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AAHOA Announces Two New, Key Senior Leadership Positions to Help Propel the Association Forward
AAHOA | July 11, 2022
ATLANTA, Ga., July 11 – AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owners association, announced today the promotion of Heather Carnes to EVP, Communications, and Chief Strategy Officer, and the hiring of Phelps Hope as its new EVP, Operations, and Chief Development Officer. Following the announcement of Laura Lee Blake being named as AAHOA President & CEO in May 2022, these advancements further underscore the association’s aggressive and ambitious plans for the future, which include identifying and securing key leaders to carry out its strategic plan. Carnes has been a key member of the AAHOA team for three years and has dedicated nearl...
Deutsche Hospitality Appoints Marie-Noële Schwartzmann as Chief Development Officer
Deutsche Hospitality | April 29, 2022
Effective May 1, 2022, Marie-Noële Schwartzmann will become the new Chief Development Officer of Deutsche Hospitality. She succeeds Claus-Dieter Jandel who has decided at his own request to retire after more than 40 years with the company. "We are looking forward to Marie-Noële’s extensive know-how, her international experience and her passion for our industry. In her previous roles, she has successfully created high-value, owner facing platforms and systems beyond classic development boundaries. Her work will be essential for our ambition to grow and position Deutsche Hospitality and our brands as a high performance partner in all mar...
Accor Appoints Laure Morvan as Chief Development Officer for India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey Region
Accor | April 13, 2022
Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group with over 420 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, has appointed Laure Morvan as Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead the development team driving the Group’s strategic expansion while consolidating its leading position in the region. Laure Morvan brings almost 20 years of experience and expertise in hotel development, marketing and project management in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She relocated to Singapore in 2012 to drive the development efforts across Asia Pacific in the luxury and premium segments, leading up to her latest role as Vice President Developm...
Valor Hospitality Partners Appoints Dwayne Marshall as New Chief Development Officer
VALOR HOSPITALITY PARTNERS | March 31, 2022
ATLANTA, GA – March 31, 2022 – Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel management company, announced the expansion of their corporate leadership roster with the addition of Dwayne Marshall as Chief Development Officer. The new leadership position comes on the heels of significant company growth in recent months, adding six hotels to the brand’s international portfolio in 2022. As Chief Development Officer, Marshall will lead the execution of the company’s growth strategy in the United States by sourcing, structuring, negotiating and executing third-party management contracts nationwide and assisting with underwri...
IHG Hotels & Resorts Promotes Julienne Smith to Chief Development Officer, Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts | March 22, 2022
ATLANTA, GA – March 22, 2022 – IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, Americas, will be retiring from IHG Hotels & Resorts in June. Julienne Smith, currently Senior Vice President, Development – Luxury & Upscale, and Development & Owner Support, has been appointed as Eisemann’s successor and will join the Americas regional leadership team. Since joining IHG in 2011 as Chief Development Officer, Eisemann rebuilt and elevated IHG’s development teams in luxury, upscale, and mainstream for the Americas, as well as the Americas’ Development &a...
TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas Appoints Tim Muir as Chief Development Officer
TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas | July 22, 2021
Providence, RI — July 22, 2021 — TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas, one of the nation's premier hospitality management firms, announced today that Tim Muir joined the company as Chief Development Officer. As a seasoned industry veteran, Muir will be responsible for expanding the company's property portfolio through third-party management relationships and management company acquisitions. Muir brings a strong track record within the hospitality industry of driving growth through franchising, investment, and management platforms. "As CDO, I look forward to expanding our portfolio and working with this exceptional entrepreneurial hospit...
Spire Hospitality Appoints Ted Arps as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Spire Hospitality | May 20, 2021
IRVING, TX — May 20, 2021 — Spire Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company owned by AWH Partners, a privately held real estate investment firm headquartered in New York, has appointed Ted Arps, a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry, as executive vice president and chief development officer. “Ted brings with him extensive experience in operations and business development in the hospitality industry, and has a proven track record of success,” said Chris Russell, CEO of Spire Hospitality. “Not only that, but he’s a fit culturally. Members of our leadership team, including me, have worked wi...
Marriott International Appoints Sandeep Walia as Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East
Marriott International | April 20, 2021
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - April 20, 2021 - Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com) has announced today the appointments of Sandeep Walia as Chief Operating Officer, Middle East and Jerome Briet as Chief Development Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Walia will step into the role on July 1, 2021, following the retirement of current COO, Guido De Wilde, announced last month. Briet will take on the role from Carlton Ervin, who was recently appointed as Marriott’s Global Development Officer, International. Walia, will be responsible for Marriott International’s 146 operating hotels across the Middle ...
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