc has been transferred from Executive Assistant Manager at the Loews Santa Monica Beach to General Manager at the Loews Portofino Resort in Orlando. Leclerc takes over from Brian Johnson who is now the General Manager at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson.

Robert Nolan has been appointed Assistant Director of Rooms in charge of the Resort at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. He previously served as Director of Housekeeping and Assistant Front Office Manager in Scottsdale.  Prior to helping open Scottsdale, Nolan served as Assistant Front Office Manager at the Four Seasons Boston.

Ricardo Ramirez has been appointed Assistant Director of Rooms in charge of the Residence Club at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. Prior to that, he was the Front Office Manager, Assistant Housekeeping Director and Communications Manager at the resort. 

Barrie Perks has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles, an Interstate Hotel. Perks comes from the Inter-Continental Dallas.

At Le Méridien Boston long-time Executive chef Mark Sapienza is leaving to take over with some partners bean town¹s Bay Tower. His successor is Dan Kenny, who has been at the hotel for several years. He had been Sapienza¹s Executive Sous Chef until last year when he opted to be the Chef de Cuisine at Julien, the hotel¹s fine dining restaurant.

Uwe Roehricht has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Kura Hulanda in Curacao. He takes over from Enrico Lindenhahn. Most recently, Roehricht served as Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Food and Beverage at the Tremont Plaza in Baltimore.

Daniel Post-Kennedy, former Director of Restaurants at The Pierre, and Restaurant Manager at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, is now Director of Restaurants at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, in Durham, North Carolina.

Robert Fabiano has joined USA Parking System as Vice President of Hotel Operations after a 29-year career with Marriott Hotels and Resorts. 

Robert Kramm also joined USA Parking System following a 25-year hotel and resort management career. Kramm will be the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently the General Manager of the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Kramm is better known in the industry as the long-term former General Manager of the Pier is 66 Resort & Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

Michel Re has been appointed Executive Chef at Bally¹s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He was previously Executive Sous Chef at the Paris Hotel and Casino. Bruno Egea, who was previously the Executive Sous-Chef in charge of banquets, has been promoted to his position.

At the Peninsula Chicago, opening Executive Chef Gerhard Doll has moved on, but is staying with the group. Doll is now the Executive Chef at the Peninsula Manila. His successor in Chicago is his former Executive Sous Chef Terry Crandall, who was part of the hotel¹s opening team. Crandall came from Four Seasons Hotels where he has held the position of Executive Sous Chef.

Vincent Cachot has been appointed Executive Chef at the Sofitel San Francisco. Prior to joining the Sofitel, Cachot was at the Sol Kerzner¹s Ocean Club in the Bahamas as Executive Sous-Chef.

Martin Michalik has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Lyford Cay Club in the Bahamas, where he will be taking over from Michael Murphy. Michalik is currently the Food and Beverage Manager at the Aerie Resort and Spa, a Relais & Chateau on Vancouver Island. 

At the Peninsula Chicago, Richard Chen has been promoted to the position of Manager & Chef de Cuisine of Shanghai Terrace. He had been the Chef de Cuisine at the restaurant since its opening. Chen almost left the Peninsula to accept an offer in Philadelphia, when his superiors came up with this new opportunity. 

David Cohen is the new Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage at New York¹s Roosevelt, replacing John Higgins, who moved to the Waldorf=Astoria. Cohen comes from Marriott where he was recently unassigned after serving as Executive Assistant Manager at the JW Marriott Rhiga Royal.

Merril Yu has left his position of Executive Director at The Mansion at the MGM Grand, to join C3 (Customer Contact Corporation) a boutique consulting company specializing in training and development work. Existing clients include Four Seasons and Mandarin-Oriental.

Christophe Le Metayer, formerly Sous Chef at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Dining Room of the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, has been named Chef de Cuisine of the Café at the same property.

Jérome Fernandes will be the new Executive Sous-Chef at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans under Executive Chef Eric Branger. Most recently, he held the same position at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.

At the Four Seasons San Francisco, Jeremy Emmerson took over from Michael Goodman as Executive Chef. Emmerson, the founder/editor of GlobalChefs.com joined Four Seasons in 1990 and was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. As for Michael Goodman, he moved to Las Vegas to replace Wolfgang Von Wieser as Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Las Vegas.

Marion Anderson has joined the Fairmont Chateau Whistler as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to that, she worked with Tourism Whistler as Senior Sales Manager. Her past experience also includes Director of Sales with Crown Resort Accommodations in Whistler and Director of Sales at the Edmonton Convention and Tourism Authority. 

Keith Hess has been named General Manager of the soon-to-open (2004) Hilton Omaha.  Hess most recently served as General Manager of the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Omaha, a position he has held since early 2002.

Samuel Fish has been appointed Executive Chef at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.  Fish was the Executive Chef at the Grace Bay Club in the Turks and Caicos, prior to acting as private chef on private luxury yachts.

Europe
Our sincere apologies to Patrice Glogg, General Manager of Orient-Express' Quinta Do Lago in Portugal. He did not, as we mistakenly reported last month, leave Orient-Express to re-join the Vista Palace. He is doing very well at Quinta Do Lago, where he plans on staying for years to come. We had mixed him up with a former colleague of his, Jean-Pierre Hall, who re-joined the Vista Palace in October after a two-year stint in Mauritius. Hall used to be the General Manager of Villa Belrose in St. Tropez, a sister property to Vista Palace.

David Walters, formerly the Vice-President Personnel of Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, has been named a Director of Belgravia International Executive Search in London.

Jean-Claude Dumet will take the position of General Manager of the Hotel California Paris Champs-Elysées after six years as Executive General Manager of the Hotel Concorde La Fayette Paris. He replaces Eric Guinebretiere who will move up to the position of Group General Manager for Hôtels et Résidences du Roy.

Gildas Renaux has been appointed General Manager of Los Monteros in Marbella. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados. Renaux is no stranger to Marbella where he used to run Puente Romano.

Simon Wright has started his own restaurant consulting business in London. He is therefore leaving his position of Area Director of Food and beverage for China Grill Management in London, where he oversees food and beverage operations at Ian Schrager¹s St Martin¹s Lane and Sanderson hotels. Prior to joining China Grill Management, Wright spent several years with the Conran Restaurant Group.

Andreas Jersabeck moves as General Manager from the experimental Trafalgar Hilton in London, to the more conventional Watford Hilton. Jersabeck¹s successor at the Trafalgar is Dirk Dalichau.

Philippe Orville has been appointed Regional Director of Human Resources for Le Méridien.  As such, based out of Barcelona, he supervises Human Resources for the company's properties in Southern Europe. Orville previously spent over three years as Director of Human Resources at La Samanna, an Orient-Express property in St Martin.

Jean-Marie Dubos, formerly with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in various positions, is the new Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz Paris. Prior to joining Rosewood, he served as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton San Juan. In Paris, he takes over from Jean-Marie Marcadier who has been promoted to Hotel Manager.

Franck Farneti becomes the General Manager of the Hotel Juana in Juan Les Pins, where Alain Ducasse, many moons ago, earned his first and second Michelin stars before being lured away to Monaco and Three Star glory. Farneti, who used to be the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Carlton InterContinental in Cannes, recently was the Regional Director of Sales for the Boscolo Group.

At ACCOR worldwide headquarters, a few changes: Marco Pimentel, formerly in charge of the budget segment (Motel 6, Formule 1 and the like) becomes Vice President Marketing for the hotel group. Agnes Bourguignon becomes General Director of the Sofitel brand in France.  Patrick Scicard, President of the Lenôtre Restaurant and Catering Division of the group, is additionally put in charge of developing a world-class food and beverage product for Sofitel worldwide.

Olivier Phocas, currently the Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage at the Grand Hôtel de Divonne, a property he joined in 1997, has been hired as Director of Food and Beverage at the Movenpick Geneva, where he will be reporting to General Manager Gérard Hotelier.

Yannick Decelle is the new Chef at the luxe Villa Gallici in Provence, which is part of the Italian Group Baglioni. Decelle just served three years  as  Senior Sous-Chef at the Royal Evian.

Laurence Giordano is the new Chief Concierge at the Four Seasons George Cinq in Paris.  She previously worked as Concierge at the Grand Hotel in Rome (a St Regis property) and at the St. Regis New York. 

Rosewood and the Badrutt family of St. Moritz have decided to go their separate ways. The landmark Badrutt Palace is now again operated as an independent Leading Hotel of the World.

Serge Gatinel has been named General Manager at the Chateau de Valencay. One of the most spectacular castles in France, Valencay does not have guestrooms but offers full food and beverage services in addition to being a museum. Gatinel was until a few months ago the General Manager of the Bora Bora Eden Beach Hotel. He also ran, for the same company, the Hanakee Hive Oa Pearl Lodge in the Marquesas.

Asia and the Pacific
Al Wymann, Group director of operations China for Shangri-La passed away at home in Beijing, he was 58 years old.

Neil Jacobs has been promoted to Senior Vice President Operations Asia/Pacific for Four Seasons. Jacobs started with the company as General Manager at the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Bali. He was most recently a Regional Vice President, Asia, as well as the General Manager of the Four Seasons Singapore.

Christopher Norton, a graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, will take over as Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Four Seasons Singapore from Neil Jacobs. Most recently the General Manager of the Four Seasons Bali (with regional responsibilities over the Four Seasons Bali Sayan and the Four Seasons Maldives), Norton originally joined the company in 1989 in Montreal.

John O'Sullivan has been appointed General Manager of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. He started his Four Seasons career as Hotel Manager in Training in Chicago, then was off to the Four Seasons Resort Aviara, and then was promoted to General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence. 

Wolfgang Krueger has been promoted by Shangri-La from Executive Assistant Manager of the Shangri-La Makati to General Manager of the Shangri-La Edsa Plaza. Both hotels are located in Manila.

Peter Wynne leaves the Lemuria Resort in the Seychelles to open the Taj Faluknama Palace in India.

At Rosewood¹s Dharmawangsa in Jakarta, Gert Kopera takes over from Luis Fernandes as Managing Director. Fernandes is being transferred by Rosewood to Las Ventanas in Mexico, where he fills the spot left vacant by Ed Steiner.

Dilip Mukundan has joined the Mandarin-Oriental Hotel Group as the Regional Director of Sales-South East Asia. He was previously with Ritz-Carlton.

Patrick Hardy has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Saujana. He originally joined the Hyatt Regency Kuwait in July 1984 as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. Hardy was appointed Manager of the Grand Hyatt Taipei in November 1992 and General Manager in April 1995.  His most recent appointment was as Director - South Asia/General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Delhi.

Nicholas Heath has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. Heath, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Portsmouth Polytechnic in England, completed the Engineering Corporate Training program with Hyatt Regency Crystal City and Grand Hyatt Taipei prior to his appointment as Assistant Director of Engineering at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok in December 1991. By 1999 he had risen to the position of General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Surabaya. 

Rizal Kasim has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Surabaya. Kasim, a graduate of the Bali Hotel School, joined Hyatt International in March 1992 as Assistant Manager - Front Office at Grand Hyatt Bali. 

Murray Aitken has been promoted by Raffles International to the position of Executive Assistant Manager for Raffles, The Plaza Singapore. His successor as Director of Food and Beverage is Adrian Wong, who was formerly the Director of the Raffles City Convention Centre. Aitken reports directly to Markland Blaiklock, President of Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

Corey Waite is the new Executive Chef at Three Palms on Maui. Prior to that, he held for nine years the position of Executive Chef at Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Daniel Wood has been appointed Executive Chef at the Hong Kong Regal Airport.  He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Sonesta Beach Resort and Villas on Anguilla.

Christina Miram Purba has been named Director of Sales for the Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Sayan. She originally joined the company in 2001.

Erik Berger will be the new Executive Chef at Luna Café in Shanghai. He was previously in the same position at Marmalade in Singapore.

Hervé Potus is the new Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons Singapore. He previously worked in a similar position at the Four Seasons Cairo. Potus began his career with Four Seasons Regent in 1999 as Executive Pastry Chef at the Regent Kuala Lumpur. 

Middle East and Africa
Doug Housley is the new General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, taking over for John O¹Sullivan. He began his Four Seasons career in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Chicago and just recently was the Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence.

Munir Ahmed has been appointed area Director/General Manager of Grand Hyatt Muscat. He began his career with Hyatt in 1988.

Laurent Allereau has been appointed Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons Amman. Most recently, he served as Executive Pastry Chef at the Residence in Tunis. Allereau was also the Pastry Chef at Restaurant Paul Bocuse and Léon de Lyon.

Anthony Tyler, a graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, is taking over from Khalid Mirza as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Amman. Tyler transfers from the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, where he held the same position for over two years. Mirza is coming back to the Regent Beverly Wilshire as Director of Food and Beverage, a position he had held there prior to opening the Four Seasons Amman. 


 
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Also See:
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / May 2003
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / April 2003
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / March 2003
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Feb 2003
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Jan 2003
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Dec 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Nov 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Oct 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What - the Americas / June 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / May 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / April 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / Feb 2002
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / December 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / November 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / June 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / May 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / April 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What  / February 2001
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What  / Nov 2000
 
 

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