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Global Update: Whos Where and Doing What
July 2003
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Gérard Van Grinsven, General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn, has been promoted to Vice President & Area General Manager. In addition to the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn, he will have Area oversight for Ritz-Carlton Hotels in St. Louis and Cleveland. A Dutchman, Van Grinsven started his career with Ritz-Carlton in 1994 at the Ritz-Carlton Seoul as Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage.

Christian Mari has been appointed General Manager at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. He will be taking over from George Cook who will retire in August concluding a 34-year career with Marriott and Renaissance. Mari, a 1973 Cornell Hotel graduate, transfers from the 1,400-room Philadelphia Marriott.

Bunty Ahamed has been appointed General Manager at the Sheraton Wildhorse Resort and Spa in Phoenix. He takes over from Allen Kramme who left the company. Ahamed was previously the General Manager of the Phoenician and held the same position at the Westin Mission Hills.

Philip Kendall, former Vice President Food and Beverage for Starwood, and, prior to that, Hyatt, will be Meadowood's new Managing Director, as of early August.

Wanda Chan has been appointed General Manager at the Warwick New York. Most recently, she served as Executive Assistant Manager and acting General Manager at Swissôtel New York, the Drake. Chan, who holds an MBA from UC Irvine, started her hotel career in 1983 at Honolulu¹s Halekulani.

Steven Schaefer has been promoted to General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Jupiter Golf Club from his former position as Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Naples.

David Smith has been named General Manager of the Hilton Cancun Beach & Golf Resort in Mexico. Most recently, he served as Resident Manager for both the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and the Hilton New Orleans Airport, a position held since 1996. 

Meg Galletti has been named Vice President of Human Resources at the Turning Stone Casino Resort. Galletti, a former Vice President Human Resources for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, also served in senior human resources positions for Four Seasons.

Nicolas Daeppen has left the Helmsley Park Lane in New York where he was the General Manager & Vice President Operations for Helmsley Hotels. Prior to that, he served as Resident Manager at the Swissôtel New York for over two years.

Mark Tamis has left the Four Seasons Newport Beach where he was the Hotel Manager to become the General Manager of the Delano in Miami Beach. He began his career with Four Seasons in 1988 at the Four Seasons Dallas. After a stint in Santa Barbara he left the company very briefly to open his own restaurant, and then rejoined the Four Seasons Santa Barbara and was soon after promoted to the Four Seasons Nevis as Hotel Manager.

Taking over from Tamis as Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Newport Beach is Tom Roelens. Roelens had joined the hotel four months ago as its Director of Food and Beverage, transferring from the temporarily shuttered Regent of Jakarta, where he was the Executive Assistant Manager.

Todd Iacono will be the new General Manager of Stephen Hanson¹s soon-to-open  (2004) Hotel James in Scottsdale. He was previously the General Manager at Eric Goode¹s hip Maritime Hotel in New York.

James Horsman has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Nine Zero in Boston. He will take over from Janne Clare who moved to Avalon in Beverly Hills. Horsman who also held various positions for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for twelve years, was most recently the General Manager of the Adam¹s Mark Buffalo. His successor there is Raynard Lawler, who moves up from Hotel Manager at the Adam's Mark St Louis. An eighteen year Hyatt veteran, Lawler also took part in the opening of the Loews Philadelphia.

There is a new Loews (very near) Beverly Hills. The former Renaissance is owned by Strategic Capital, which also owns the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Gary Rohanna is the General Manager of the (near) Beverly Hills property. He began his career with Loews more than ten years ago working in various capacities in several properties including the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, the Metropolitan Hotel and, most recently, the Regency.

Sharon Kilmartin has been named General Manager at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas. She takes over from Michael Spamer who is the new General Manager of the Watergate in Washington DC. Prior to coming to Dallas, Kilmartin held the position of General Manager at the May-Fair InterContinental London.

David Nadelman has been named General Manager of the new Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District. He started his career in 1980 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. He then served in management positions at several Hyatt properties, before his current position at the Hyatt Regency Boston. Also at the Hyatt Regency Boston, Irby Morvant has been named Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hyatt Regency Cleveland.

At the Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados, Romana Heeg has been appointed General Manager of the 96-room Colony Club Hotel. Prior to her appointment, Heeg was the General Manager of Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda. She also served as Executive Assistant Manager of Little Dix Bay.

Alain Tsui has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara. He had been working at the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as the Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage since pre-opening in March of 2001. Prior to that, he was the Director of Food and Beverage at the Regent Hong Kong (now the InterContinental Hong Kong) for almost four years.

Pierre Albaladejo has been appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad. He will be replacing Pascal Vignau who left to open his own restaurant. Most recently, Albaledejo worked in a similar position at the Four Seasons Maui. Prior to that, he was with Ritz-Carlton for over five years.

Jorge Moran has recently been appointed Food and Beverage Director at Mayan Peñasco in Sonora, Mexico. He was until a few months ago the Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Punta Mita. 

Cristina Romero-Peri has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at One&Only Palmilla, based in Los Angeles. She is replacing Jim Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Romero-Peri rejoins Palmilla¹s Managing Director Ed Steiner who was her Managing Director at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. Sue Laing, Director of Group Sales for Palmilla, has also left the company.

Ellen Sinclair has been promoted to the position of Regional Vice President for Benchmark Hospitality. Before joining Benchmark, Sinclair was General Manager of the Radisson Hotel & Suites of Fairfield, New Jersey.

Cecilia Moore has been appointed Director of Human Resources at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. She transfers from the former Four Seasons Seattle where she held the same position.

Frank Spielvogel has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Miami. Previously, he worked in a similar position at the Swissôtel Chicago.

Peggy Thompson will be joining the Four Seasons Austin as Director of Marketing from the former Four Seasons Seattle where she has been the Director of Marketing for the past two years.

Ed Gunderson has been appointed General Manager at the St. Anthony, a Wyndham Hotel. Most recently, he served as General Manager at the Tutwiler, a Wyndham Historic Hotel in Birmingham. His tenure with Wyndham began in 1993 when he served as Hotel Manager of the Wyndham Midtown in Atlanta.

Mario Cuevas joins the St. Anthony as Hotel Manager after serving as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Wyndham Arlington-DFW Airport South. Prior to that, Cuevas was Director of Food and Beverage outlets at the Wyndham Arlington.

Fredrik Nyborg will be taking over as Director of Food and Beverage at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. He is leaving the Adams Mark Buffalo, which he joined as Director of Food and Beverage a year ago. Nyborg also worked for Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, Shanghai and Osaka. At Sofitel, he will be replacing Doris Timmen who is leaving the company.

Richard Sorensen has been promoted to the position of Room Division Director at the Four Seasons Carmelo. He has been with Four Seasons since 1994 when he joined the Four Seasons Vancouver as Assistant Front Office Manager.

David Mason is the new Director of Engineering at the Four Seasons Newport Beach. He is transferring from the former Four Seasons Seattle, where he began his Four Seasons career in 1999 as the Assistant Director of Engineering.

Joshua Brown has been appointed Director of Sales at Lajitas Resort in Rio Grande, Texas. He was previously the National Sales Manager for Omni Hotels in Texas and Southern California. He began his career in 1987 at the Four Seasons Dallas, where he stayed for four years.

Brian Butterworth has been appointed Director of Rooms at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. He replaces Michael Sharlet who moved on to the Four Seasons Atlanta in the same capacity. Most recently, Butterworth was the Assistant Director of Rooms and then was promoted to Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Olympic in Seattle where he worked for two years. The Olympic is no longer a Four Seasons hotel. Sharlet originally joined the Beverly Wilshire as its Front office Manager.

Ivor Williams has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Culver in Culver City. Most recently, he worked for six years as the General Manager of the Westwood Pacific Hotel in Los Angeles.

Roland Venturini will be in charge of Food and Beverage Operations at Chateau du Sureau in Oakhurst, California. Venturini was until fairly recently the Food and Beverage Director at the Hotel Bel-Air.

Rowena Jurado has been appointed National Travel Industry Sales Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. She most recently was at Ian Schrager¹s Clift, where she served as a Sales Manager.

Tim Estes has been appointed Director of Hotel Operations for the Grand Teton Lodge Company. He previously was the Chicago-based Midwest and Mountain Region Director of Operations for the Kimpton Hotel Group. He also held the position of General Manager and Partner of the Peery Hotel in Salt Lake City.

George Sotelo has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the soon-to-reopen One&Only Palmilla. Prior to joining Palmilla, he was the Executive Assistant Manager/Director of Food & Beverage for the Sonesta Beach Resort Key Biscayne. Sotelo has also held executive positions with the Hotel InterContinental New York and the Grand Bay Hotel Miami.

Volker Brunk has been appointed to the Grenada Grand Beach Resort & Convention Center as Sales Director. Previously, he was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Andel¹s Hotel Prague and then a Sales Director for Steigenberger.

Linda Rubin has been appointed National Sales Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Tyson¹s Corner. Rubin was previously Director of Group Sales at the Hay-Adams.

Director of Marketing Denise Chapman is transferring from the Claremont Resort & Spa to the same position at La Costa Resort & Spa. Both the Claremont and La Costa are KSL Resorts. Prior to joining the Claremont, Chapman worked as Director of Marketing at the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, now a Fairmont hotel.

Alex Gomez has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Warwick New York. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of Sales at Swissôtel New York the Drake.

Toby Reivant has left the position as Restaurant Manager at the Auberge du Soleil. His successor is Stephen Judge, formerly the General Manager at Roxanne¹s in Larkspur and a former Major Domo at Masa¹s. Before joining the Auberge du Soleil, Reivant held the position of Director of Restaurants at the St. Regis Los Angeles.

David Bodette has left his position of Director of Food and Beverage at the Auberge du Soleil. He was previously in the same position at the Grand Hyatt Elliott Seattle.

David Taylor has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Le Méridien Boston. A 23-year veteran of hotel sales and marketing, Taylor has held numerous positions at Swissôtel/Raffles International during eight of the past ten years.  Most recently he spent a year in London as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, UK, which included sales and marketing efforts for Raffles Brown¹s Hotel and Swissôtel The Howard.

Brad Packer, formerly of Island Outpost in Miami, has been appointed Director of Public Relations at Noble House Hotels and Resorts in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Olivier Heuchenne, formerly the Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, has been appointed Area Director of Food and Beverage for China Grill Management / Ian Schrager Hotels in London. As such, he oversees such operations as Asia de Cuba and Tuscan at St Martin¹s Lane, as well as Spoon+ (a joint venture with Alain Ducasse) at Sanderson¹s. 

Pascal Féraud is the Executive Chef of Spoon+ at Ian Schrager's Sanderson in London. Féraud was picked by Spoon+ concept developer Alain Ducasse, following a four-year tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Paris' tony Maison Blanche restaurant.

After over fifteen years with Hyatt International, Alan Love has been appointed Regional Director of Marketing of Hilton's two Conrad properties in Ireland, the Conrad International Dublin and the Conrad Mount Juliet. Love¹s most recent position was Regional Director of Marketing for South America for Hyatt International.

Tracy Fitz has been named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hotel Derek in Houston. Fitz came from the Lake Austin Spa Resort. Fitz also held the Sales and Marketing positions at the Omni Houston Hotel and the St. Regis Houston.

Also at the Hotel Derek, David Gugino has been named Director of Catering. Gugino was the General Manager of the Courtyard on St. James and Director of Catering at Houston¹s St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton.

Fred Ruiz has been appointed Executive Chef at the CasaMagna
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort. Previously, Ruiz was Executive Chef at the Denver Marriott Southeast. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chef at the Chicago Marriott. 

Didier Ageorges has been appointed Executive Chef at Chalk Hill Vineyard. Most recently, he worked as Terrace Restaurant Chef at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.

Jean-Marie Auboine has been appointed recently Executive Pastry Chef at the Hotel Presidente Inter-Continental in Mexico City. He was previously the Pastry Chef at La Pyramide in Vienne.

Jordi Blist will be the Executive Chef at New Spanish Concepts, which includes a Tapas Restaurant, a Spanish Fine Dining Restaurant, a Traditional Spanish Pastry Shop and Specialty Retail in Miami. Previously, he had spent five years with Ritz-Carlton in Barcelona, Cancun and Key Biscayne as Chef de Cuisine.

Nicolas Legret has been appointed Executive Sous Chef at the Sofitel Washington, DC. He will be replacing Anthony Clemot who has left the company to open his own restaurant. Prior to that, Legret held the same position at Le Mas Perrier in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Eric Cousin has been appointed at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi as Executive Sous-Chef. Prior to that, he served as Executive Sous Chef at New York's Plaza for three years. He will be rejoining Executive Chef Joseph Friel who used to be the Banquet Chef at the Plaza.

Todd Sicolo is already leaving his position of Executive Chef at Little Dix Bay. He was previously in a similar position at La Costa in Carlsbad, also for a mere few months.

Christian Kasseck, formerly the Executive Chef at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, has been appointed Banquet Chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Kasseck began his career at the Berkeley in London as Chef de Partie, and worked for Ritz-Carlton in Boston, Atlanta, Rancho Mirage and Palm Beach in various culinary positions.

Toni Robertson is the new Executive Chef at the St. Regis Los Angeles. She took over from Jesse Lapitan. Most recently, she helped develop a new Pan Asian restaurant concept position for the Darden Restaurant Group in Orlando. Robertson was also, for four years, the Corporate Executive Chef for Wine Country Hotels, a company, which owned and operated the Sonoma Mission Inn and Ventana.

Phil Evans is the new Executive Chef at the St. Regis Aspen. He comes from the St. Regis Houston, where he was Executive Sous-Chef. He replaces Kevin Maguire, who moved on to the Tides Inn in Virginia.

Robert Rechterman, formerly of the Hilton Short Hills, is now the Director of Food & Beverage of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Boston.

Walter Plendner is the new Executive Chef at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. He comes from the New York Marriott World Trade Center, where he was also the Executive Chef. Plendner had started in the now razed hotel when it opened as the Vista International New York.

Olivier de Saint Martin is the new Chef/Owner at the Caribou Café in Philadelphia. De Saint Martin and his wife Barbara are taking the restaurant over from Bruno Pouget.

Brian Ehrlich has been appointed Director of New Acquisitions at the Kor Hotel Group. He joins Kor after more than eight years at Secured Capital Corporation.

Janne Clare has been named General Manager at Kor's Avalon. Previously, she held the same position at the Hotel Nine Zero in Boston, which she opened. Prior to joining Nine Zero, she spent fifteen years for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in various positions.

Maurizio Trinchera has been appointed Food and Beverage Director at the Estrella Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. Previously, he worked in Food and Beverage in various properties such as Caffe'torino Ristorante, the Little Nell, Farfalla and La Baita in Aspen.

Josh Thomsen, Chef de Cuisine at Simon Kitchen & Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is leaving.  He has been appointed Executive Sous Chef at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Previously, he was the Executive Sous Chef at the Mansion at the MGM Grand. Prior to that, Thomsen was Chef de Cuisine at the Hotel Bel-Air and Chef de Partie at the French Laundry.

Brad Pustilnik, a hotel graduate from Cornell, has been appointed Regional Director of Sales at Four Seasons' Atlanta Worldwide Sales Office. He began his career with Four Seasons in 1996 and spent the last two years at the Four Seasons Atlanta.

Daphne Higa has been appointed Pastry Chef at the Hotel Del Coronado. She previously worked in Hawaii at the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons Maui.

Dalo de La Paz has been promoted from Assistant Pastry Chef to Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons Washington, DC. He started his Four Seasons career at the Four Seasons Maui in 1991.

Europe
Emmanuel Gardinier has been appointed General Manager at Les Crayères in Reims, a Relais & Chateau consistently voted one of the top small luxury hotels in the world. Celebrity Chef-owner Gérard Boyer is retiring. Gardinier recently served as Operations Manager at the Eden Rock in St. Barthélémy.

Eric Vievard will be the new Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche. He is a veteran of Four Seasons, having spent time in London at the Regent, then in Los Angeles, Austin and lately Paris as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage of the Four Seasons George Cinq.

Suzanne Côté-Peover has been appointed Director of Human Resources at the Four Seasons Resort Provence. She previously worked at Euro Disneyland Imagineering as Human Resources Director.

Guy Lindt, a Lausanne graduate, will be the new General Manager at the Eurotel Riviera in Montreux. He will be leaving the same position of the Hotel Club Tremblant in Canada after a four-year tenure.

Lars Wagner has been appointed Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Provence. He comes from the Four Seasons Prague where he was the Hotel Manager.

Peter Takacs has been appointed Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest. He comes from the Hyatt Regency Budapest where he was the Director of Marketing since March 2000. Takacs also logged two years as Director of Sales for the Hilton Prague.

At the Four Seasons Canary Wharf in London, Rachel Begbie has been promoted from Assistant Director of Human Resources to Director of Human Resources. She joined the Four Seasons London in May 1999 as Training Manager.

Alexandre Gaudelet has been appointed Restaurant Manager at the Hôtel Meurice in Paris. He was previously the Restaurant Manager at the Breakers in Palm Beach.

Warren Lavender has been promoted from Assistant Director of Engineering to Director of Engineering at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf. Prior to joining, Lavender worked for both the Eton Town House Group and the Harrington Club as Chief Engineer.

Sebastiano Spriveri is the new Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Canary Wharf. He joined the Four Seasons Milan in 1995 and transferred to the Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence at the beginning of 2001 as Executive Sous Chef.

Attila Gyulai has joined the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest as Food and Beverage Director. He began his career with Four Seasons as an Assistant Restaurant Manager at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara in 1987. He was most recently the Food and Beverage Director at the former Four Seasons Seattle.

Olivier Jacquin is leaving Europcar as Director of Sales and will be joining SAS Radisson International as Vice President Sales and Marketing, in Brussels.

Franz Faeh was recently appointed Executive Chef at the Grand Park Hotel in Gstaad. Prior to that, he was the Executive Chef at Badrutt's Palace in St Moritz. Faeh opted to leave when Rosewood discontinued its management contract on the hotel.

Daniel Leguénan, formerly the Executive Sous Chef at the Westin Turnberry Resort, is now the Executive Chef at the Byblos in Saint Tropez.

Raymond Spitz, who had been the General Manager of Le Mas d'Artigny in Vence for several years, is retiring. His successor is Goran Brkic. Spitz, whose wife Nicole runs the landmark Hôtel Negresco in Nice, is well known in the world of luxe hotels in Europe. As a team, he and his wife were also, for several years the General Managers of France¹s famed Chateau d¹Esclimont.

At London's Grosvenor House, Edward Harvey has joined as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage. Harvey previously logged five years as Director of Food and Beverage at the former Hyatt Carlton Tower, now a Jumeirah International hotel.

Fabrice Blondeau was recently named Director of Food and Beverage at Park Hyatt Vendôme in Paris. Prior to that, he held the position of Hotel Manager at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia. 

At France's gigantic Accorhotels, Marco Pimentel becomes Senior Vice President Marketing. He handles Sofitel personally (assisted by Jacky Tresch and Martine Caron). Under Pimentel, Grégoire Speisel handles marketing for Formule1, Christine Quentin for Etap Hotel, André Carvois for Ibis, Eric de Neef for Mercure, and Dominique Esnault for Novotel.

Asia and the Pacific
Raymond Bickson who joined the century-old Indian Hotels Company (Taj International Hotels) as Executive Director in December 2002, has become the company's new Managing Director. He takes over from R.K. Krishna Kumar, who moves on to Vice-Chairman. Taj is part of one of India¹s largest conglomerates, the Tata Group. For many years, Bickson was the General Manager of the Mark in New York, now a Mandarin-Oriental hotel.

A pan-continental game of musical thrones at Four Seasons, where General Managers Didier Picquot and Guy Rigby switched hotels: Picquot left New York¹s Pierre to the Four Seasons (ex-Regent) Bangkok. Rigby, who had been at the helm of the Bangkok hotel, becomes the top honcho at the Pierre. Picquot is no newbie to Asia, where he worked as Corporate Director of Operations for Peninsula Hotels, following a stint as opening General Manager for the esteemed Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. As for Rigby, he had held the position of Hotel Manager at the former Regent of Hong Kong.

At Starwood Hotels and Resorts French Polynesia, Laurent Voivenel will be leaving the position he had been holding since last winter, as Regional Vice President. A former General Manager of the Royal Méridien Bahrain, Voivenel also opened the Grand Hills Village Hotel and Spa in Lebanon.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald has recently joined Sheila Donnelly & Associates in Honolulu as an Account Executive. She was previously the Director of Special Events and Public Relations at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Antoine Mirza, former Resident Manager at the Sofitel Ambassador Seoul has been appointed General Manager at the Novotel Ambassador Doksan also in Seoul.

Jean-Paul Riby is transferring within Sol Meliá to the Gran Meliá Jakarta as Executive Assistant Manager. Most recently, he held the position of Executive Manager in charge of Food and Beverage at the Meliá Milano.

Nicolas Joanny is the Executive Chef and Partner of the new Les Saisons Restaurant in Singapore. Previously, he worked for Ntermezzo, also in Singapore as Chef de Cuisine. His first stint in Singapore was as Executive Chef of the boutique Duxton Hotel.

Vincent Mercurio will be joining the Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai as Hotel Manager. Mercurio, who is currently Vice President, Human Resources International for Ritz-Carlton, originally joined the company as Director of Human Resources at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta in 1994.

Peter Wong has left the position of Executive Assistant Manager at the Nikko Hong Kong to become the General Manager of the Island Pacific Hotel. Prior to that, he worked as Executive Assistant Manager at the Hotel Miramar, Honk Kong.

Eric Wong has been appointed Director of Finance at the Regent Kuala Lumpur. Most recently, he was at the Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi where he served as Financial Controller. 

Fabrice Rossman has been appointed Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Resort Maui. Prior to that, he was in a similar position at the Four Seasons Vancouver since July 2001. Prior to Vancouver, Rossman was the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Berlin where he started with the company in 1997 under Wolfgang Von Wieser. In Maui, Rossman takes over from Pierre Albaladejo who is becoming the Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Aviara.

Paul Bidgood has recently joined the Hotel Como in Melbourne as General Manager. Previously, he was the Director of Food and Beverage at Le Méridien Grosvenor House for over two years.

Francois Cnockaert has been named General Manager at the Swissôtel Nankai. Until this summer, he was the General Manager of the Hotel Lotte in Seoul. Prior to that, he was the opening General Manager of the Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.

Philippe Guitton is leaving his position of General Manager at the Sheraton Moorea. As of early September, he will be the opening General Manager for the Radisson Tahiti.

Dominique Lapointe has been named General Manager at the Bora Bora Nui Resort. Lapointe thus fills a position left vacant since Jacques Roy, who opened the property, left in the spring to take the helm of the W Honolulu. Lapointe, who has extensive island experience gained in Polynesia and New Caledonia, was until recently with Méridien Hotels, based at their London home office.

Middle East and Africa
Jacques Lollier will be the new Executive Chef at the Hotel Paradis Beachcomber in Mauritius. Until the end of July, he is still the Executive Chef at the Residence Tunis.

Fergus Stewart is moving up from Hotel Manager at Spain's Hyatt Regency La Manga, to General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh. Prior to joining Hyatt, Stewart worked as Hotel Manager at the Landmark (formerly the Regent) in London.

Carlos Velho has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager of Fregate Island in the Seychelles. He joins following a three-year tenure with Orient-Express, most recently as Director of Food and Beverage at the Lapa Palace in Lisbon.


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

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