Kimpton Gray Hotel Appoints Aaron Munson as New Executive Chef
the Kimpton Gray Hotel | January 30, 2023
Richard Pelz Named Property Executive Chef for We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort | March 23, 2023
FORT McDOWELL, Ariz. – March 23, 2023 – In recognition of his significant contributions since opening Ember – the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort’s highly acclaimed restaurant – in October 2020, Chef de Cuisine Richard Pelz has been promoted to Property Executive Chef. In his new leadership role, he will oversee the culinary operations and stewarding departments for the award-winning resort’s six dining outlets (Ember, the Buffet, Ahnala, WKP Sports & Entertainment, the Market, and Daubs) as well as for the Banquet kitchen, in-room dining, poolside food service, and special events at Fort McDowell Adventures, another Enterprise o...
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Welcomes Maggie Mojica as Director of Sales and Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC | March 23, 2023
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (March 2023) – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, the area’s premier luxury resort, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Mojica as the property’s new Director of Sales and Marketing. A dedicated leader with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Maggie will drive the business development and execution of the property’s sales initiatives. “I am looking forward to contributing to the growth of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas alongside a tremendously talented and diverse team,” said Maggie. “The hotel is renown as a premier luxury destination, and I am excited to continu...
Andaz West Hollywood Appoints Kris Phillips as New Director of Sales, Marketing And Events
Andaz West Hollywood | March 23, 2023
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA., (March 23, 2023) – Andaz West Hollywood is excited to announce the appointment of Kris Phillips as the new Director of Sales, Marketing and Events. The property is one of Hyatt’s boutique hotels under the Andaz brand. In his new role, Kris Phillips will primarily oversee and spearhead strategy for sales and marketing, in addition to conducting revenue forecasting, writing business plans, and closely with his team on all events taking place at the art and entertainment-centric property, which is known for being the first hotel on the famous Sunset Strip. “It is our pleasure to welcome Kris to the Andaz West Holly...
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa Appoints Adrian Pulido as New General Manager
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa | March 23, 2023
23 MARCH 2023. DANANG, VIETNAM: Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa has appointed a dynamic new management team as its prepares to reveal a series of essential upgrades that will delight guests and position the resort for an uplifted era of exciting and inspiring hospitality. Mr. Adrian Pulido has become General Manager of this 360-key oceanfront resort, which is nestled directly on the soft sands of Non Nuoc Beach, between the heart of Danang and the UNESCO-listed Hoi An Ancient Town. Originally from Mexico, Adrian is a highly experienced hotel executive who has held leadership roles at high-profile resorts in the Americas, Middle East ...
Hard Rock International Names Colleen Brzozowski Regional Director of Global Sales – Midwest
Hard Rock | March 23, 2023
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 23, 2023/ Hard Rock International announced today the appointment of Colleen Brzozowski, CIS, CITP as Regional Director Global Sales - Midwest. In her new role, Brzozowski will be responsible for building awareness for the iconic Hard Rock brand, developing relationships with key meeting and incentive clients and agencies in her region, and ultimately driving business to the global portfolio. “We’re excited to have Colleen join our Global Sales and Marketing team while we continue to build and expand our brand,” said Danielle Babilino, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Hard Rock Hotels &...
Shadi Suleman Named Senior General Manager for Four Seasons Hotel Doha and Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts | March 22, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the promotion of Shadi Suleman to Senior General Manager. In his new role, he will continue to oversee Four Seasons Hotel Doha and have additional oversight of the upcoming Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar. “It is with great pride that we share the news of Shadi’s promotion to Senior General Manager” says Simon Casson, President, Hotel Operations - Europe, Middle East and Africa for Four Seasons. “Beyond striving for perfection, Shadi’s exposure to numerous operations in the GCC and the Middle East, along with his pre-opening experience, will undoubtedly contribute to th...
The Ritz Paris Appoints Laurent Herschbach as General Manager
The Ritz Paris | March 22, 2023
Paris, March 22, 2023 - The Ritz Paris is pleased to announce that Laurent Herschbach has been appointed General Manager of the hotel. Born in Luxembourg, Laurent Herschbach joined the Ritz Paris in 1997, gradually rising through the ranks, from front desk to Deputy Director of Rooms and, later, Director of Food and Beverage in his 25 years with the hotel. He was fully involved in the reopening of the Ritz Paris in 2016, following a four-year renovation, and has dedicated himself to upholding the House’s quality and sharing its values. He is a committed and passionate ambassador whose talent earned him a promotion to Director of the ...
Lore Group Appoints Two Key Additions to Executive Leadership Team
Lore Group | March 22, 2023
London, March 2023: Lore Group, the London-based hospitality company behind Sea Containers London, Pulitzer Amsterdam and the recently launched One Hundred Shoreditch, have made two key additions to their executive team with Matthew Thomas joining as Chief Operating Officer and Fiona Morgan as Global Director of Sales, Marketing & PR. Matthew Thomas, the group’s new Chief Operating Officer (a role previously held by CEO David Taylor) joins Lore Group from the Timothy Oulton Hospitality Collection where he held the position of CEO. Prior to this Matthew was with Soho House, holding General Manager roles in New York and Istanbul before b...
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Appoints Megan Madrigal as New Director of Marketing
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego | March 22, 2023
San Diego, Calif. (March 22, 2023) – Award-winning Southern California hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, has welcomed Megan Madrigal as director of marketing for the 1,628 room property overlooking the San Diego Bay. Madrigal will also oversee nearby Hyatt San Diego properties Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Madrigal brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to her role, with over 18 years of hospitality leadership roles in San Diego. Most recently, Madrigal served as the director of marketing & business development for Simon Property Group’s international shopping des...
Conrad Nashville Appoints Eumi Koh as General Manager
Northwood Hospitality | March 21, 2023
NASHVILLE (March 21, 2023) – Northwood Hospitality is pleased to announce the appointment of Eumi Koh to lead Conrad Nashville as General Manager of Nashville’s premier luxury hotel. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this incredible team, being part of one of the fastest growing destinations in the United States and to promote the Conrad’s culture of purposeful service, passionately delivered.” Javier Rosenberg, President of Northwood Hospitality shares, “We are excited to welcome Eumi to Nashville and to have her lead the Conrad Nashville. Eumi is a passionate leader who’s driven by her sense of service ...
Billy Boyle Appointed Area Executive Chef of Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis
Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis | March 21, 2023
Memphis, TN (March 2023) – Billy Boyle has been appointed area executive chef of the Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis. In his new role, Boyle oversees all culinary day-to-day operations, banquets and catering, and overarching food and beverage programs for both hotels. With more than 33 years of experience, Boyle’s deep love for the culinary field is rooted in his hometown of Memphis, where growing up eating BBQ pork inspired his palate and passion for the epicurean world. Boyle developed his skill set and knowledge by holding various positions across the globe, including serving as executive c...
Greyfinch Chatham Inn, Formerly the Chatham Highlander Village Inn, Appoints Senior Leadership Ahead of Anticipated Opening
TPG Hotels & Resorts | March 21, 2023
Chatham, Massachusetts: Greyfinch Chatham Inn – the nautical seaside oasis located in the charming small town of Chatham, Massachusetts – is thrilled to announce the appointments of Cletus Pancham to General Manager; Jennifer Simmons to Director of Guest Services; and Anthony Fantaroni to Director of Food and Beverage of sister restaurant, The Wild Goose Tavern, ahead of the renovated property’s opening this June. With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and more than a decade in the role of General Manager, Cletus Pancham brings an extensive skill set to his new pos...
PACIFIC 19 Kona Appoints Katharina Findlay as New General Manager
Springboard Hospitality | March 21, 2023
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (March 21, 2023) – PACIFIC 19 Kona, a new design-forward boutique hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Katharina Findlay as General Manager. In her new role, Findlay will oversee all daily hotel operations at PACIFIC 19 Kona, spanning from guest relations and housekeeping to revenue management and marketing. The 122-room newly reimagined hotel is accepting reservations for April 1, 2023 and beyond, beckoning independent travelers who seek design-centric accommodations and authentic Hawaiian experiences. “With a deep background in hospitality and a passion for exploring Hawaii Island, Katharina Findlay is ...
Rocco Forte Hotels Appoints Richard Cooke as Cluster Managing Director, United Kingdom
Brown’s Hotel | March 20, 2023
March 2023 (London) - Rocco Forte Hotels announces the appointment of Richard Cooke as Cluster Managing Director, United Kingdom. Formerly General Manager of The Balmoral Hotel, the first hotel under the Rocco Forte Hotels flag, Richard will now take leadership responsibility for both The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, and Brown’s Hotel in London. Richard joined the Rocco Forte family in 2016 as General Manager of The Balmoral and brings over three decades of experience in hospitality management across a variety of five-star properties in Canada, USA, South East Asia and China. He has been pivotal in the success of The Balmoral Hotel in ...
Jackson Hole’s Snow King Resort Adds to Executive Leadership Team
Snow King Resort | March 20, 2023
Jackson Hole, Wyoming (March 20, 2023) – Snow King Resort has recently added two new members to their executive leadership team. According to resort General Manager Gregg Fracassa, Marc Boussarie has been appointed Executive Chef and Melissa (MJ) Mosher has been appointed to Spa Director of the resort’s new Grand View Spa. Boussarie has spent the last 8 years in Jackson at various properties including Executive Chef of the historic Wort Hotel and most recently at The Whistling Grizzly at The Wyoming Inn. Prior to moving to Jackson, Boussarie spent 21 years in California in similar culinary and corporate positions throughout San Fr...
Shaner Hotels Promotes David Belknap to Area Executive Chef for Ohio Region
March 17, 2023
AC Hotel Columbus Dublin is happy to announce that Executive Chef David Belknap has been promoted to Area Executive Chef and will be overseeing culinary in the entire Ohio region for Shaner Hotels, an award-winning hospitality and management company. Belknap first joined Shaner back in 2017 to lead the kitchen at Spanish-inspired rooftop lounge and restaurant, VASO at The AC Hotel. This next endeavor for the esteemed chef will take his culinary expertise and vision to new heights and regions, with an emphasized focus on supporting the opening of Shaner’s newest project, AC Dayton and their woodfired rooftop concept, the Foundry, due out in ...
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Promotes Jeremy Degras to Executive Chef
Badrutt’s Palace | March 17, 2023
An iconic destination offering impeccable hospitality for more than 125 years, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is thrilled to announce the promotion of Jeremy Degras from executive sous chef to executive chef. Degras will oversee culinary direction for the hotel’s multiple restaurants and bars, as well as catering services for corporate and leisure events. Prior to Badrutt's Palace, Degras spent more than a decade honing his craft at France’s most revered Michelin-starred restaurants, including Restaurant La Rotonde under chef Philippe Gauvreau, and Restaurant Le Quartier Gourmand under chef Sylvain Gohier. Degras continued to be immersed i...
Younes Atallah Appointed General Manager of New Regent Santa Monica Beach
Regent Hotels & Resorts | March 17, 2023
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (MARCH 17, 2023) – Regent Santa Monica Beach, poised to open late 2023, is pleased to announce the appointment of Younes Atallah as the resort’s general manager. Atallah—awarded Outstanding General Manager of the Year 2022 by California Hotel & Lodging Association—joins Regent Hotels & Resorts to open the first destination in the Americas for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ reimagined upper luxury brand. He will oversee the launch and operations of the beachfront resort. “With an exciting opening ahead, we are honored to welcome Younes Atallah to Regent Hotels & Resorts,” shares Peter Clarke, Vice Pre...
Oceans Edge Resort & Marina Appoints Kevin Croke as New General Manager
Oceans Edge Resort & Marina | March 17, 2023
Key West, FL (March 2023) - Oceans Edge Resort & Marina, located in historic Key West, FL, has welcomed a new General Manager, Kevin Croke. With 30 years of lifestyle, luxury, and independent hotel and conference center management experience, Croke brings a unique blend of operations, sales, and marketing expertise that has positioned his various hotels for positive and profitable growth. Having successfully guided properties in major markets such as New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Palm Beach, Croke’s early years in professional sports helped him to develop a competitive spirit and understand the value of tea...
Rancho Pescadero Welcomes Henar Gil as General Manager
Rancho Pescadero | March 17, 2023
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, (March 17, 2023) - Rancho Pescadero is pleased to announce the appointment of Henar Gil Rios as General Manager. With over 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality management, Gil brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to her role at the newly reimagined property, which opened its doors in November to unveil a top-to-bottom transformation inclusive of 103 suites and villas, three restaurant concepts, a 25,000 square-foot spa with culinary and wellness programs driven by authentic Baja culture and landscape. Hailing from Spain, the University of Valladolid Graduate is fluent in four languages with a keen cultur...
The Don Cesar Appoints Barbara Readey as General Manager
The Don CeSar | March 16, 2023
Florida’s iconic Pink Palace®, The Don CeSar is appointing Barbara Readey to complex general manager for the property as well as its sister property, Beach House Suites, where she will look after daily hotel operations, programming, sales and marketing efforts, budgets and more. Readey most recently served as hotel manager for Tampa Marriott Water Street and JW Marriott Water Street, where she led the team to earn the highest guest satisfaction score in the JW portfolio. Readey’s 20 years of hospitality experience as a General Manager includes leading the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, where she successfully navigated a thre...
The Kimpton Banneker Appoints Food & Beverage Leadership
The Banneker | March 16, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2023 – The Kimpton Banneker, managed by Valor Hospitality Partners, announced today the hiring of Executive Chef Walter Silva and McColbert Evrard as director of food and beverage. In addition to the new leadership, The Banneker launched a new menu at the signature French bistro, Le Sel, paired with the April 1 debut of Le Sel’s outdoor patio, just in time for al fresco dining season. “Welcoming Chef Silva to The Banneker team was the ideal next step in the culinary journey on property. His expertise, passion and talent for crafting menus and creating a culinary experience will elevate our o...
Arch Amenities Group Appoints Davey Friedman as Vice President, Real Estate and Business Development
Arch Amenities Group | March 15, 2023
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (March 15, 2023) – Arch Amenities Group, a full-service global provider of wellness, amenity and meeting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels and private clubs, has announced the appointment of Davey Friedman as vice president of real estate and business development. Friedman, a seasoned sales leader with more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, will be responsible for growing the company’s services in the West. Barry Goldstein, Arch chief executive officer, said Friedman’s extensive business development experience working for global organizations will play a pivotal rol...
Sensei Appoints Alexandra Walterspiel and Dr. Vishal Patel as Co-Presidents
Sensei | March 15, 2023
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2023 - Luxury wellbeing brand Sensei has announced the promotion of Alexandra Walterspiel and Dr. Vishal Patel to serve as co-presidents, bringing in a new wave of leadership to the rapidly growing company. Walterspiel, who is also chief operating officer in addition to her new role, will oversee the business side of Sensei, including operations, human resources, finance & accounting, sales & marketing, legal and business development. Dr. Patel, who added chief medical officer to his role, will oversee the wellness and technology side of the brand, focusing on retreat programming, scientific affairs, IT, and s...
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