JUNE 2018 – HEADS above the Rest®

June 5, 2018
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HEADS above the Rest® 

by Benoit Gateau-Cumin

The Newsletter of The Boutique Search Firm, a worldwide retained recruiting firm specializing in hospitality management.

Global Update: Who’s where and doing what

 

JUNE 2018

 

THE AMERICAS

Scott Hermes is the new President of Resort Properties (The Resort at Pelican Hill, The Fashion Island Hotel and Hotel Irvine) at the Irvine Company. He spent the bulk of his career with Starwood and was most recently the General Manager of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Hermes takes over from Ralph Grippo who left the company after 11 years in the position.

Reed Kandalaft has been named General Manager of the Four Seasons One Dalton Street Boston, slated to open in 2019. He has been with the company since 2008, most recently as opening General Manager of the Four Seasons The Surf Club. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Damascus and the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Kelley Moreton has been named General Manager at the Four Seasons Scottsdale. She was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Peter Humig has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager at the Beverly Wilshire. He has been with the company since 1999, most recently as preopening General Manager at the Four Seasons New York Downtown. Humig had previously served as Resort Manager at the former Four Seasons Philadelphia and General Manager at the Four Seasons Whistler.  At the Beverly Wilshire, he takes over from Ben Trodd.

Thomas Carreras takes over for Peter Humig with his promotion to General Manager at the Four Seasons New York Downtown. For the past two years, Carreras had been the Hotel Manager after serving three years as Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons London Park Lane.

Jose Adames has joined the Four Seasons Anguilla as General Manager. He has been with the company since 1999, most recently as General Manager of the Four Seasons Mexico City. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Austin and Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Punta Mita.

Anne-Marie Houston has been promoted to General Manager at the Montage Laguna Beach. She joined the resort in 2017 as Resort Manager. Houston is the former Corporate Director of Operations with Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas.

Cornelia Samara is now in Miami taking over from Reed Kandalaf as General Manager of the Four Seasons The Surf Club. She was most recently the opening General Manager of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Lucy Martin has been named General Manager 
of the Standard Miami. She is the former General Manager at the Hotel Celino.

Anna Anderson has returned to Chicago as General Manager of the Hotel Zachary. She was previously the General Manager at Virgin Hotels Chicago before taking on her most recent role managing the Halcyon Hotel Denver.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester has named Greg Mendoza General Manager. Most recently, he served as the General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.

Avinash Haksar has joined Auberge Resorts as Regional Vice President and General Manager for Calistoga Ranch. He is the former General Manager of Rosewood Sand Hill and the Rosewood Crescent. At Calistoga, he takes over from Coni Winter, now at Rancho Valencia.

Michael Schoonewagen has joined the Cabrits Resort Kempinski in the Dominican Republic as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing Belmond La Samanna and is the former General Manager of the St. Regis Bora Bora.

Kevin Kruse has been named General Manager at the Bristol Hotel in Virginia, slated to open in the fall. He is the former General Manager at the B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale and Savannah’s Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Peter Kolla has been appointed General Manager at the Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles. He is the former General Manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport.

Michael Stephens has been appointed Managing Director at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. He was most recently overseeing the Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Stephens is the former General Manager of the Andaz Maui at Wailea and the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo.

Gene Smallwood has been named General Manager of the Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and had previously served in the same position at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel.

Todd Temperly has been appointed General Manager for both the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and the Conrad Chicago. He was most recently the Hotel Manager for the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea. Temperly is the former General Manager at The Marquette and Windows On Minnesota and Hotel Manager at the Palmer House in Chicago.

Joanna McCreary has returned to the W Austin to take on the new role of General Manager. She had previously served as the opening Director of Rooms for the hotel. Most recently, she had served as Hotel Manager at the W Bellevue.

Thomas List has been appointed the Colony Palm Beach as General Manager. He is a former General Manager at Congress Hall and The Inn at Little Washington.

Dana Orlando has been named General Manager 
at the Elliot Park Hotel in Minneapolis, slated to open in September. Orlando is the former General Manager
at the Hotel Ivy and Hotel Manager
at the Waldorf Astoria Park City.

Anthony Damiano has joined the Time Nyack as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager for the Hyatt House White Plains.

Kori Yoran has been promoted to General Manager at the Dream Midtown. He had joined the hotel in 2015 as Director of Front Office and was promoted to Hotel Manager in 2017.

Bassim Ouachani has been promoted to General Manager at the Arlo SoHo. He was most recently serving as Director of Operations.

Sébastien Pfeiffer has been named General Manager at the Charter Seattle. He is the former General Manager and Hotel Manager at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Director of Operations and Director of Food and Beverage at the Sofitel Los Angeles.

John Santaniello has been named General Manager at the Snowking Resort in Jackson Hole. He was most recently in Stowe as Managing Director at The Heritage.

Timber Cove has named Joseph Kirtley General Manager. He is the former General Manager at Mama Shelter Los Angeles and the Freehand Los Angeles.

Paul Ridguard has been appointed General Manager at the Moxy NYC Chelsea, scheduled to open in October. He was most recently the General Manager at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil.

Nathan Davis has been named Vice President and General Manager at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena. He was most recently the General Manager at the Bodega Bay Lodge. Davis is the former Resort Manager at the Silverado Resort and Spa 
and Director of Operations at The U.S. Grant.

Clif Clark has joined the Palace Hotel in San Francisco as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston has named Steve Spear General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at City Clubs of Charleston.

Kristen Whyly has been named Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. He has been with the company since 2008, most recently as Resort Manager for the Four Seasons Ko’Olina.

Jan Valasek has been promoted to Hotel Manager with his move to the Four Seasons Chicago. He was most recently serving as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Anguilla after serving as Interim Resort Manager for the Four Seasons Nevis.

The Four Seasons Miami Surf Club has named Koji Akaboshi Hotel Manager. He was most recently serving as Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara.

Billy Cueto has been named Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills after serving in the same position at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.

The Four Seasons Jackson Hole has promoted Igor Morosowski to Resort Manager. He had joined the resort in 2016 as Director of Rooms after serving in the same position at the Four Seasons Bora Bora.

Chris Lorino has joined Sage Hospitality as Vice President of Operations. He was most recently with Provenance Hotels in Seattle as Regional Director of Operations. Lorino is the former General Manager at the Westin Los Angeles Airport, the Westin Seattle, and the Westin Portland. 

Gavin Philipp has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at Charlestowne Hotels. He had joined the company in 2013 as a Regional Director of Operations.

Gul Turkmenoglu has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Operations at Denihan Hospitality. He was most recently overseeing Denihan’s The Benjamin and had previously served as Assistant General Manager at The Hudson. 

Christopher Horn has been named Vice President Operations
 for SIXTY Hotels. Horn is the former Associate Director of Corporate Operations
 at Denihan Hospitality Group.  

 

Chrissy Burton has been promoted to Director, Residential Operations, at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Toronto. She was most recently serving as Manager, Residential Operations. 

Kyle Erickson has joined the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in Solvang as Food and Beverage Director. He is the former General Manager and Wine Buyer for The Hungry Cat. 

Cyril Amini has been named Director of Food and Beverage 
at Cliff House in Maine. He was most recently in the same post for The Betsy South Beach. Amini had previously overseen food and beverage at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island and the RitzCarlton San Juan.

Tony Liartis has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and at the WaterColor Inn and Resort.

Randy Piebes has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For the past four years he was with the Capital Hilton Washington, D.C. in the same role.

Will Chamberlin has been named Director of Food and Beverage at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa. He is the former General Manager of the Blue Martini and the Vintage Ultra Lounge. 

Thomas Stone is the new Director of Food and Beverage at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and General Manager for Fish House at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko’ Olina.

Michael Tuohy has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef for the Dewberry Charleston. He was most recently General Manager of Food and Beverage Operations for Legends Hospitality at the Golden 1 Center. 

Ryan Littman has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Sheraton Dallas. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.

Jadan Sheive takes over from Ryan Littman as Director of Food and Beverage at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. ​Sheive has been promoted from his current role as a Dual Property Director of Food and Beverage at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk. 

Jaclyn Beaudreau has been appointed Director of Resort Experiences at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. She is the former Golf Sales and Marketing Manager at the Wigwam Resort, Director of Revenue Management at Pronghorn, Director of Member Experience at Anthem Country Club, and Membership and Marketing Director at The Club at Ruby Hill. 

Dan Waite is Vice President of People Operations with the SH Group. He was most recently with the Loews Regency New York as Director of Human Resources. 

Ben Trodd, after 7 years as Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Beverly Wilshire, becomes the company’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Prior to the Beverly Wilshire, Trodd was the General Manager of the Four Seasons Seattle, the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. 

Cara Banasch has been appointed Vice President of Sales for Omni Hotels. She was most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at the New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. 

Michael Goldrich has been named Vice President of Marketing at Denihan Hospitality in New York. He is the former Senior Director Digital Brand Marketing, Strategy and Ecommerce at Wyndham Hotels and Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce at Dolce Hotels & Resorts. 

Andy Ross has joined Grace Hotels as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas. He was most recently the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing 
at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Ross is the former Director of Sales and Marketing 
at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club and the Mandarin Oriental Boston.

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley has named Kelly Nelson Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently in the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office in San Francisco as Global Sales Director. Nelson is the former Director Sales at the Beverly Wilshire and Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley.

The Four Seasons Seattle has named Tori Boos Director of Marketing. She had previously served as Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. before most recently taking on the same role for the Fairmont Olympic Hotel (the former Four Seasons Seattle Olympic). 

Catherine Kirchheimer has returned to the Montage Deer Valley to take on the role of Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously served the resort as Director of Leisure Sales before taking on her most recent role overseeing sales and marketing for the Montage Kapalua Bay. 

Camille Garcia has joined the Hotel Zachary in Chicago as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently the Director of Sales for Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC. She is the former Senior Sales Manager of the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown.

Jeff Holland has joined the Lake Austin Spa Resort as Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah and Rosewood’s Cordevalle.

Brian Morris has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Morris is the former Complex Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton & Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. 

Kahi Arnaud has moved to Viceroy Hotels L’Ermitage Beverly Hills as Director of Sales and Marketing. Arnaud was most recently serving as Director of Sales
at the 
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and is the former Associate Director of Sales at the
 Beverly Wilshire.

Richard Ross has joined the Omni Homestead Resort as Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently Vice President of Sales for Remington Hotels.

Richard Carroll has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Cliff House Maine. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Viking and at Chatham Bars Inn.

Trish Owen has joined the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently in the same post at the
Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley.

Steve Gaebe has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing with his move to the Harvest Inn. He was most recently a Senior Sales Manager for The Estate Yountville. Gaebe is the former Sales Manager and Conference Services Manager
 at the Silverado Resort and Spa.

Dennis Park has joined Holston House in Nashville as Director of Sales and Marketing. Park was most recently General Manager at the FOUND:RE Hotel in Phoenix. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Saguaro Scottsdale, and Director of National Accounts with Visit Phoenix.

Nancy Covell has been named Group Director New Business Development for Ocean House Management. She had previously worked with the company as Director of Group Sales for Ocean House and the Weekapaug Inn before moving into her most recent role with Chatham Bars Inn as Director of Sales.

Timothy Edgecombe has joined the Rosewood Washington, D.C. as Director of Sales. Most recently, he was the Director of Travel Industry and Entertainment Sales at The Carlyle. 

Tiffany Rioux has been named Director of Sales at the Conrad Washington, D.C. She was most recently overseeing sales and marketing at the Rosewood Washington, D.C. (the former Capella Hotel). 

Luis Mendez has been named Director of Sales at the Kimpton EPIC Hotel in Miami. He was most recently the Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental Miami.

Warren Martineau has returned to the Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa to take on the role of Director of Sales. He had previously served the resort as opening Director of Sales and Marketing. 

Katie Cotton has been appointed Director of Catering and Conference Services at The Estate Yountville. She was most recently with the Montage Kapalua Resort and Spa as Director of Catering and Conference Services. 

Sarah Wexler has been appointed Director of Events and Catering at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. She was most recently serving as Complex Assistant Director of Events and Catering at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco.

Michele Stout-Smith has been named Director of Catering Sales for the Sheraton Dallas. She was most recently serving Marriott International as Group and Catering Sales Leader for the San Antonio/Austin markets. 

Dana Baasiri has been promoted to Director of Public Relations for the AIC Hotel Group in Miami. She was most recently serving as Public Relations Manager. 

Jorge Gonzalez has returned to Four Seasons Punta Mita to take over as Executive Chef. He had previously served the resort as Restaurant Chef until 2009, before moving on as Executive Sous Chef to the Four Seasons Mexico City and, most recently, Executive Chef at the Rosewood Puebla.

The Four Seasons Chicago has named Michael Zachman Executive Chef.  He was most recently serving as Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Zachman is the former Executive Sous Chef at the Nines Hotel Portland, the Ritz-Carlton Puerto Rico, and the Fairmont Orchid.

Xavier Salomon has joined the Montage Los Cabos as Executive Chef. He is leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company after 27 years and his post as Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay after 17 years. 

Siddharth Krishna has been appointed Executive Chef of the Rosewood Baha Mar. He most recently served as both Chef de Cuisine and Executive Sous Chef at Rosewood Abu Dhabi.

The Four Seasons Toronto has appointed Giannicola Colucci Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same role at the Four Seasons St. Louis.  Colucci is the former Executive Chef at the Hotel Danieli in Venice and Executive Sous Chef at the former Four Seasons London Canary Wharf. 

Erwin Latief has been named Club General Manager for the Crescent Club at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. He is the former Senior Operations Director and Owner Representative with the Sun Group. 

Daniela Koch has returned to Northern California to join the Four Seasons San Francisco as Director of Rooms. Koch was previously serving as Director of Rooms for the InterContinental Mark Hopkins before taking on the same role for the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Janet Wruck has moved to the role of Director of Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire. She was most recently serving the hotel as Director of Human Resources.

Robert Boyd has joined the Terranea Resort as Director of Rooms. He was most recently in a similar role at the El San Juan Hotel.

Clement Gomes has been promoted to Assistant General Manager at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C. For the past two years, he had served as Director of Rooms.

Daniel Romero has been appointed Assistant General Manager at the Park James Hotel. He is the former Director of Rooms at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz and Director of Front Office at The Camby.

 

EUROPE

Jean Pierre Soutric has joined the Grand Luxury Group in Paris as Vice President Strategic Partnership. He is the former Vice President of Sales at the Oetker Collection and Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat.

Ian Barrigan has joined RBH (former Redefine|BDL Hotels) in London as Chief Commercial Officer. He is the former Commercial Director for Go Native and Director of Global Sales at Guoman Thistle.

Scott Harper has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at the Hotel du Vin in Liverpool. He had previously served in the same post for Malmaison.

The Four Seasons Hampshire has named Andrew Harrison General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager of the Four Seasons Langkawi and the former General Manager at the Four Seasons Mumbai and the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita.

Lausanne graduate Stéphane Gras has been promoted from Hotel Manager to General Manager at the Four Seasons Prague. Gras is the former Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Baku and Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Cairo 1st Residence. Gras joined Four Seasons in 1999, and only took a short hiatus from 2003 to 2005 to be the Food and Beverage Manager at the Château de Bagnols.

Henning Reichel has joined Harisch Hotels overseeing the Hotel Schwarzer Adler and the Hotel Weißes Rössl. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol in Austria.

Gerhard Bosse has joined the Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol as General Manager, taking over from Henning Reichel. Bosse has been with Kempinski for the past 26 years, most recently serving as General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Suzhou for the last five years.

Laurence Dubey has been named General Manager and Regional Director at Nobu Hospitality 
in Barcelona. The Lausanne graduate is the former General Manager of the Nobu Eden Roc Resort and the Viceroy Miami.

Stephen Rycroft has been appointed General Manager at the Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool, taking over from Mike Dewey. Rycroft was most recently at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley as General Manager.

Arne Klehn takes over for Rick Enders as General Manager of the Budapest Marriott. Klehn was most recently the General Manager of the Marriott Hotel Sisly. He is the former General Manager of the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott Hotel.

The Grace Mykonos has named Yiorgos Peroutseas General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at the YOTEL London Heathrow.

The Four Seasons Megève has named Adrien Harel Hotel Manager. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Mauritius, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge, and the Four Seasons Casablanca.

Nicolas Combes has returned to Paris to take over as Food and Beverage Director at the Peninsula Paris. He had previously been in a similar position at the Four Seasons George V before moving over to his most recent food and beverage role with the Four Seasons Bora Bora.

Dominic Smith has been named Regional Director of Sales, UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, for Six Senses Hotels, Resorts, and Spas in London. He had previously held similar roles with Minor Hotels, Kempinski Hotels, and Beachcomber.

Rebecca Barrie has joined Corinthia Hotels in London as Senior Director – Marketing. She was most recently with British Airways.

Claudia Elmer has rejoined the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues to take on the new role of Director of Sales and Marketing. She had previously been with the sales and marketing team at the hotel in 2010 before her promotion to Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Milan. Elmer was most recently overseeing sales and marketing at the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo.

Stefano Gaetano has been appointed Executive Chef at Il Salviatino in Florence. He is the former Executive Chef at the Villa La Vedetta in Florence, the Borgo Santo Pietro, and Borgo Egnazia.

 

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC 

Stefan Leser has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Langham Hospitality Group. He was most recently at Jumeirah International as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Charlie Parker has been named General Manager at the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko’Olina. He was most recently overseeing the Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square after spending five years as General Manager of the Four Seasons Hampshire.

Julien Carralero is the new General Manager of the Four Seasons Tianjin. He has been with the company since 1998, most recently serving as General Manager of the Four Seasons Baltimore. The Lausanne graduate is the former General Manager of the former Four Seasons Gresham Palace and Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons George V.      

Thomas Harlander has joined the Rosewood Bangkok as General Manager. He is the former General Manager of the Park Hyatt Seoul and Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

David Macklin takes over from Andrew Harrison with his promotion to General Manager at the Four Seasons Langkawi. Macklin was most recently serving as Resort Manager for the Four Seasons Nam Hai in Vietnam.

Andrew Rogers has moved to the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Central Place as General Manager. He was most recently in the same position at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street. Rogers is the former General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou and the Ritz-Carlton Executive Residences Guangzhou.

The Four Seasons Golden Triangle Tented Camp has named Tobias Emmer Camp Manager. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has named Olivier Larcher General Manager. He is the former General Manager at the Sofitel Foshan and the Wanda Vista Shenyang.

Sébastien Pisano has been named General Manager of the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. He is the former Director of Operations and Director of Planning & Development at the Conrad Bangkok, and Director of Human Resources of the Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa.

The Westin Gurgaon has appointed Rahul Puri General Manager. He was most recently serving as Senior Area Director of Revenue Strategy South Asia for Marriott.

Robert Lagerwey has been appointed General Manager at the Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur. He is the former Regional Vice President of Operations for the Capella Hotel Group Asia and General Manager of the Capella Singapore. 

The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth has named Philip Logan General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager for AccorHotels at the Novotel London Canary Wharf.

Nick Solomon has been named Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island. He was most recently the Resort Manager at the One&Only Cape Town. 

Allwyn d’Souza has been appointed Resident Manager at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. He was most recently the Director of Room Operation at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

Luiz Abdo has been named Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms at the Rosewood Hong Kong. He was most recently in the same position at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Abdo is the former Director of Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto.

Carl Chapman has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the St. Regis Bangkok. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at Dukes Dubai and the InterContinental London The O2.

Michael Young has been named Director of Food and Beverage at the Sheraton Kauai Resort. Since 2016, he had been serving the resort as Executive Chef.

Matthieu Bertho has joined the Park Hyatt Shanghai as Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage. He was most recently in a similar role at the Four Seasons Bali.

The Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Ramzy Fenianos Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific. He was most recently the Vice President, Development, EMEA, for Minor Hotels.

Marc Hediger has been named Senior Vice President of Development at Dusit International in Bangkok. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for Lanson Place Hospitality Management in Hong Kong.

Gen McKenzie has been named Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Onyx Hospitality Group in Bangkok. She was most recently with the MullenLowe Group as Regional Head of Talent Management.

Boonyanoot Kongrod has been appointed Director of Human Resources at the St. Regis Bangkok. Most recently, she worked as Human Resources Service Manager at Marriott International’s Bangkok office. 

The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers has named Bernard Kam Director of Human Resources. He was most recently the Group Director of Human Resources at Marco Polo Hotels and the Plaza Premium Group.

Sam Chia has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the St. Regis Bangkok. He was most recently in the same position at the St. Regis Singapore.

Joyce Wong has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. She was most recently the Director of Marketing at the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel.

Joseph Bell has been named Travel Industry Sales Manager for the Four Seasons Lanai. He was most recently a Leisure Sales Manager for the Resort at Pelican Hill.

Summer Wang has been named Director of Marketing at the Four Seasons Pudong. She has been with the company since 2011, most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake. 

The Four Seasons Jakarta has named Anahat Arora Director of Marketing. Arora was most recently overseeing sales and marketing at the Four Seasons Langkawi.

Stéphane Calvet has moved as Executive Chef to the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Bengaluru. He was most recently in the same role at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai after serving seven years as Executive Pastry Chef for the Four Seasons Bangkok.

Liam Nealon takes over from Stéphane Calvet as Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai. Nealon had previously served as Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Sayan and the Four Seasons Bali Ubud.

The Four Seasons Guanghzou has named Giancarlo Di Francesco Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Doha and the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi.

Renato Rizzi has been named Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Koh Samui. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Tianjin.

Ronan Cadorel has joined the Park Hyatt Tokyo as Executive Chef. Since 2015 he has been the Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca.

Nadine Waechter-Moreno has been named Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Bali. She is the former Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt Tokyo and the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

 

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 

Todd Cilano has joined Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai as Senior Vice President. He was most recently at the Four Seasons Doha as Regional Vice President and General Manager. Cilano had previously overseen the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita and the Four Seasons Alexandria. 

Carlo Stragiotto takes over from Vincent Hoogewijs as General Manager of the Four Seasons Amman. Stragiotto was most recently with the Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre as General Manager. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Milan. 

Leon Baum has joined the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga as General Manager. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. Baum is the former General Manager of the Stafford by Kempinski and Hotel Manager of the Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.

Neil Houghton has been named General Manager of the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. He was most recently the General Manager of the InterContinental Shanghai Pudong and the former General Manager of the InterContinental Kunming, the Crowne Plaza Shenzhen, and the InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa Fiji. 

Rick Enders has been appointed General Manager of the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel. He was most recently General Manager at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. 

The Millennium Resort Mussanah in Muscat has named Dermot Birchall General Manager. Birchall was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Trans Luxury Hotel in Bandung, West Java Indonesia.

Steven Stefaniuk has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Fairmont the Palm in Dubai. He was most recently in the same position at the Fairmont Dubai.

Rabih Beaino has been appointed General Manager at the Al Ahsa InterContinental Hotel, Saudi Arabia. He is the former Resident Manager of the InterContinental Al Jubail. 

Julia Gimadyeva has joined the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi as Director of Sales and Marketing. She is the former Director of Sales at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar and Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg. 

Bianca Cartin has been appointed Director of Marketing at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Since 2016 she had been with the Ritz-Carlton Dubai as Director of Public Relations.

The Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge has named Lucas Julien-Vauzelle Executive Chef. He was most recently with the St. Regis Astana as Chef de Cuisine.

Guven Uyanik has joined the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort as Executive Chef. He was most recently Group Executive Chef at the Kee Club in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

 

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Edited by Susana Parks, Benoit Gateau-Cumin & Lisa Leroy
The Boutique Search Firm

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