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The Kahala Hotel & Resort Appoints Joe Ibarra as General Manager

The Kahala Hotel & Resort | September 20, 2019

HONOLULU — The Kahala Hotel & Resort has promoted Joe Ibarra to general manager of the 338-room luxury resort on Oahu’s Kahala coast. In his new role, Ibarra will oversee the strategic direction, operations and financial performance of the iconic hotel. Ibarra, who was most recently resort manager for The Kahala, joined the resort in 2014 as the director of front office and later served as director of rooms. Ibarra brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to his role, serving in a number of key management positions including front office and event manager at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. “Joe’s appoint...

Nashville’s Hutton Hotel Appoints Dale McCarty as General Manager

September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 (Nashville, TN) -- Hutton Hotel is proud to announce the appointment of Dale McCarty as General Manager. In his new role, he will guide the hotel’s strategic vision including Analog, the hotel’s renowned 5,000 square foot music venue; the recent launch of the hotel’s new restaurant, Mane & Rye Dinerant; and the Writers Studios creative spaces for musicians. “I am excited to join Hutton Hotel, which has been a beloved and dynamic independent boutique property in Nashville for over ten years. I look forward to directing the vision for the Hotel’s next ten years of success,” stated McCarty of his hiring. ...

Matthew Cappellini Appointed Executive Chef at SOPHY® Hyde Park

SOPHY® Hyde Park | September 19, 2019

September 20, 2019. Chicago, IL – Matthew Cappellini has been appointed the Executive Chef of Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge at SOPHY® Hyde Park. Chef Cappellini was formerly the Executive Chef at Le Meridien Oak Brook and previously worked at the two Michelin star Sixteen restaurant at Trump International Hotel in Chicago. He also did stints at the University of Notre Dame’s Morris Inn and Harrah’s Joliet Chicago Hotel and Casino. A graduate of the culinary arts program at Joliet Junior College, Chef Cappellini is a member of the American Culinary Federation and is an active participant in ACF approved competitions.   Chef ...

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Appoints Chef Loren Lawe as Executive Chef

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa | September 19, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (September 19, 2019) – Riverside’s landmark hotel, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Loren Lawe as its new Executive Chef. A California native, Chef Lawe returns to the award-winning hotel to oversee culinary operations across all five of its notable dining establishments. In his role, Chef Lawe will create new menus with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients, lead and manage the culinary team and partner and maintain relationships with local vendors. “We are happy to welcome Chef Lawe back to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa,” stated co-owner Kelly Roberts of The Mission In...

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort Appoints New Executive Team to Lead Theme Park Property Through 2020 Opening

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort | September 19, 2019

Anaheim, CA (September 19, 2019) – Orange County’s highly-anticipated luxury travel destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort announces Nusrat Mirza as its General Manager and Maribel Denner as its Director of Sales and Marketing. The new executive team will lead the resort through its grand opening on April 2020, and serve as strategic leaders and visionaries for the new build hotel. The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, is located at the Anaheim GardenWalk, just steps from the Disneyland Resort®, Anaheim Convention Center and all the other attractions o...

Wymara Resort & Villas Appoints Jorge Collazo as Director of Sales & Marketing

Wymara Resort & Villas | September 19, 2019

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS + CAICOS – September 19, 2019 – As Wymara Resort & Villas enters it diamond anniversary year, Jorge Collazo has been tapped to take the reins as Director of Sales and Marketing. A bit of a homecoming for the industry pro who worked with the hotel from 2012-2014, he returns to Turks & Caicos after five years away, largely spent in Miami in various roles and most recently as part of the opening team at the Silversands Grenada. “I am thrilled to return to Turks and Caicos. The transformation that is underway at Wymara Resort and Villas will have the travel industry abuzz.   From the intense service traini...

Prince Waikiki Appoints Joy Tomita Anderson as Director of Sales and Marketing

Prince Resorts Hawaii | September 18, 2019

HONOLULU, September 11, 2019 – Prince Waikiki announced today the appointment of Joy Tomita Anderson as director of sales and marketing. An industry veteran with a strong presence in the Hawaii hospitality industry, Anderson will oversee all sales, marketing and public relations initiatives for the 563-room Honolulu hotel, including its signature 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, expansive meeting and events space and the 27-hole championship golf course, Hawaii Prince Golf Club. “We are thrilled to welcome Joy to the Prince Waikiki family,” said Joshua Hargrove, general manager of Prince Waikiki. “Her expertise of the destination an...

The Colony Palm Beach Appoints Bruce Seigel, General Manager

The Colony | September 18, 2019

PALM BEACH (September 16, 2019) - The Colony Hotel is pleased to announce Bruce Seigel as the hotel’s new General Manager. Bruce joins the Colony after his most recent assignment as the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe where he led the Forbes Four Star, AAA Five Diamond property. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the 89-room luxury boutique hotel including the newly launched CPB restaurant, the recently renovated Villas at The Colony, 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space, along with leading the long-standing legacy of community engagement at The Colony Palm Beach....

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino Promotes Adam Wiesberg to General Manager

El Cortez Hotel & Casino | September 18, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV (Sept. 2019) – The historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the promotion of Adam Wiesberg to general manager. Wiesberg has been a part of the El Cortez executive team since 2017, most recently as Assistant General Manager. Wiesberg began his tenure at the property as a blackjack dealer and moved his way up through the ranks of casino shift manager, director of marketing and most recently assistant general manager. “Adam is the right man for the job. He is made for this position and will continue to be a strong asset to the El Cortez’s future in Las Vegas,” said Kenneth Ep...

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel Appoints Robert Felios III as Executive Chef

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center | September 17, 2019

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 (Georgetown, Texas) Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center announces the appointment of Robert Felios III as Executive Chef. Chef Felios will be responsible for the culinary direction and day to day operation of all food and beverage outlets for the hotel including the signature restaurant, Brix And Ale, the lobby bar Jack’s Lounge, banquets, and catering. Chef Felios will be revamping the Brix And Ale menu, focusing on the restaurant’s unique Texas spin on classic American fare. Patrons can expect dishes that pair perfectly with Brix And Ale’s robust beer and wine selection. In addition to a new ...

Prince Waikiki Appoints Joy Tomita Anderson as New Director of Sales & Marketing

Prince Resorts Hawaii | September 17, 2019

HONOLULU, September 11, 2019 – Prince Waikiki announced today the appointment of Joy Tomita Anderson as director of sales and marketing. An industry veteran with a strong presence in the Hawaii hospitality industry, Anderson will oversee all sales, marketing and public relations initiatives for the 563-room Honolulu hotel, including its signature 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, expansive meeting and events space and the 27-hole championship golf course, Hawaii Prince Golf Club. “We are thrilled to welcome Joy to the Prince Waikiki family,” said Joshua Hargrove, general manager of Prince Waikiki. “Her expertise of the destination an...

AKARYN Hotel Group Appoints Eugene Chew as New VP of Development and Operations

AKARYN Hotel Group | September 17, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand – AKARYN Hotel Group, Thailand’s homegrown five-star boutique hotel specialist, is ramping up its international expansion strategy with the appointment of Eugene Chew, its new Vice President of Development and Operations. Eugene, who joins the company on 16th September 2019, has a strong background in the hospitality industry and speaks five languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien. With more than 20 years of experience in Asia and the West, he is uniquely positioned to drive the development of an ambitious and fast-growing Asian hospitality business. Having graduated from the University of Michig...

Le Méridien New York, Central Park Welcomes New General Manager and Director Of Sales

Le Méridien New York, Central Park | September 17, 2019

NEW YORK (September 17, 2019) – Le Méridien New York, Central Park is pleased to announce the appointments of two new team members at the recently opened Manhattan property: Shahram Khan, General Manager, and Mirian Ortega, Director of Sales. A self-motivated leader with over 20 years of hospitality experience, Shahram Khan comes to New York from Boston where he was General Manager at the Le Méridien Boston Cambridge. He played an active role in the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and Tourism council and held a Marriott Advisory Board position for Children’s Miracle Network, which helped raise funding for the Boston Children’s Ho...

Wharf Hotels Appoints Michael Ganster General Manager of Niccolo Chengdu

Niccolo Hotels | September 16, 2019

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 16, 2019- Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ganster as General Manager of contemporary chic hotel, Niccolo Chengdu, taking the helm of the group's first luxury hotel, which opened in 2015. Amplifying the strategies initiated by Adriano Vences, who successfully captained the hotel as its preceding General Manager for 4 years and has since taken up the leading role at The Murray, Hong Kong a Niccolo Hotel, the group's flagship, Michael's new remit is to lead the award-winning hotel in Chengdu, to new heights. Originally from Austria, Michael has a wealth of hospitality experience spanning...

Dream Hotel Group Names Michael Lindenbaum as New Chief Operating Officer

Dream Hotel Group | September 16, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (September 16, 2019) – Renowned hotel brand and management company, Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Lindenbaum to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lindenbaum has been with the company for nine years. As Chief Operating Officer, Lindenbaum will oversee the operations of all Dream Hotel Group owned and managed hotels worldwide, including its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels and Unscripted Hotels brands. Lindenbaum will maintain responsibility for the alignment and prioritization of new property openings and ensuring operational excellence across the portfolio. He will continue to oversee the techni...

The Set Hotels Appoints François-Xavier Schoeffer as General Manager of the Hotel Lutetia

The Set Hotels | September 16, 2019

Over the last six years of his successful tenure as Hotel Manager François has contributed significantly to Hotel Café Royal’s positioning as one of the leading hotels in London. He possesses a wealth of experience in delivering luxury service standards and a truly refined guest experience that is reflected in the hotel’s continued success. He began his career at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes over twenty years ago, subsequently working in several luxury hotels across Europe before joining in 2008 the Hotel Lutetia as Hotel Manager. Thus, it’s a real come back on the “Rive gauche” for François-Xavier Schoeffer in his emblema...

Marriott International Announces Alex Kyriakidis to Step Down as President of Middle East & Africa

Marriott International | September 12, 2019

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company. “As Marriott’s head of Middle East & Africa, Alex has, in a short amount of time, propelled the company to new heights,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International. “His passion, tenacity and global mindset have driven our growth in the region. During his tenure, Marriott’s presence in MEA has grown seven-fold...

Oxford Hotels & Resorts Promotes George Jordan to President

Oxford Hotels & Resorts | September 12, 2019

(CHICAGO, IL; September 12, 2019) – Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, a wholly owned management subsidiary of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, announced today George Jordan’s promotion to president of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. Most recently, George served as executive vice president following his position as senior vice president at the company. In his new role, Jordan oversees a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts across the United States, totaling nearly four thousand hotel rooms. Jordan is also responsible for operations, human resources, legal, revenue management, and property finance teams, and continues to report directly to t...

Cendyn Announces New Leadership Team

Cendyn | September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019, Boca Raton, Florida – Cendyn, the leading innovator in CRM, sales, and revenue strategy for the hospitality industry, announces today a new leadership team to further drive innovation, development, and growth at Cendyn. The newly appointed additions to the team include: John Seaton as Chief Commercial Officer, Michael J. Bennett as Chief Marketing Officer, Olga Peddie as Chief Digital Officer, Steve Stearns as General Manager, APAC and Ron Lugo as General Manager for Rainmaker, a Cendyn company. "We are excited to announce our new senior leadership team today,” said Tim Sullivan, President at Cendyn. "Our ...

Mission Inn Resort & Club Names Roy Schindele as New Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

Mission Inn Resort & Club | September 12, 2019

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2019) Roy Schindele, who has extensive resort sales and marketing experience, has been named the new Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Mission Inn Resort & Club, an award-winning golf and spa resort located 25 minutes northwest of Orlando. Schindele joins Mission Inn after 14 years as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando.  A highly motivated and self-directed team leader, Schindele was responsible for marketing the 70-room Lodge, 27 holes of golf, golf academy, full-service spa, tennis academy, meeting space, marina, aquatic...

The Kimpton Goodland Appoints Hospitality Leader Sylvie Monsivais as Director of Sales and Marketing

The Kimpton Goodland | September 11, 2019

Goleta, Calif.—September 11, 2019—The Kimpton Goodland announced today the appointment of long-time Santa Barbara resident and hospitality leader Sylvie Monsivais as Director of Sales and Marketing. In her new role, Monsivais will be responsible for daily sales efforts and positioning of the popular boutique hotel, including internal and external brand communication, as well as customer development. A highly skilled sales and marketing professional, Monsivais brings 17 years of experience to The Kimpton Goodland. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Harbor View Inn, a 149-room resort-style hotel loca...

The Harbor Club Hotel Appoints Key Management Executives

The Harbor Club | September 11, 2019

Johann Friedrich Zwahlen Joins as Executive Chef and Maxine Jemison Joins as Director of Sales & Marketing NEW YORK – Sept. 11, 2019 – The Harbor Club, a Hilton Curio Collection hotel located in St Lucia’s beautiful Rodney Bay, announced two new appointments to the hotel’s management team: Johann Friedrich “Fritz” Zwahlen as Executive Chef and Maxine Jemison as Director of Sales & Marketing. Zwahlen and Jemison have been brought in under the hotel’s recently announced Managing Director Lester Scott, whose goal is to elevate the hotel’s image and position it as the pinnacle of Saint Lucian hospitality. Chef Zwahl...

Shawn Jervis Appointed General Manager of Yotel Washington D.C.

YOTEL | September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 11, 2019) – YOTEL has appointed Shawn Jervis as General Manager of the brand’s recently acquired Washington D.C. property on Capitol Hill. Jervis is a seasoned hospitality leader, bringing over two decades of expertise in marketing, brand development and hospitality management. In his new role, Jervis will oversee the upcoming YOTEL brand transition of the Liaison Capitol Hill, a landmark property just steps from the U.S. Capitol Building and Union Station. “YOTEL is at the helm of innovation within the hospitality industry, and I look forward to bringing new energy to the Liaison Capitol Hill as we transi...

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa Appoints Amanda Hill as New Spa Director

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa | September 11, 2019

Moab, Utah, September 2019: Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa – a riverside oasis situated on the bank of the Colorado River, just on the edge of Arches National Park in Moab, Utah – proudly welcomes new Spa Director, Amanda Hill. In her new role, Hill will oversee operations, staffing, and the expansion of the spa’s programming. Hill brings more than 10-years of knowledge and experience to her new role, which began at Salter School of Massage Therapy, where she completed a 900-hour massage and bodywork program. After receiving her license in massage therapy, she was appointed as a contracted license massage therapist, performing i...

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