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Monday, 31 August 2015
Global Update: Who's Where and Doing What - August 2015.
The Boutique Search Firm
August 2015

Global update of who is moving where and from where - keep track of old colleagues and friends or find lost ones, brought to you by The Boutique Search Firm.

Featuring: August 2015.

THE AMERICAS

Peter Humig has been named opening General Manager at the Four Seasons New York Downtown. He was most recently the General Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. Humig was previously the Hotel Manager at the Four SeasonsPhiladelphia and Resort Manager at the former Four Seasons Aviara.

Joerg Rodig has been promoted to General Manager to join the Four Seasons Whistler, taking over from Peter Humig. Rodig was most recently the Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Vancouver.

Karla Keskin has been named Area General Manager, East Coast, for NeueHouse. She was most recently overseeing the Westhouse Hotel New York. She is the former General Manager and Director of Brand Operations with Hampshire Hotels and Resorts and Hotel Manager at the Dream Downtown. Keskin took a part in the opening of the Crosby Street Hotel as Assistant General Manager.

Jeffery Clough has joined Destination Hotels & Resorts as Area General Manager, based at the Stonebridge Inn. He was most recently overseeing the Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa. Clough is a former General Manager of Saddlebrook.

Michael Jokovich has been named Area Vice President and General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. He was most recently the Area Vice President for Northern California and General Manager at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Jokovich is the former General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.

Eric Foley has been appointed General Manager at the Refinery Hotel in New York. He was most recently the Assistant General Manager at The Row NYC.

Eduardo Segura has been appointed General Manager at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Los Cabos. He had previously helped open the Cabo Dolphins & Cabo Adventures.

Bryan O’Shields has joined Keeneland Hospitality in Lexington as Managing Director. He is the former Vice President of Food and Beverage for Caesars Palace and the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Claudia Wattenberg has been appointed General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. The Cornell graduate has been with Hyatt for 26 years, spending the past four years as General Manager with the Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City.

Julian Miller has been promoted to General Manager at Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel in New York. Since 2012, he had served as Eventi’s Hotel Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager for Kimpton’s Hotel Marlowe and Nine Zero, both in Boston.

Daniel Cañas has been named General Manager at the Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina on St. Lucia. He is the former General Manager at the Renaissance Santiago Hotel.

Carlos Abaunza has joined the Trump International Ocean Club Panama as Managing Director, taking over from Mark Stevenson. He is the former Area General Manager forBanyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and General Manager with the Ritz-Carlton Cancún.

Andrew Gajáry has been named General Manager at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. He was most recently the General Manager at the InterContinental New York Times Square.

Joe Velasquez has been named General Manager at the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica. Velasquez was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. He had previously overseen sales and marketing at the former Se San Diego and the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Max Tappeiner has been named Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Venetian and Palazzo, Resort Hotel & Casino. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

Mark Becker has been appointed Area Vice President and General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Most recently, Becker was the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

Jason Kern has been promoted to General Manager at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. He joined the resort in 2012 as Director of Sales. Kern is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hammock Beach Resort.

Will Loughran has been appointed Senior Vice President of Operations at Evolution Hospitality. He was most recently the President of Richfield Hospitality.

Heather Detlefson has been named General Manager at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio. She was most recently the General Manager of the Embassy Suites Memphis.

Jean-Luc Barone has been appointed General Manager at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto taking over from Mickael Damelincourt who is now overseeing TrumpWashington, D.C. Barone is the former Managing Director with Delta Hotels and Resortsand Vice President Global Food and Beverage for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

FelCor Lodging Trust has appointed Tom Hendrick Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer succeeding Michael DeNicola, who is leaving the company. Hendrick is the former Executive Vice President Development at KOR Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Mark Yanke has been named General Manager for the Hotel Emma in San Antonio slated to open in October. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer at RedstoneCompanies Hospitality in Houston, the owners of the Houstonian.

Leland Lewis has joined the Down Town Association in New York as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the Roosevelt New York after serving three years with theCleveland Clinic as Director of Patient Services. Lewis is the former General Manager of theInterContinental The Barclay and the InterContinental Cleveland.

Sebastian Hinsch has been named Hotel Manager for the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills taking over from Reed Kandalaft. Hinsch was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Hualalai and the Four Seasons Houston.

Jacco Van Teefelen has been promoted by Fairmont from the position of Director of Food and Beverage at the Savoy London, to that of Director of Operations at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in Southern California.

Kelley Moreton has been promoted to the role of Hotel Manager for the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. She was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire.

The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago has appointed Elizabeth Vita-Finzi Hotel Manager. She was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C.

Christoph Moje has joined the Beverly Hills Hotel as Hotel Manager. He was most recently in the same position at Pasadena’s Langham Huntington Hotel. Moje is the former General Manager for the Oceana in Santa Monica and Hotel Manager with the Hotel Bel-Air.

Jermaine Anderson has been appointed Hotel Manager at LondonHouse Chicago set to open Spring 2016. Anderson most recently served as opening Hotel Manager at the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.

Dieter Heigl has been appointed Director of Operations at the JW Marriott Chicago. Heigl had spent the last four years at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel as General Manager.

Diana Wellman has been promoted Director of Operations at the Chattanoogan. Since 2014 she had served the hotel as Director of Conference Services.

Charles Morales has been named Director of Operations for the Westin Dallas Downtown. He was most recently with the Sheraton Dallas as Director of Front Office Operations. Morales had previously held operations roles with the Sheraton Houston West and the WHollywood Residences.

John Miller has been appointed Senior Vice President, Design and Construction at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He was most recently the Vice President, Design and Construction-Asia-Pacific with MGM Resorts International. Miller had previously spent more than 22 years with the Peninsula Hotel Group.

The Four Seasons New York Downtown has appointed Justin Milazzo as Director of Food and Beverage. The CIA graduate was most recently in the same role for the New York Palace.

Alexander Valencia has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage for the Langham Boston. He was most recently in a similar role at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas.

Josh Pendley has taken on the role of Director of Food and Beverage for NeueHouse New York. He was most recently in the same role for the Mondrian Soho.

John Zaner has joined La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio as Director of Culinary Operations. For the past twelve years, he had been with the Ritz-Carlton Kapaluaas Executive Chef. He had previously overseen the kitchens for the Arizona Biltmore, theGrand Wailea Resort and La Quinta.

Derin Moore has been appointed Director of Culinary Operations for Reynolds Plantation in Georgia. He is the former Executive Chef at Turnberry Isle Hotel and Resort Miami and theRitz-Carlton Resorts of Naples.

Ludovic Poirier has joined the Hotel Granduca Austin as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Mokara Hotel and Spa. Poirier is the former Director of Food and Beverage for the Inn at Dos Brisas.

Albert Charbonneau has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in Puerto Rico. For the past two years, he has been General Manager with the Hakkasan Group. He is the former General Manager at J&G Steakhouse in the W Washington, D.C.

Christina Maffei is moving to Pittsburgh to join Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants at the newHotel Monaco as Director of Food and Beverage. She was most recently the Food and Beverage Operations Director at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu. Maffei had previously been with the Hilton Hawaiian Village as Director of Restaurants and Bars.

Simón de Swaan has joined Gurney’s Inn in Montauk as Director of Food and Beverage. For the past two years, he had been with the Four Seasons New York as Director of Food and Beverage. He is the former Assistant Director of Food and Beverage of the FourSeasons Boston.

Clifton Carmody has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Hilton’s newly rebranded Cape Rey Carlsbad. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage Operations with Eat.Drink.Sleep Hospitality Group and Director of Operations for Bradley Ogden Hospitality.

Katie Falvey has been promoted to Vice President of Real Estate at Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee. She joined the company in 1997 as Director of Real Estate Marketing and Property Management, before assuming the role of Director of Real Estate in 2005.

Benchmark Hospitality has named Kelly Gregg Director of Recruiting. Gregg had previously worked in recruitment leadership positions with Panera BreadGaylord EntertainmentDarden RestaurantsLoews Hotels and the Walt Disney World Company.

Sandra Stockman has been named Director of Human Resources for the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. She was most recently in the same role for Billabong USA/Burleigh Point in Irvine. Stockman had previously handled human resources for the Jewelry Exchange Tustinand the Pelican Hill Golf Club.

Theresa Amaya has been named Director of Human Resources at the Hotel Granduca Austin. She was most recently the Regional Director/Corporate Director of Human Resources for Highgate Hotels. Amaya had previously overseen human resources for theSheraton Arlington Hotel, the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and the Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel.

Daniel Waite has been named Director of Human Resources for the Loews Regency Hotel. He was most recently in the same role at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.

Katherine Bastow has been named Director of Talent Excellence at Hospitality Ventures Management Group. She is the former Director of Human Resources for the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.

Fiona Lowe has been appointed Director of Human Resources at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curaçao. She was most recently the Director of Human Resources for theSt. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino.

Chris Port has been appointed Vice President Development Western Region at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants based in Phoenix. He is the former Head of Global Development forCaesars Global Living and Senior Vice President Development, Real Estate Development & Acquisitions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Vacation Ownership.

Tom Riley has returned to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as Vice President Development Eastern Region based in Washington, D.C. He had previously served the company as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development before leaving in 2014 to join Marcus Hotels and Resorts as Senior Vice President of Development.

Domingo Velasco has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. Velasco was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for NH Collection’s Eurobuilding Madrid. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Mark Hotel New York and Area Director of Sales and Marketing forRosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Jorge Villarreal has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the One&Only Palmilla.

Vanessa Fernandez has been appointed Director of Marketing at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic based out of Miami. She is the former Public Relations Manager at thePalms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach and with Meliá Hotels.

Jay Marsella has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Marriott Marquis Houston. He has been with Marriott for 25 years, with the past six years as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Marsella is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach and the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort.

Mark Speranza has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the William Vale Hotelin New York. Most recently, Speranza served as the Director of Memberships with Club Quarters and is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental TheBarclay.

Doreen Patino has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Éilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio. She was most recently in the same role for the Marriott Plaza Hotel San Antonio. Patino is the former Director of Events at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel and Director of Food, Beverage, Catering and Conventions at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel.

Jeanne Bothwell has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Florida. She was most recently serving the resort as Associate Director of Sales.

Ruben Barahona has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Stanford Court in San Francisco. Barahona most recently served as Area Director of Sales for the Oakland Marriott City Center, the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Oakland and the Oakland Convention Center.

Sally Ableitner has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Hilton’s TheMarquette. She was most recently in the same position for the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul and Rival House.

Jessica Stowell has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Inn by the Sea in Maine. She had previously served as Corporate Sales for the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn in Portsmouth, and most recently, as Regional Director of Sales forColwen Hotels.

Blake Miller has been appointed Director of Business Travel at the Four Seasons Austin. Miller most recently spent 13 years as Director of Corporate Travel at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

Jonathan Mattis has joined Visit West Hollywood as Vice President Sales and Marketing. He was most recently the Director of Marketing for the Hotel Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills Hotel.

April Storms has been appointed Director of Sales at the Andaz Fifth Avenue. She had previously served in sales positions for the Andaz Wall Street and the Grand Hyatt New York. Storms is the former Director of Corporate and Leisure Sales for the Andaz WestHollywood.

Bob Frear has been named Director of Sales at the Pendry San Diego. He was most recently the Director of Brand Sales for Montage Hotels & Resorts. Frear is a former Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Nick Anderson has been promoted to Associate Director of Sales at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. He had joined the resort in 2014 as the Group Sales Account Director.

Michael Schneider has been appointed Director, Travel Industry Sales, at the Pierre, A Taj Hotel. He had previously overseen sales and marketing for the Cassa Hotel, the Alex Hoteland the Peninsula, all in Manhattan.

Mauro Pinho has been named Account Director for Luxury Leisure Sales at the St. Regis Bal Harbour. He is the former Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at Fasano Hotels in Sao Paulo and Marketing Manager with Air Canada Cargo Brazil.

Diana Bright has been appointed Director of National Accounts for the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curaçao. She was previously the Account Director, Northeast, for theSt. Regis Aspen.

Ryan Schilling has been appointed Senior Sales Manager at the Quirk Hotel in Virginia. He was most recently serving as National Sales Manager at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville. Schilling is the former Corporate Sales Manager at Richmond’s JeffersonHotel.

Alyssa Logan has been appointed Senior Sales Manager at the Playa Largo Resort & Spain Key Largo set to open in December. She had previously served in group sales positions with Celebrity CruisesNorwegian Cruise LineRegent Seven Seas Cruises andRenaissance Cruises.

Gineau Grandmain has been named Senior Sales Manager for the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Grandmain was most recently in a similar role at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Will Webre has been appointed Sales Manager at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. He was most recently in a similar role for the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center. Webre had previously served as Sales Manager at the Hotel Monteleone and theInterContinental New Orleans.

Sébastien Serre has joined the Omni Berkshire Place as Director of Catering and Convention Services. He was most recently the Assistant Catering Director at the Millennium ONE UN Hotel.

Elizabeth Diaz has been appointed Director of Catering at the Playa Largo Resort & Spa. Most recently, Diaz served as Associate Director of Sales for the Sofitel Miami. Diaz had previously held catering sales positions at the LXR in Boca Raton and at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

Laura Fairweather has been appointed to the newly created position of Director Public Relations, Americas, at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She had most recently been serving the company as Manager, Corporate Public Relations.

Apurv Batra has been promoted to Director Revenue Management at the Taj Campton Place in San Francisco. He had joined the hotel in 2014 as Revenue Manager.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts has appointed Ken Nason to the newly created role of Vice President of Revenue Optimization. He was most recently with Remington Hotels as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Gonzalo Rivera has been appointed Executive Chef at the Boca Beach Club. He was previously with the Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa as Executive Chef and the Boca Raton Resort and Club as Executive Sous Chef.

Tom Parlo has joined the Hotel Granduca Austin as Executive Chef. He has previously held the same posts with the St. Regis Bal Harbour and the Biltmore Miami.

Frédéric Castan is now at the Anaheim Hilton and Tower as Executive Chef. For the past nine years, he had been with the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa as Executive Chef. Castan had previously served as Executive Chef at the Sofitel Water Tower Chicago,Big Horn Country Club in Palm Springs and the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Arnaud Berthelier has returned to Florida as Executive Sous Chef for the Everglades Club. He was most recently at the Resort at Pelican Hill as Executive Sous Chef. Bertelier is the former Chef de Cuisine at La Palme d’Or in the Biltmore Hotel and at the Peninsula Shanghai.

Kim Lambrechts has joined the Four Seasons Boston as General Manager for Bristol. He had previously served as Director of Food and Beverage for the Taj Hotel Boston, the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe and Forty 1 North.

Raymond Stencel has been appointed General Manager at Six Seven Restaurant at theEdgewater Hotel in Seattle. Stencel was most recently the General Manager for DepartureRestaurant + Lounge in The Nines Portland.

Olivier De Roany has been named Assistant General Manager at the Delano Las Vegas forAlain Ducasse‘s Rivea and the Skyfall Lounge, slated to open in the fall. He was most recently the Assistant General Manager at Ducasse’s miX in the Mandalay Bay. He had previously served in a similar for Adour in the St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Chris Lee has been named Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons St. Louis. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Rooms with the Four Seasons Palo Alto.

Luis Casado has joined the Faena Miami as Director of Housekeeping. He was most recently in the same position at the St. Regis Atlanta. He is the former Director of Housekeeping at the St. Regis Aspen and the St. Regis Princeville.

Sherry Lurie has been named Executive Director of Housekeeping at the Fontainebleau Miami. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Hotel Services at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Menique De La Rosa has been appointed Regional Spa Director Caribbean and Spa Director at Rosewood Little Dix Bay. She is the former Spa Director at Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda and at The Observatory Hotel by Orient Express in Sydney.

Meadowood Napa Valley has named Michael Conte Director of Spa and Wellness. He was most recently the Director of Spa at the Montage Laguna Beach.

Laura Tuerck has been appointed Spa Director at the Montage Laguna Beach, taking over for Michael Conte. She was most recently overseeing the Canyon Ranch SpaClub in Las Vegas.

Marie Padori has been appointed Spa Director at JW Marriott Chicago. She was most recently at the Williams Island Club in Miami where she served as the Spa Director for the past five years.

EUROPE

Belmond has named Philippe Cassis Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, based in London. Cassis most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Sun Resorts. He had previously spent 28 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

John Scanlon has moved across the street to the Dorchester Collection’s 45 Park Lane as General Manager. He was most recently at the Dorchester as Hotel Manager.

John Keating has been appointed General Manager at the Fairmont St. Andrews. He had previously held various posts with Lucknam Park and Bath Spa and CCA International.

Bernd Zängle has been appointed North Region Area General Manager for theSteigenberger Hotel Group. He has been with the group since 1988 and will remain in his current role as Director of the Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg.

Joanne Hammick has been appointed General Manager at the Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel in Daventry. For the past five years, she had been the General Manager of Billesley Manor and had previously overseen the Daventry Hotel and Hinckley Island.

Joost van Beek has been appointed General Manager at the Jaz Amsterdam. He was most recently the Regional Director of Operations for the NH Hotel Group.

Stefan Noll has been promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. He joined the hotel in 2014 as Director of Rooms. Noll is the former Hotel Manager of the Chedi Andermatt.

Annette Botticchio has been appointed Regional Vice President Sales – France, at Hyatt Hotels in Paris. She joined Hyatt in 2013 as Regional Director of Sales for France and Switzerland.

Vicki Richards has been named Senior Director of Marketing for the Four Seasons UK Collection. She was most recently serving the company’s UK Collection as Senior Director of Sales. Richards is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House.

Dietmar Sawyere has been appointed Executive Chef at the Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. He has finished up his most recent stint with the restaurant Widder in Zurich.

The Gleneagles Hotel has appointed Ram Jalasutram Head Chef. His previous roles include sous chef at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Senior Sous Chef at the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, Senior Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus and Head Chef atPennyhill Park in Surrey.

The Mondrian London has named Aurélien Mouren General Manager at Sea Containersrestaurant. He had previously served in a similar role with Roka Restaurants.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Jennifer Cronin has been named President of the Marco Polo Hotel Group in Hong Kong, taking over from Eric Waldburger who is retiring in January 2016. Cronin moves up from her current position with the group as Vice President Sales and Marketing.

Qian Jin has been appointed President at Wanda Hotels & Resorts in Beijing. He is the former Senior Vice President of Operations China and Taiwan for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Andrew Cairns has been named Executive General Manager at Crown Perth Hotels. For the past seven years, he had been the General Manager at the Crown Towers Melbourne.

Wiswin Pitikulsathit has been appointed Vice President at the Kata Group Resorts in Bangkok. He is the former Kata Group Assistant Vice President for Asset Management.

Benjamin Bahn has been appointed Vice President Asia Pacific at Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Hong Kong. He was most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing atThe Upper House in Hong Kong.

Joe Wu has been appointed Managing Director, China and South East Asia, at LUX* Resorts & Hotels in Shanghai. He was most recently the Deputy General Manager Asset Management for the Dalian Wanda Group. Wu is the former Vice President of Development, China, at the Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Director of Development, Asia Pacific, forJumeirah International.

Byron Chong has been promoted to General Manager to oversee the soon-to-open Four Seasons Tianjin. He was most recently the Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Guangzhou. Chong is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Singapore and the Four Seasons Maui.

Sante Ahn has been named Hotel Manager for the soon-to-open Four Seasons Seoul. For the past two years, he had been overseeing the Banyan Tree Seoul as General Manager. Ahn is the former General Manager at The Ananti, Kumgang Mountain, North Korea andThe Ananti Club Seoul.

Patrick Weder has returned to Jakarta at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place to take on the post of General Manager. He had previously served the hotel as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage before taking on his most recently role as Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.

Christoph Ganster has been named Managing Director for Laucala Island in Fiji. He was most recently the General Manager at the Raffles Praslin. Ganster is the former General Manager at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers in Cairo.

Philippe Arnaud has been appointed General Manager at the Sanctum Inle Resort in Myanmar. He was most recently the Corporate Operations Manager for Valotel France. Arnaud is the former General Manager of the Hotel Le Pigonnet in Aix-en-Provence.

Dean Rossilli has been named General Manager at the Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta. For the past three years, he had served as General Manager of the Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore.

Sascha Hemmann has transferred to the Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa as General Manager. He is the former General Manager of the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phanganl.

Wolf-Alvaro Rautenberg has been named General Manager at the Grand Mansion in Nanjing. Rautenberg had previously served as General Manager of the Westin Wuhan and, prior to that, the Westin Fuzhou.

Edward Snoeks has been named Regional General Manager ­ Thailand and General Manager at the Okura Prestige Bangkok. He was most recently the General Manager of theCrowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay. Snoeks was previously the Vice President Hotel Operations at the Hong Kong Parkview Hotel Services.

Scott Walton has been named General Manager at the Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Fiji. He is the former General Manager of the Treasure Island Resort Fiji and the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Tianjin.

Poomdecha Rattanyoo has been appointed General Manager at the Eastin Yama Hotel Phuket. He was most recently the General Manager of the Sea Sun Sand Resort in Patong Beach.

Wim Fagel has been appointed General Manager at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. He is the former General Manager of the Summit Hotel and Summit Nepal Trekking, the Amari Rincome Chiang Mai, and the Amari Residences Bangkok

Tony Chisholm has been named General Manager at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. He is the former General Manager for the Sofitel So Singapore and the Sofitel Brisbane Central.

Edouard Demptos has been promoted to Hotel Manager of the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai. He had joined the hotel in 2011 as Director of Food and Beverage. Demptos had previously overseen food and beverage for the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila and the Hyatt Regency Casablanca.

Lina Abdullah has been appointed General Manager at Oakwood Residence Garden Towers Bangna in Bangkok. She was most recently the General Manager at the Amari Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Vignesh Mani has been appointed General Manager at the Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit Thonglor in Bangkok. He had previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the two Oakwood properties in Bangalore.

Ruben Gabiño has been appointed Director of Operations at the Conrad Seoul. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage for the Madinat Jumeirah, the St. Regis Abu Dhabiand the Turnberry Resort.

Sylvain Pasdeloup has been promoted to General Manager at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. He joined the resort in 2013 as Hotel Manager. He had previously held food and beverage positions with the Sofitel Gold Coast, the Sofitel Brisbanne and the Sofitel Mumbai.

Yong-soon Park has been appointed General Manager at the Oakwood Premier Incheon. He was most recently in the same role for the Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul.

Leah Matters has been appointed Resort Manager at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. She has been with the company for seven years with the last three spent as General Manager of the Outrigger Twin Towns Resort in Queensland.

Tim Owens is now in Hawaii as Director of Property Operations at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. He was most recently the Director of Facilities for the Chicago Cubs. Owens is the former Director of Engineering for the InterContinental Miami, the W Atlanta Perimeter and the W Atlanta Midtown.

Shin Siow has been named Vice President Legal Asia Pacific at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific in Singapore. Most recently he was the Vice President Legal at Minor International in Thailand.

Anthony Frunzi has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage and joined the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort on Oahu. He was most recently with the Beverly Wilshire as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage.

Maik Chrzescinski has moved as Director of Food and Beverage to the JW Marriott Shanghai Changfeng Park. He was most recently in the same position at the Hilton Shanghai.

Benjamin Seelos has joined the Four Seasons Singapore as Director of Restaurants and Bars. He was most recently Restaurant General Manager for Element Fresh in Shanghai. Seelos had previously overseen Prime Restaurant in the InterContinental Nanjing and served as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons Costa Rica.

Orhun Denizoglu has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the JW Marriott Medan.

Abdul Rahim Rahman has moved as Director of Human Resources to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Rahman was was previously the Director of Human Resources at the Four Seasons Seychelles and the Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

Tricia Cornelius has been appointed Director of Global Sales Brisbane at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. She is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa.

Haydee Cruz has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing with Sun Hotels & Resorts for the Beach House Iruveli.

Annie Choy has been appointed Director of Marketing Communications at the Pan Pacific Singapore. She is the former Director of Marketing Communications, at Raffles Singapore.

Bastien Touzeau has been promoted to Director of Revenue Management at Alila Hotels & Resorts in Singapore. He had been serving as Assistant Development Manager since 2013.

Pedro Samper has been named Executive Chef at the Langham Hong Kong. He had previously served in chef roles with at Paradores de Turismo Hotels and Resorts in Valencia, Martin BerasateguiQuique Dacosta, and Kokotxa.

Erik Gremmer has been appointed Executive Chef at Six Senses Samui in Koh Samui. He was most recently in the same position for the Oberoi Mauritius. Gremmer had previously served as Chef with the One&Only Ocean Club, the Six Senses Zighy Bay and theMeydan Hotel in Dubai.

Benjamin Rendell has been appointed Executive Chef at the Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives. He is the former Executive Chef at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila and the Marco Polo Hotel Wuhan in addition to Area Executive Marco Polo Hotels-China Region.

Aldo Cadau has been appointed Executive Chef at the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Qasr Al Sarab Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. Cadau had previously served in chef positions with the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and the Four Seasons Doha.

Thiti Thammanatr has been appointed Executive Chef at 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai. He was most recently Food and Beverage Director at the Baan Wanglang Riverside in Bangkok.

Micha Floreal has been named Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Le Méridien Bora Bora. He was most recently the Restaurant Manager for the Hôtel & Spa Le Saint Alexis.

Matthew Lane has moved to Hawaii as Director of Front Office Operations at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. He was most recently in New York City as Director of Front Office Operations at the Millennium Hilton Hotel.

Anil Chavan has been promoted to Associate General Manager at the Oakwood Premier Mumbai. He had previously been serving as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Becky Leuluai has been appointed Director of Spa Operations at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. She was most recently in the same role for the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Ali Tabbal has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Kerzner International in Dubai.Saif Al Yaarubi takes over Tabbal’s former post as Chief Financial Officer.

Tony Coveney has been promoted to Hotel Manager and joined the Four Seasons Riyadh. For the past two years, he had served as Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Sydney.

Thomas Barguil has been named General Manager at Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa. He is the former General Manager of the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spaand The Residence Maldives.

Craig Bruce has joined the Grand Millennium Al Wahda as General Manager. He was most recently managing the Sun International Zimbali Hotel and Country Club. Bruce is the former General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel and Park Inn Yas Island.

Guido Bayley has been appointed Cluster General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel and Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island. For the past five years, Bayley had been with the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London as General Manager.

Grant Ruddiman has been appointed General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, taking over from Konstantin Zeuke. Since 2011, Ruddiman had been serving as Complex General Manager and Area Manager for the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence and the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

Athanassios Manos has moved over as General Manager to the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba in Jordan. He was most recently overseeing the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko in Bulgaria.

Carlos Malliaroudakis has been appointed General Manager at Al Ain Rotana. He was most recently serving the company as Area General Manager for Kuwait.

Rebecca Nachanakian has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Nachanakian joined the property in 2012 as Director of Conferences and Events.

Carsten Seubert has been appointed General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko taking over from Athanassios Manos. Seubert was most recently the Hotel Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager of Kempinski’s The Stafford in London and the Kempinski Hotel Yixingin China.

Greg Kocsis has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. He was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager of the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Maldives.

Nasser Fawzi has joined the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Saudi Arabia as Executive Assistant Manager. Fawzi was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing atKempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Alexander Suski has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates taking over from Nasser Fawzi. Suski had previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, and most recently, the Kempinski Hotel Ajman.

Kristofer Bremstrom has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi. He was most recently overseeing food and beverage for the Sheraton Hotel Stockholm.

Christian Resetarits has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh. He was most recently the Director of Sales at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna. Resetarits is the former Sales Manager for the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre and Senior Sales Manager at The Stafford London.

Archana Kawatra has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for the GrandMillennium Al Wahda in Abu Dhabi.

Fares Daghlas has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai. He was most recently with the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai as Director of Sales.

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