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IHG® Appoints Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas

IHG | August 19, 2019

Smith to lead development for Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and EVEN® Hotels brands in IHG’s largest region IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region. In this role, Smith will lead a team responsible for increasing IHG’s presence in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean for new-builds and conversions to the Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and EVEN® Hotels brands. She will also lead the Transactions & Asset Management team, which is focused on growing and enhancing IHG’s relationship with owners...

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables Appoints New Managment Team

August 19, 2019

MIAMI, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Recently recognized as one of the 2018 Reader's Choice Awards "Top Hotels in Miami" for Condé Nast Traveler, and located in the heart of the "City Beautiful," the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables has gone through various changes. Most recently, the ownership of this four-diamond hotel has made major strides to take the property and brand into the new millennium. The storied property was added to the acclaimed Marriott "Autograph Collection," which celebrates boutique hotels, unique in design and thoughtful in spirit. Offering next-level customer service and overall white-glove guest experience, Hotel Colonnade invites...

GCommerce Announces Will Ferris as Chief Technology Officer

GCommerce | August 19, 2019

PARK CITY, Utah (August 19, 2019) - GCommerce has announced that Will Ferris, former Senior Vice President of Operations, will be filling the role as the organization’s new Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Ferris started at GCommerce in 2006 doing work for business development until he quickly moved into the Search Marketing department. His work developed one of the largest paid search accounts at GCommerce. Mr. Ferris’ passion for innovation did not stop there. After his time working within the Search Marketing field, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Operations at GCommerce. In this position, he managed the day-to-day work...

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection Welcomes Lacey Lou Franklin as Executive Chef

Auberge Resorts Collection | August 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, Conn. (August 15, 2019) – Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, the luxurious countryside retreat, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland in the idyllic town of Washington, Conn., today announced the appointment of Lacey Lou Franklin as Executive Chef. Drawing upon culinary experience honed at Michelin-starred restaurants in Napa Valley, Calif., Franklin will oversee culinary development, operations and programming at the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Mayflower Dining Room, and the Tap Room, the more relaxed, pub-style lounge serving a dynamic take on casual country fare. Franklin bri...

Roberto Simone Apointed New General Manager of Villa Rosa Kempinski & Olare Mara Kempinski in Kenya

Villa Rosa Kempinski | August 15, 2019

Nairobi, 15 August 2019 - Kempinski Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of a well-rounded luxury hospitality professional, Roberto Simone, as the new General Manager in charge of the luxury city hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski and the high-end tented camp in Masai Mara, Olare Mara Kempinski.  An Italian native, Roberto Simone brings onboard a wealth of experience honed working for some of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands such as JW Marriott, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Silversea Six Star Cruise Line, among many others. Since 2017, Roberto occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer with the Tonino La...

Coury Hospitality Names Tom Santora Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection

Coury Hospitality | August 15, 2019

GRAPEVINE, Texas (August 15, 2019) – Coury Hospitality today announced that Tom Santora will serve as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, as well as Managing Director of both Hotel Vin, an Autograph Collection boutique hotel, and Harvest Hall, a food hall offering hand-crafted cuisine and entertainment options. Both are part of Grapevine Main, a $114 million mixed-use development in Grapevine, Texas. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Santora is responsible for the commercial strategy and advancement of the Coury Hospitality brand. Santora will create and drive innovative branding, marketing and business development strat...

Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara Appoints Travis Watson as New Executive Chef

Hotel Californian | August 14, 2019

Santa Barbara, Calif. (August 14, 2019) – Shaking up the culinary scene in Santa Barbara’s trendsetting Funk Zone neighborhood, Hotel Californian announces the appointment of a new Executive Chef, Travis Watson, who will lead the creation of a fresh culinary experience at Blackbird. The signature restaurant will relaunch in Fall 2019 as Bar Blackbird, a lively and upscale bar-first concept, featuring an inventive cocktail program from Houston Hospitality veteran Devon Espinosa and celebrating the intersection of food and beverage on California’s Central Coast. Chef Travis will also infuse new culinary inspiration throughout the resor...

Dream Hotel Group Appoints Matthew Whiteheart as General Manager for Unscripted Durham

Unscripted Hotels | August 14, 2019

DURHAM, NC (August 14, 2019) – Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Whiteheart as General Manager for Unscripted Durham, the flagship location for its lifestyle brand and hospitality concept Unscripted Hotels. With nearly 15 years of hospitality experience, including a decade serving in various senior management roles at AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star property The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Whiteheart is an award-winning executive with a passion for delivering excellence. His strategic leadership, attention to detail and dedication to staff training and stellar...

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