|Philip Kendall has been appointed Director of Operational Support at
Auberge Resorts. Kendall had most recently been the Managing Director at
Meadowood. A respected food and beverage expert, he was Vice President
of Food and Beverage for Starwood following several years in the capacity
Jeffrey Jacobs has joined Prime Hospitality as Executive Vice President.
He will be in charge of Wellesley Inns and all full service hotels. He
replaces Steven Kronick who had joined Prime in 1989. Jacobs, who recently
operated L’Escale in Connecticut, is a former General Manager of the Adam’s
Mark St. Louis.
Becka Chester has been named Vice President of Interior Design for Hilton
Hotels Corporation. Chester was most recently with SFA Design.
At Harrah’s, Jillian Murphy is the successor to Scott Nasser as Corporate
Director of Hotel Operations. She moves up from the position of Vice President
Hotel Operations at Harrah’s Tahoe. Prior to joining the company she was
the General Manager of Mohonk Mountain House.
Jack Miller has transferred to the Intercontinental Miami as General
Manager, taking over for the retiring Fred de Roode. A long-time Intercontinental
General Manager, Miller comes from the Intercontinental Houston.
William Plegt has been appointed General Manager of the Intercontinental
Houston. Prior to this appointment, Plegt was the General Manager of the
Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino. He had originally joined
the company in 1984 at the Barclay Intercontinental New York. In Houston,
he takes over from Jack Miller.
Sean Maddock is the new General Manager at the Arizona Biltmore for
KSL Resorts. A former Shangri-La executive, he transfers from the same
position at the Claremont Resort and Spa, a property he had joined in April.
At the Biltmore, he replaces Stephen Ast, who left the company. At the
Claremont, Victor Woo, Director of Marketing, is filling in as Interim
Marco Selva is the new General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne,
replacing Michael Carsch, who left the company. Selva was most recently
the opening General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Angella
Reid comes from the Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC to replace Selva as General
Manager in Coconut Grove.
Martein van Wagenberg returns to Rosewood’s Little Dix Bay as Managing
Director. Van Wagenberg previously worked at the resort in 1995 as Food
and Beverage Director. For the past eight years, he was the General Manager
of the Grace Bay Club in the Turks & Caicos.
Andreas Nauheimer has been appointed General Manager of the Hyatt Regency
Santiago. Nauheimer had rejoined Hyatt International in October 1997 as
Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Grand Hyatt Seoul
and was most recently the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Mumbai.
Malcolm Thompson has been appointed General Manager of the Park Hyatt
Los Angeles. Thompson joined Hyatt in 1984 at the Hyatt Regency Sydney
and was most recently the General Manager of the Park Hyatt Tokyo. In Los
Angeles, he replaces Ulrich Samietz, now the General Manager of the Hyatt
Eric Adame has been named General Manager of the Hotel ICON in Houston.
He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Scottsdale Resort &
Conference Center and prior to this was the Director of Rooms at the Royal
Palms Hotel and Casitas.
Felix Murillo has transferred to the Four Seasons Mexico City as Hotel
Manager. Murillo was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at
the Four Seasons Miami.
Michael Glick is the new General Manager of the Publick House Historic
Inn and Country Motor Lodge in Massachusetts. Glick, a graduate of Johnson
& Wales started his hospitality career at the Omni Hotel in Providence,
moved on to Le Méridien Boston (now the Langham) and was most recently
at the Colonnade for two years.
Charles Burton has been named Hotel Manager at the Homestead. Burton,
who has served as Rooms Division Manager since 2000, began his hospitality
career at the Homestead’s sister property, Barton Creek Resort.
Oliver Key joined the Fairmont Orchid as Hotel Manager. Key originally
joined Fairmont six years ago at the Plaza in New York and was previously
the Director of Food and Beverage at the Fairmont San Francisco.
Jim Oliver has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton New
Orleans, where he was the Executive Assistant Manager, Rooms Division.
Steven Shaefer has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton
Amelia Island. He transfers from his current position as General Manager
of the Ritz-Carlton Jupiter Golf Club.
Richard Jardin has left the Garrett Hotel Group after being on the opening
team of both the Willcox and Seeger's at the Willcox. He is now the General
Manager of the Inn at Dos Brisas in Texas.
At Houston’s Hotel Derek, John Boulware has joined as Director of Operations.
Boulware previously served as Hotel Manager and Controller of Hotel Icon.
Jonathan Wise is returning to Greenwich’s tony Delamar as Director of
Marketing. Wise was most recently the General Manager of Villa del Sol
in Mexico. Until 2002, he had been the Director of Hotel Operations for
Greenwich Hospitality, Delamar’s owning company.
The Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort has appointed James Moss as Director
of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Moss served as the Director of Sales
at the Phoenician and as Director of Group Sales at the Westin Innisbrook
Resort in Florida, both Starwood properties.
The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa announced the addition
of Jim Miller to its executive staff as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.
Miller was most recently involved in the real estate market in Atlanta.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced that Michael Krouse has joined
the company in Virginia as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, West Coast.
Prior to joining Interstate, Krouse was the Director of Sales and Marketing
at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles and had spent the previous ten
years with Hilton Hotels Corporation.
At the Waldorf-Astoria, Jo-Anne Budge has left after seven years as
Director of Human Resources. Her successor is Christine Ferone who was
promoted from within. Prior to going the Waldorf-Astoria, Ferone was the
Director of Human Resources at the Regency, also in New York.
Tanya Wagner has transferred to the Four Seasons Miami as Director of
Food and Beverage, replacing Felix Murillo. Wagner was in the same position
at the Four Seasons Prague. Michael Weil transfers to Prague from the Four
Seasons Resort Maldives to take over for Wagner.
Bruno Roulleux has joined Le Méridien Chicago as Director of
Food and Beverage. Roulleux was most recently in the same position at the
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa in Vermont and the Grove Isle Hotel
Bob Khalifé has been promoted from Guest Services Manager to
Food and Beverage Manager at Rosewood’s Mansion on Turtle Creek.
Mario Barroso is the new Director of Engineering at the very-soon-to-open
Setai in Miami. He had previously been in the same position at the Roney
Palace, which has closed. Barroso also served as Group Director of Engineering
at Island Outpost.
At Santa Barbara’s soon-to-open Hotel Andalucia, Sherry Stimatzwas has
been named Director of Catering and Lindsey Bacciarini-Collard is National
Sales Manager. Stimatzwas was most recently the Catering Sales Manager
at San Ysidro Ranch and Bacciarini-Collard comes from Fess Parker's Doubletree
Paul Sant has been appointed Executive Chef at Dolce Tarrytown House
He takes over from Chris Hettinger who becomes the Director of Evening
Operations. Sant, an Australian, recently served as the Executive Chef
of the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami.
Nathan Logan has joined the soon-to-open Giacomo New York as Executive
Chef. Logan was previously the Executive Chef at Steven and Thalia Loffredo’s
Zoë. Prior to relocating to New York, Logan was the Executive Chef
of Pazzo in Portland, a Kimpton Restaurant.
Jonathan Pflueger joins Rancho Valencia as Executive Chef. Pflueger
was most recently a Partner at Hush and previously a Chef at Montage Resort
and Spa both in Laguna Beach.
The Intercontinental Houston has named Peter Laufer its new Executive
Chef. He joins the hotel from the Intercontinental Miami where he was the
Executive Banquet Chef. In Houston, he replaces Bixente Pery, who is now
the Executive Chef at the new Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta.
Graham Elliot Bowles is the new Chef de Cuisine for Avenues at the Peninsula
Chicago. Bowles was most recently at the Jackson House Inn in Woodstock,
Vermont, where his work earned him a spot among Food and Wine’s Top Ten
Chefs 2004. His resume includes stints at the Mansion on Turtle Creek,
Charlie Trotter’s and Tru.
After three years, Laurent Gras has left San Francisco’s Fifth Floor.
Melissa Perello, formerly of Charles Nob Hill, will be taking over following
Thomas Atkins is the new Executive Chef at Center on the Grove in Boise.
Atkins comes from L’Auberge Del Mar.
Leslie Revsin, 59 sadly passed away. The first woman to achieve the
title of Chef at the Waldorf=Astoria, she will also be remembered for her
own Restaurant Leslie in the West Village and for kitchen posts at 24 Fifth
Avenue, Bridge Café, and Argenteuil. Her last restaurant job was
at the Inn at Pound Ridge.
Renaud Le Rasle is Chef Partner at Rêve in New York. Le Rasle
was formerly the private chef to Daniel Wildenstein. He also was the Chef
at the short-lived Medi at Rockefeller Center, along with Consulting Chef
Roger Vergé. It was at the late Russian tea Room that Le Rasle made
his name until if was shuttered in the summer of 2002.
In Chicago, Dale Levitsky has taken over as Executive Chef at Trio,
replacing Grant Achatz. Levitsky was most recently the chef at La Tâche.
Achatz, a former Sous Chef at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, made his
name at Trio. He will be opening his own restaurant, to be called Alinea.
After a brief three-month stint as Executive Banquet Chef at the newly
renovated Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Matthew Zubrod returns to the Ritz-Carlton
Club in Aspen as Executive Chef.
Morne Van Antwerp joins Cotton House as Executive Chef. He hops over
from the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa where he was the Executive
Chef for the newly added French Village for the past two years.
Lee Parson the former Executive Chef of the Prince of Wales Hotel in
Niagara-on-the-Lake continues his career as Executive Chef at the Wedgewood
Hotel in Vancouver. Parson began his career at Claridges’ in London.
Brian Schoenbeck has joined the Peninsula Chicago as Pastry Chef. He
was most recently at the Greenbrier and Carrie Nahabedian’s Naha in Chicago.
Irina Kogan has joined the Mark Mandarin-Oriental as Pastry Chef. Kogan,
a native of the Ukraine, was most recently the Pastry Chef at Rick Moonen’s
Gregory Castells has joined Bastide in Los Angeles as Sommelier, replacing
Christophe Rolland who has left to join Maison Leroy in San Francisco.
Castells comes from Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia where he was the Head Sommelier.
He was previously at La Terrasse in Juan Les Pins and La Palme d’Or in
David Phillips has been promoted from Front Office Manager to Assistant
Rooms Division Director at the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Over the past ten
years, he has held management positions in both food and beverage and rooms
at Kiawah Island Resorts, the St. Regis Aspen and the Phoenician.
Edward Goff has left his position as Director of Reservations at the
Four Seasons Newport Beach to take on the same position at the Millennium
Biltmore in Los Angeles. Richard Gonzales is his successor at the Four
Ann Joyce, Chief Concierge of the Park Hyatt Los Angeles for the past
nine years, has assumed the role of Chief Concierge at the Regent Beverly