Michael Dunbar Appointed General Manager of Fairlane Hotel in Nashville
Fairlane Hotel | May 31, 2023
NASHVILLE (May 31, 2023) – General Manager Michael Dunbar will take the lead on hotel operations, guest relations, and execution of strategy for Fairlane Hotel, a luxe 79-room property that brings the style and personality of the 1960s & 70s back to downtown Nashville. “We are excited to welcome Michael Dunbar as the general manager for Fairlane, where he will no doubt improve the level of excellent service to all guests and team members,” says Chett Abramson, COO of Oliver Hospitality. “Fairlane Hotel is known for having the right balance of luxury and rebellious spirit, so we’re thrilled that Michael is here to help convey ...
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Appoints Stéphane Gras as General Manager
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts | May 30, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco announces that Stéphane Gras will head up the team at the 277-room luxury Hotel in the heart of the Yerba Buena Arts District on Market Street. A graduate of the famous Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, Gras is known for crafting unparalleled guest experiences all over the world. A seasoned hotelier, Gras has held roles in five different countries. His new role as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco marks his return to the United States where his career began in 1999 at Four Seasons Hotel New York. He has since held roles at Waldorf Astoria, New York, Four Seasons Hotel Au...
Harun Dursun Appointed Managing Director of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab
Jumeirah Group | May 30, 2023
Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2023: Jumeirah Group, the luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has named Harun Dursun Managing Director of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, its latest iconic destination that is set to be another incredible addition to the Dubai skyline. Building on a rich background in luxury hospitality spanning over 20 years working with exclusive ultra-luxury destinations, Dursun will oversee all aspects of the new luxury lifestyle resort, which includes a striking, architecturally designed hotel, superyacht marina, exclusive residences and a wealth of unique dining and lifestyle experiences. His appointment comes at a time w...
Dusit International Appoints Jagdeep Thakral as General Manager of dusitD2 Naseem Resort Jabal Akhdar, Oman
Dusit International | May 30, 2023
Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May 2023 – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has appointed Mr Jagdeep Thakral as General Manager of dusitD2 Naseem Resort Jabal Akhdar and its adjoining adventure park in Oman. Mr Thakral is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success in the hospitality industry. During his career he has held several key leadership positions for IHG Hotels and Resorts, including Area General Manager for Indonesia, where he oversaw the operations of several flagship hotels in Jakarta; and Area General Manager for Holiday Inn Express in Bangkok, where, alongside...
Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Appoints Rianon Cepriano as Spa Director
Mainsail Lodging & Development | May 30, 2023
TAMPA, Fla. (May 30, 2023) – Epicurean Hotel recently announced the addition of Rianon Cepriano as Spa Director of Spa Evangeline located in the 137-room boutique hotel in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa. Cepriano will oversee day-to-day operations of the spa, including the treatment menu and special promotions, staff management and training, spa product lines and retail. Cepriano will also serve as Area Director of Arch Amenity Group (formerly WTS International), the company that manages Spa Evangeline. She will oversee sister spas in Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa. “Spa Evangeline is woven into the fa...
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Promotes Ika Pranoto to Director of Food & Beverage and Catering Sales
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts | May 25, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta announces the promotion of Ika Pranoto to Director of Food and Beverage and Catering Sales. With more than 18 years of experience in luxury hospitality, Ika brings to his new role a powerful combination of expertise and a passion for going the extra mile. “I believe nothing is impossible. If we are willing, we can almost always find a way to turn our guest’s dream into reality,” he says. “When a guest asks, ‘can we do this?’, I ask, ‘why can’t we?’” Those who work with Ika are often heard to say that hospitality runs in his blood — as, in fact, it does. His father spent his career with...
Peachtree Group Appoints Melissa Ross Smith as Chief Operating Officer
Peachtree Group | May 25, 2023
ATLANTA (May 25, 2023) – Peachtree Group ("Peachtree") announced the appointment of Melissa Ross Smith as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Smith will be responsible for the overall performance, strategy and organizational development of Peachtree and its operating businesses. She will report to Greg Friedman, managing principal and CEO, and will be a key executive team member. "As Peachtree continues to evolve, improving our foundational processes is imperative to the future growth of our business," Friedman said. "Melissa is an excellent complement to our team as she has an exceptional blend of leadership, vision and execution needed to be ...
Dorchester Collection CEO Christopher Cowdray to Become Company President
May 25, 2023
London, May 25, 2023 – Dorchester Collection announces that Christopher Cowdray, chief executive officer of Dorchester Collection, will become company president on 1 July 2023, 15 years after he officially established the company as a global luxury hotel management company. Working closely with the Board of Directors of Dorchester Collection, his new role will ensure that the incisive vision, deeply embedded culture, robust financial performance and strategic growth of Dorchester Collection are maintained, while spearheading all development and renovation projects. Today, the company is a leader in the ultra-luxury sector, with a reputat...
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