Iain McCormack Appointed as General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi | November 5, 2018

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Iain McCormack as General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, the luxury hotel group's first property in the island nation. With over 36 years in the hospitality business and a career that has spanned key global regions, McCormack brings with him a wealth of expertise and insight He has successfully managed several luxury resorts around the world, including the UK's Gleneagles Hotel and The Metropole. His background includes in-depth knowledge of sales & marketing, revenue management, strategy planning, positioning, quality assurance and awareness. A...

Seán Carney Appointed Managing Director of Rosewood Miramar Beach Opening Early 2019 in Southern California

Rosewood Miramar Beach | November 5, 2018

Seán Carney has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Miramar Beach, a luxury resort opening early 2019 in the idyllic Montecito community of Southern California. Designed with style, grace and glamour, Rosewood Miramar Beach will offer luxurious beachfront living in the most stunning of settings. In his role as managing director, Seán will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the property, including the resort's six dining venues and Sense, A Rosewood Spa®. Seán joins Rosewood Miramar Beach with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, Seán served as managing...

Thompson Chicago Welcomes Kyle Martin as Director of Sales and Marketing

October 31, 2018

Thompson Chicago, the city's top luxury hotel located in the Gold Coast, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Martin as director of sales and marketing. Never underestimate the importance of making a great first impression. It's a lesson not lost on Kyle Martin, who, while working at his first post-college job at a car-rental company, so impressed one of his regular customers she recommended him for a job at the hotel at which she worked. That was more than 12 years ago and Martin has been in the hotel industry ever since, focusing on group and corporate travel sales and building first-rate client relationships. In September 2...

Devin Gleason Named Director of Sales and Marketing at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa | October 30, 2018

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. – Devin Gleason, who has spent more than 10 years working in the resort industry, has been named director of sales and marketing at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a mountain getaway located on the banks of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest. In his new position, he oversees all group, leisure and catering sales, as well as marketing and public relations for the resort – including forging important community partnerships with nearby recreational entities such as SkyPark at Santa's Village and Snow Valley Mountain Resort. "With his strong track record in the hospitality industry and his...

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Appoints Lee McGregor as Director of Sales & Marketing

The Allegretto Vineyard Resort | October 30, 2018

October 30, 2018 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, a 171-room luxury resort in the Paso Robles wine region, is pleased to welcome esteemed hospitality executive Lee McGregor as Director of Sales & Marketing. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, McGregor brings over 20 years of hospitality and management experience to her new role at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Early in her career, McGregor worked as Director of Banquet and Catering Sales, Senior Sales Manager and positions of Director of Sales and Marketing for some of the Central Coast's most prestigious hotels and ...

Parc 55 San Francisco Appoints DeLondo Lemon as New Hotel Manager

Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco | October 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 30, 2018 – DeLondo Lemon has been appointed as the new Hotel Manager at Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel, according to Complex General Manager Terry Lewis. "DeLondo is an amazing asset to the Parc 55 team," comments Lewis. She continues, "He has a 20-year history with Hilton Hotels and Resorts and will bring great team-oriented enthusiasm and Hilton best practices to the 400 employees at this 1,024-room hotel." Most recently, Lemon was the General Manager at the Embassy Suites in Secaucus, NJ; Assistant General Manager Embassy Suites Chicago; Assistant Director Front Office at the Conrad Chi...

Montage Palmetto Bluff Appoints Brent Gresham as Director of Operations

Montage Palmetto Bluff | October 30, 2018

BLUFFTON, S.C. (October 30, 2018) - Montage Palmetto Bluff announced the appointment of Brent Gresham as director of operations. With a deep familiarity of the region and wealth of hospitality experience earned at Forbes Five Star-rated properties, Gresham will oversee overall management and direction of the luxury resort including food & beverage, lodging, security and spa operations. "We are thrilled to welcome Brent to the Montage family," said Casey Lavin, general manager of Montage Palmetto Bluff. "His extensive knowledge of the surrounding area and background in luxury experiences and accommodations are vital as...

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Promotes Braedan Quigley to Director of Sales and Marketing

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar | October 29, 2018

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS (October 29, 2018) – Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is delighted to announce the promotion of Braedan Quigley to director of sales and marketing. A results-oriented Hyatt leader with two decades of experience in hospitality sales roles, Quigley will now oversee all sales and marketing functions for the 1,800-room luxury resort. "Braedan's proven track record of success and experience working in Caribbean and South Florida markets, as well as with the Hyatt brand as a 17-year veteran, make him the ideal candidate to sustain Grand Hyatt Baha Mar's marketing initiatives post-opening," said Scott Allen general manager, Grand...

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Appoints Daven Wardynski to Director of Food & Beverage and Todd Ruiz to Executive Chef

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort | October 29, 2018

AMELIA ISLAND (October 29, 2018) – Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort announces the appointment of Chef Daven Wardynski to Director of Food & Beverage and Todd Ruiz to Executive Chef. Wardynski moves into the Director of Food & Beverage role after six years as Executive Chef at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, while Chef Ruiz joins the resort from the Omni New Haven Hotel. A culinary destination, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is home to more than ten dining experiences and The Sprouting Project, a state-of-the-art aquaponics greenhouse with adjoining gardens, apiary and barrel room. "We're thrilled to welcome...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Names Michelle Burnett Director of Sales of New Grand Rapids Downtown Hotel Opening March 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton | October 29, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Embassy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown, owned and operated by Suburban Inns, today announced that Michelle Burnett has been appointed as the hotel's new director of sales. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT). The 7-story, 250-suite hotel is located at 710 Monroe Ave. The property is currently under construction and is scheduled to open March, 2019. As director of sales, Burnett will be in charge of networking and assessing the needs of local businesses, working with the general manager to facilitate marketing efforts, and overseeing sales initiatives that...

Gold Key | PHR Appoints Christopher Castle as Director of Food and Beverage for The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach

The Cavalier Hotel | October 26, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (Oct. 26, 2018) – Gold Key | PHR is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Castle as Director of Food and Beverage at The Cavalier Hotel. With over two decades of experience at world-renowned properties across Virginia, Castle brings his unique insights and longstanding history in Virginia's culinary scene to the Cavalier. In his new assignment, Castle is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Cavalier's food and beverage outlets including the Cavalier's signature farm-to-fork restaurant Becca, the Raleigh Room, as well as the hotel's banquets, and catering programs. Utilizing his extens...

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong Appoints Matthew Woolford as Executive Chef

Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong | October 26, 2018

HONG KONG, October 26, 2018 – Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong is pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Matthew Woolford, who will oversee all of the culinary operations at the hotel. Chef Woolford, a native Australian from Sydney, comes to Hong Kong from Shanghai, where he was previously the director of culinary at W Shanghai – The Bund. With over twenty years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Woolford maintains that "simplicity and restraints are the perfect ingredients for any dish." With posts in South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, Chef Woolford has a deep understanding of international cuisines and cu...

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Leadership Team for Hotel Arras Set for Early 2019 Opening in Asheville, North Carolina

McKibbon Hospitality | October 26, 2018

Asheville, N.C. (October 26, 2018) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, is pleased to announce its leadership team for Hotel Arras. Asheville native David McCartney will serve as General Manager of the hotel, and local Marie Dalis-Brown will be Market Director of Sales. Hotel Arras is McKibbon Hospitality's first independent, boutique hotel and will open in early 2019. As General Manager, McCartney will oversee all aspects of operations for Hotel Arras. McCartney joined McKibbon Hospitality more than five years ago as the general manager of Aloft Asheville Downtown. He i...

Marriott Irvine Spectrum Appoints Dianne Markis as General Manager

Marriott Irvine Spectrum | October 24, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (October 24, 2018) –– Today, Marriott Irvine Spectrum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dianne Markis as General Manager. Representing a next-gen mindset, General Manager Dianne Markis brings over 13 years of experience to the newly opened Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Markis oversees all aspects of the full-service, dynamic hotel, which opened in December 2017, and features 271 guest rooms including 50 Premier Suites, its locally-sourced restaurant, Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen, Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar, and more than 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Equal parts...

Aimbridge Hospitality Hires Wade Fischer as Senior Vice President of Project Management

Aimbridge Hospitality | October 24, 2018

DALLAS, TEXAS (OCTOBER 24, 2018) – Aimbridge Hospitality is pleased to announce that Wade Fischer has been hired as their new Senior Vice President of Project Management. Fischer comes to Aimbridge Hospitality with over 20 years in hospitality focused development and project management. Most recently, Fischer served as the Chief Operating Officer and partner of Brine Wells Development, where he focused on re-adapt hospitality developments. Prior to Brine Wells Development, Fischer served as the Vice President of Design and Construction at Pyramid Hotel Group where he oversaw several high-profile projects from Hawaii to Florida, an...

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico Appoints José Torres as General Manager

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts | October 22, 2018

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico—September 2018—The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. José Torres as General Manager. A seasoned and respected leader in the luxury hospitality arena, this designation marks his return to island and comes at a momentous time for the property. This December, the beloved resort will open following an extensive $60 million renovation, additionally, the property has announced a new $85 million beachfront, ultra-luxury residential development, Ocean Drive Beachfront Residences, the new Atlantic Drive Estates and plans for a resort expansion. "I am thrilled to ...

Centara Appoints Andrew Langston as Senior Vice President Business Development

Centara | October 22, 2018

22th October 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, announced the appointment of Andrew Langston, a British national with over 34 years' experience in hospitality management and development, to help execute their ambitious 5-year expansion plan. Mr. Langston will assume the position of Senior Vice President Business Development in the company's development team, reporting to Deputy CEO Markland Blaiklock. Langston arrives with exceptional experience and a vast cross-discipline, global network. He has held senior management positions with major hotel groups such as Banyan Tree an...

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Welcomes Five New Executive Team Members

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa | September 27, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – October, 2018 – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa welcomes five new executives: Brian Morris Director of Sales and Marketing Brian Morris, formerly Complex Director of Sales & Marketing of Sheraton & Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, is a hospitality veteran who has spent 25-years with Hyatt Hotels in seven locations such as Kansas, California, Hawaii, Washington, Arizona and Missouri. Morris began his career in Food and Beverage and Room Operations before being promoted to Sales and Marketing. Brian brings to the resort 12 years of experience in driving revenues, budgeting and fo...

Motif Seattle, A Destination Hotel Appoints Steve Sasso as General Manager

Motif Seattle | September 18, 2018

SEATTLE, WA. – September 18, 2018 – Motif Seattle, A Destination Hotel, has named award-winning hospitality leader Steve Sasso as General Manager. In his new role, Sasso oversees day-to-day operations of Seattle's largest independent hotel, which recently underwent a $10 million renovation. As a hospitality industry veteran with nearly twenty years of management experience at hotels across the US, Sasso comes to Motif Seattle from Interstate Hotels and Resorts, where he served as General Manager at The London NYC and General Manager at Paramount Times Square. Prior to Interstate, Sasso was with Denihan Hospitality Group. As ...

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende Appoints Vincent Wallez as New Executive Chef

Rosewood Hotels | September 10, 2018

Vincent Wallez has been appointed executive chef of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico's preeminent luxury hotel nestled in one of the world's richest culinary destinations. In this role, Vincent will lead the talented culinary team at the hotel's five distinctive dining venues: 1826 Restaurant, Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar, Cava, Agua, and Los Pirules. "With his impressive culinary background and breadth of experience, Chef Vincent Wallez is a wonderful addition to the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende team," said Alfredo Rentería, managing director of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. "As we expand our culinary offerings, we are confi...

sbe Appoints Todd Orlich as Miami Regional Vice President and General Manager of Delano

Hilton Singapore | September 6, 2018

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2018 -- sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs, today announced the appointment of Todd Orlich as Miami Regional Vice President and General Manager of Delano. In this role, Orlich will manage the Delano hotel, one of the most iconic hotels in the world, as well as support sbe's Hotels and Residential overall strategy. Sam Nazarian, sbe Founder and CEO, stated: "Todd is a veteran in the world of luxury hotels, food and beverage, and residences with years of experience working with premier destinations and p...

Geraldine Zaragoza Named Hotel Manager at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Casa Velas | August 30, 2018

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (August 30, 2018) - Geraldine Zaragoza has been named hotel manager of Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In her new role, she is responsible for the adults-only hotel's 80 designer suites with luxury amenities, celebrated cuisine and special gourmet happenings. A member of SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World), Casa Velas is the only boutique hotel on the Mexican Pacific coast to hold Four Stars from Forbes Travel Guide. The appointment is effective immediately. A member of the Velas Resorts' team since 2010, Geraldine Zaragoza most recently served as Director of Groups and Conventions at Grand Velas Rivier...

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Appoints Patrick Brophy as General Manager

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia | August 28, 2018

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is pleased to announce the hire of new General Manager Patrick Brophy to oversee the property's teams and enhance guest experiences at the luxury Arizona oasis. Working in hospitality since he was 18 years old, Brophy's knowledge and leadership has been a true champion of Omni's culture and core values, nurturing talent within his team to pioneer growth and recognition within the Omni family. "The Omni experience is driven by dedicated associates that embody energy, passion, drive and focus and I look forward to empowering this tremendous spirit to garner further success for this magnificen...

Waterford Hotel Group Promotes Kristen Pikula to General Manager of the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport

the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport | August 27, 2018

WATERFORD, CT (August 27, 2018) – Kristen Pikula has been named General Manager of the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. As General Manager, Pikula is responsible for all aspects of the hotel's operations. The 237-room full-service hotel is the only hotel located within the Bradley International Airport complex. The hotel's asset manager is Konover Hotel Corporation and the operations manager is Waterford Hotel Group, both national hotel companies. Pikula has more than 10 years of hotel management experience with Waterford Hotel Group. She started her management career with the company as Director of...

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