NOVEMBER 2018 – HEADS above the Rest®

November 6, 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

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

THE AMERICAS

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has named Antoine Chahwan Area President Hotel Operations Americas, based in Dallas. Chahwan has been with the company for over 28 years, most recently as Regional Vice President and General Manager at the Four Seasons Singapore.

Shanon Ferguson has been named Executive Vice President Operations at Standard International. Ferguson was previously Head of New Operations at Soho House & Co, General Manager of SoHo House New York, and Director of Food and Beverage at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.

Wade Fischer has joined Aimbridge Hospitality as Senior Vice President of Project Management. Most recently, Fischer served as the Chief Operating Officer and partner of Brine Wells Development.

The Oetker Collection has appointed Sandro Fabris as Managing Director of Jumby Bay Island. He was most recently the General Manager at the Half Moon Resort in Jamaica. Fabris is the former Regional Managing Director, South Africa, for Orient Express.

Seán Carney has been appointed Managing Director of the Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, slated to open early 2019.  Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle in Ireland. Carney is the former interim Managing Director of the Capella Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia.

Borja Manchado has moved as General Manager to the Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, scheduled to open in 2019. He was most recently serving as Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Miami. Manchado is the former Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh and the Four Seasons Casablanca.

Christian Langlade has joined the Royalton Antigua Resort as General Manager. He was most recently with the Silversands, Grenada as pre-opening General Manager. Langlade is the former General Manager of the St. Regis Bora Bora and the Hotel Selman in Marrakesh.

Edward Linsley is now in Turks and Caicos at Amanyara. He was most recently the General Manager at the Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island. Linsley is the former Managing Director at Rosewood’s Little Dix Bay and General Manager at the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali.

Colleen Huther is now in Santa Barbara as General Manager at the Belmond El Encanto. She is the former General Manager at the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles and the Hilton Santa Clara.

Ted Knighton has joined The Alida in Savannah as General Manager. He is the former General Manager of sister property The Noelle and Assistant General Manager at the Thompson Seattle. 

Pina Purpero has been named General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Seattle. She was most recently the General Manager of the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

Terry Buchholz has been named General Manager at NOMO SOHO. Buchholz was most recently serving as General Manager at L’Auberge Del Mar.

Brad Busby has joined the Hotel Emblem San Francisco as General Manager. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Viceroy Snowmass. 

Geoffrey Campbell is the new General Manager of the Voyager RV Resort & Hotel in Tucson. He was most recently in a similar role at Hacienda Del Sol.

Elliott Broom has been appointed General Manager at the Shinola Hotel. For the past decade, he had served as Vice President, Museum Operations, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Fabrizio Poli has joined the W Atlanta-Midtown as General Manager. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

David Belk has been appointed General Manager at the AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore. He was most recently with the AC Hotel Tempe as Director of Operations.

Jeff Isenberg has joined the Palihotel Seattle as
 General Manager. He was most recently the Director of Rooms
at the Pan Pacific Seattle.

Sven-Erik Richter has been named General Manager of the Fairmont Dallas. He was most recently in Germany as General Manager of the
Swissôtel Bremen. Richter is the former Hotel Manager of the Fairmont Mayakoba and Director of Operations at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle.

Robert-Jan Woltering has been appointed General Manager at the Fairmont Mayakoba. He was most recently the Regional Vice President, Fairmont & Raffles Hotels United Arab Emirates and was serving as interim General Manager, first at Raffles Hotels Singapore and most recently at the Fairmont Kea Lani.

Onal Kucuk has joined the Thompson Chicago as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing The Camby in Phoenix.

Martin Smith has been named Managing Director at the El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Puerto Rico. He was most recently overseeing the Bahía Beach Resort and Golf Club in Río Grande.

Scott Blakeslee has been appointed Vice President, Real Estate Operations Los Angeles at DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners. He was most recently the General Manager at The Standard Downtown LA. Blakeslee is the former General Manager of the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.

Lacy Peterson has been named General Manager of the Blackburn Inn. She was most recently the Director of Rooms for the Oakhurst Inn in Charlottesville.

Ernesto Luna has been named General Manager at the Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. He was most recently the General Manager at ME Miami.

Jorge Tito has joined the Andaz Wall Street as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager
of the Pestana Hotel South Beach.

Todd Raessler has been named General Manager of the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. He was most recently the General Manager
at the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

The Dream Hotel Nashville has named Randy Diamond General Manager. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at Shutters on the Beach. Diamond is the former Assistant Director of Rooms at the Beverly Wilshire and at the (former Four Seasons) Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

The Irvine Company has named Ryan Onofrey Director, Asset Management. He was most recently Area Financial Analyst for Auberge Resorts and Financial Controller for the Hotel Jerome.

Geoffrey Gray has been named General Manager of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa. He was most recently the General Manager at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Gray is the former Director of Rooms at the Hyatt Centric Park City, the Andaz Maui at Wailea, and the Andaz San Diego.

Jérôme Arribas has been named opening Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons One Dalton Street, Boston, slated to open in 2019. He was most recently the Director of Business Administration at the Four Seasons St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Arribas is the former Director of Finance of the Four Seasons Casablanca and Assistant Director of Finance at the Four Seasons Hotel George V. 

Robbie Delaney has been promoted to Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Seattle. He had joined the hotel in 2017 as Director of Rooms after serving as Assistant Director of Rooms at the
 Beverly Wilshire.

Estreya Gosalbez has moved as Hotel Manager to the Four Seasons Miami. She was most recently in the same position at the Four Seasons Atlanta.

The Four Seasons One Dalton Street Boston has named Ben Kazemi as opening Director of Residences. For the past two years, he had been with the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, New York as Director of Residences.

Mustafa Suer is now in Ohio as Hotel Manager at the InterContinental Cleveland. He was most recently at the InterContinental office in Atlanta as Corporate Director of Food and Beverage Americas.

Jason LeDoux has joined the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.as Hotel Manager. He was most recently serving as Resident Manager at the PeninsulaBangkok.

Billy Cueto has been promoted to Resort Manager 
with his move to the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. He was most recently serving as Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. 

The Four Seasons Whistler has named Manuel Santos Resort Manager. He was most recently at the Four Seasons Doha as Director of Food and Beverage.

Petra Trapp has joined Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, in St. Lucia, as Resident Manager. She was most recently at the Laucala Island Resort in Fiji as General Manager.

Jacco van Teeffelen has moved up the California coast to join the Fairmont San Francisco as Hotel Manager. He was most recently serving as Hotel Manager at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. He had previously spent over 4 years as Director of Food and Beverage at London’s Savoy.

Christopher Saputo has been named Hotel Manager
 at the Carneros Resort and Spa. He was most recently overseeing rooms division at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Saputo is the former Assistant General Manager of the Villasfor The Resort at Pelican Hill.

Omar Abreu is now in Portland as Hotel Manager at The Hoxton. Abreu was most recently with the Trump Hotel Washington, D.C. as Director of Rooms.

DeLondo Lemon has been named Hotel Manager at the Parc 55 San Francisco. Most recently, Lemon was the General Manager at the Embassy Suites Secaucus. 

Dave Merklinger has moved as Director of Operations
 to the Loews Hotel Minneapolis. He was most recently in the same role at the Loews Hotel Annapolis. 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has promoted Todd Swaggerty to Vice President – Operations Finance, based in Dallas. For the past 15 years, he had been at the Four Seasons Hualalai, most recently as Regional Director of Finance.

Patrick Grismer has resigned as Chief Financial Officer at Hyatt Hotels in order to assume the Chief Financial Officer position at Starbucks.

Joan Bottarini has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Hyatt Hotels, taking over from Patrick Grismer. Bottarini was most recently serving the company as Senior Vice President of Finance Americas.

Laure Manzano has been promoted to Director of Finance with her move to the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal. She is the former Assistant Director of Finance
at the Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i and the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

The Four Seasons New York has named Toni Robertson Director of Food and Beverage. Since 2017, she had served as Executive Chef at the Peninsula Chicago. Robertson previously was the Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental New York, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco and the Sonoma Mission Inn.

The Four Seasons Nevis has named Pasquo King Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay Bali. King is the former Executive Sous Chef at the Shangri-La Shanghai City and the Burj Al Arab.

Jose Detaille has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage with his move to the Four Seasons Denver. He was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Beverly Wilshire. 

Alison Bybee has joined the Conrad Hotel Washington, D.C. as Director of Food and Beverage. She is the former Vice President of Food and Beverage Operations at the MGM National Harbor and Regional Vice President of Operations for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. 

Jason Hammons has joined the Sunset Tower Hotel as 
Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the General Manager at Jaffa. 

Daven Wardynski has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. He had joined the resort in 2012 as Executive Chef after serving in the same position at the Omni Chicago Hotel.

Sol Andrews has joined the Shinola Hotel as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently at The William Vale in Brooklyn as Director of Food and Beverage.

Lisa Selman has been named Director of Beverage at the Hilton Chicago. She is the former Director of Operations at the Whiskey Thief Tavern and the Pearl Brasserie.

Joe Dumlao has been named Director of Engineering at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. He is the former Director of Property Operations for the Hilton Hotel Oakland Airport.

Andrew Heilmann has joined Provenance Hotels in Portland as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. The Cornell graduate was most recently in the same position at GFI Hospitality. 

Paul Pellizzari has been appointed Vice President of Global Social Responsibility at Hard Rock International in Orlando. He was most recently in a similar post with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Lynn Griffith has been named Vice President of Human Resources at the Dream Hotel Group in New York. Griffith was most recently serving as Regional Director, Human Resources at Journal Hotels. She also served as Regional Director of People Services for Two Roads Hospitality.

Jill Kluge has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, taking over from Michael Hobson who is retiring at the end of the year. Kluge has been with the company since 1991, most recently serving as Group Director of Brand Communications. 

Salar Alemi has moved over as Director of Marketing to the Four Seasons Toronto. He was most recently in the same role at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. 

The Four Seasons Montreal has named Alexandre Tessier pre-opening Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the St. Sulpice Hotel Montreal and, most recently, the Renaissance Montreal. 

Ernesto Floro has moved as Director of Sales and Marketing
to The Lowell. Floro was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Pierre. He had previously overseen sales and marketing at The Carlyle and The Mark.

Christopher Shiel has moved over to the Hotel 50 Bowery in New York as Director of Sales and Marketing. He was most recently in the same role at the Refinery Hotel Garment District and is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for The Smyth, a Thompson hotel.

Joey Oliva has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kokua Hospitality. She was most recently the Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Highgate Hotels.

Mike Carvelo has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore. He was most recently in a similar role at the AC Hotel Tempe. 

Kyle Martin has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Thompson Chicago. He was most recently with the Wit Hotel Chicago as Managing Director of Sales.

Brad Cirino has been named Director of Sales and Marketing, Caribbean Resorts, for the Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa and the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino. He is the former Director of Sales, Marketing and Events, at The Confidante (the former Thompson Miami Beach).

Braedan Quigley has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. He was most recently Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Hyatt Caribbean Resorts.

Vincent De Croock has joined the Hyatt Regency Houston as Director of Sales and Marketing. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York and at the Hotel de L’Europe in Amsterdam.

Teresa Manzolillo has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Alida. She was most recently in the same position at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.

Devin Gleason has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. He is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Topnotch Resort and Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.

Belinda Daniel has been named Director of Sales at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas. She was most recently with the Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek as a Business Travel and Leisure Sales Manager.

Aleksandr Sigalus has been appointed Director of Sales, International, at the Montage Beverly Hills. He was most recently Sales Director at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air.

Armin Asceric has been appointed Associate Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations at Sugar Beach in St. Lucia. Asceric has previously served six years at The Body Holiday as Head of Marketing.

The London West Hollywood has named Stephanie Ahoni Director of Catering. She was most recently in a similar role at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.

Laura Kinsman has joined Chateau Marmont as Director of Special Events. She was most recently the Director of Catering and Conference Services for the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

Andrew Broderick has joined Auberge Resorts Collection as Area Director of Revenue Strategy.  In this role, he will support Hotel Jerome, Madeline Hotel & Residences and The Lodge at Blue Sky.  He was most recently serving as Director of Revenue Management at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.

The Four Seasons Montreal has named Philippe Piel Executive Chef. He is the former Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Punta Mita. 

Giannicola Colucci has been appointed Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Toronto. He is the former Executive Chef of the Four Seasons St. Louis. 

Paul Shewchuck has been named Executive Chef
 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto. He was most recently in the same role at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. 

Nigel Boschetti has been named Executive Chef at the Marriott Marquis New York. He was most recently in the same position at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House.

Cesar Pita has joined the Viceroy Hotel Los Cabos as Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same role at Rancho Pescadero.

Kaleo Adams has been appointed Corporate Chef for Proper Hospitality and Executive Chef for the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. Adams is the former Executive Chef of the Beverly Hilton, the Waikiki Edition Hotel, and Executive Sous Chef at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.

Cole Dickinson has been appointed Executive Chef at the MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa in Sonoma. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse in the MGM National Harbor. 

Adrian Garcia has been named Executive Chef at the Commons Club San Francisco in the Virgin Hotel San Francisco. He is the former Chef de Cuisine at QuinceRestaurant. 

Todd Ruiz takes over for Daven Wardynski as Executive Chef at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Ruiz is the former Executive Chef at the Omni New Haven Hotel and Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in New York City.

Ramesh Kaduru has been named Resort Executive Chef
at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. He was most recently in the same role at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.

Josh Mouzakes has joined the JW Marriott Houston Downtown as Executive Chef. He most recently served for three years as Chef de Cuisine and Executive Banquet Chef at the Hotel del Coronado.

Eugenie Jason has been promoted to Director of Rooms with her move to the Four Seasons Montreal. She was most recently with the Beverly Wilshire as Assistant Director of Rooms.

Raphael Felder has been promoted to Director of Rooms with his move to the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Hualalai.

Chad Merced has joined the Four Seasons Toronto as Director of Rooms. He was most recently serving as Assistant Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Denver.

David Morneau has joined the
 Ojai Valley Inn and Spa as Director of Rooms. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Radisson Blu Chicago and the former Director of Housekeeping 
for the 
Swissôtel Chicago.

Abby Derohanian has been promoted to Director of Rooms at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. She joined the hotel in 2014, most recently serving as Director of Housekeeping.

 

EUROPE

Christoph Schmidinger has been appointed Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Four Seasons Madrid, slated to open at the end of 2019. He has been with the company for almost 26 years, most recently as Regional Vice President and General Manager at the Four Seasons Hong Kong. Schmidinger previously spent 10 years as Regional Vice President and General Manager at the Four Seasons New York.

Vincent Parinaud takes over for Nicolas Béliard with his promotion to General Manager at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa. Parinaud joined the hotel earlier this year as Director of Operations. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage at the Peninsula Paris, the Connaught Hotel London and the Hotel Plaza Athénée. 

Jennifer Boccara has joined the Groupe Guichard in Paris as Managing Director. Boccara is the former Vice President of Development EMEA at Worldhotels and General Manager at the Hôtel De Sers and Hôtel Edouard7. 

Marco Novella has been named Managing Director of The Lanesborough, taking over from Geoffrey Gelardi. Novella was most recently the Managing Director of Brown’s Hotel London. He is the former General Manager of the Gritti Palace in Venice and Managing Director of Villa San Michele in Florence.

Wilfried Morandini has been named General Manager at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel. He had previously served in various roles at
 Les Sources de Caudalie and the Royal Mansour Marrakech. 

Vilija Radzvilaviciene has been appointed General Manager at the Radisson Blu Resort in Ukraine. She was most recently at the Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas as General Manager.

Ross Saunders has been named General Manager at the Moxy Glasgow Merchant City, slated to open this month. The Glasgow native was most recently a General Manager with the Queensway Group.

Markus Wölflik has joined the Steigenberger Hotel Zingst as General Manager. He was most recently overseeing the Grand Hotel Binz. 

The Alpina Gstaad has appointed Tim Weiland General Manager, succeeding Eric Favre. Weiland is the former General Manager of Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel 1850, and the Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing.

David Salomon has joined the Almanac Barcelona as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager of the PGA Catalunya Resort. 

Oliver Bateman has been appointed General Manager of the Royal Garden Hotel London. He was most recently the General Manager at the Hilton London Angel Islington. Bateman is the former Director of Operations of the London Hilton on Park Lane and the Hilton Heathrow. 

Nick Hanson has been named General Manager at the Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Warwickshire. He was most recently the General Manager for both The Idle Rocks and St. Mawes Hotel in Cornwall.

Maria Madrid has been appointed Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, EMEA for the Radisson Hotel Group, based in Brussels. She was most recently with the NH Hotel Group as Vice President Global Procurement.

Marco Eichhorn has been appointed General Manager of both the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest and the Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence. He was most recently the General Manager of SoHo House Istanbul. 

Manuel Enfedaque is now in Nice as Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel Radisson Blu. He was most recently the Dining Club Director for the Rainbow Room in New York.

Laetitia Pardo has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. She was most recently the Complex Director of Sales and Marketing in Costa Navarino, Greece, for the Westin Resort and the Romanos Resort.

Zuzana Ševčovičová has been appointed Regional Director of Sales Czech Republic at Vienna House in Prague. She is the former International Sales Manager at the InterContinental Prague.

Anne-Marie Pinsault has joined the Hotel Royal Riviera in St. Jean Cap Ferrat as Director of Sales and Marketing. She was most recently overseeing sales for the Hotel Métropole Monte Carlo. 

Marie Le Vavasseur has been appointed Area Director of Communications – Europe – for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in London. She was most recently at the Rosewood London Hotel as Director of Communications. 

Paolo Belloni has been promoted to Executive Chef with his move to the Four Seasons Hampshire. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Beijing.

André Garrett has joined the Corinthia Hotel London as Executive Chef. He was most recently in a similar role at Cliveden House. 

Paul Bates has been named to take over for Nigel Boschetti as Executive Chef at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House. Bates was most recently in the same position at the Hilton London Bankside. He is the former Executive Chef at the Beaumont Hotel Mayfair and at the InterContinental London Park Lane. 

Adam Harper was appointed Executive Chef at the Cavendish Hotel in London. For the past three years, he had been the Head Chef at Fischer’s in Baslow.

 

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Ado Machida has been appointed President for Hard Rock Japan. He was most recently the Principal and Director of Issues and Policy Management at Navigators Global. 

Peter Draminsky will be taking over from Antoine Chahwan as Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Four Seasons Singapore. He is currently the General Manager of the Regent Singapore which is transitioning away from Four Seasons management. He is the former Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Hong Kong and General Manager of the Four Seasons Hangzhou. 

Nicolas Béliard has been appointed General Manager of Amanpuri in Phuket. He was most recently serving as General Manager at the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa. Béliard is the former General Manager
of the Peninsula Paris and the Peninsula Bangkok. 

Juan Samso has joined the St. Regis Zhuhai as General Manager. He was most recently General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Macau, and prior to this held the position of Hotel Manager for the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

Ellen Franke has been promoted to General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi. She had joined the resort in 2016 as Director of Operations. Franke is the former Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.

Ulf Bremer has been named General Manager at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong. He is the former General Manager of the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri and the Kowloon Shangri-La.

Michael Melzer has been appointed General Manager of the Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. He was most recently the General Manager of the Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa.

Andrew Langston has been appointed Senior Vice President Business Development at Centara Hotels & Resorts in Bangkok. He was most recently the Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Iain McCormack has been appointed General Manager at the Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi. Most recently he was serving as the Global Group Director of the Karma Group. McCormack is the former General Manager of Soneva Gili (now Gili Lankanfushi).

Srikant Peri has been appointed General Manager at the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa in India. He was most recently at the Banyan Tree Resort Maldives as the General Manager.

Brian Harris has been appointed General Manager at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas. Harris is the former Resident Manager of the Hotel Mulia Senayan and Executive Assistant Manager – Sales and Marketing – at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. 

Sébastien Ménesguen has been appointed General Manager of the Alila Villas Koh Russey in Cambodia. He was most recently at the Alila Jakarta as General Manager. 

The Four Seasons Bangalore has named Sunil Kumar Hotel Manager. He is the former Director of Operations at the Westin Pune Koregaon Park and Executive Assistant Manager – Food and Beverage and Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms for the St. Regis Mumbai. 

Said Haykal has joined the Four Seasons Lanai as Resort Manager. He was most recently the Executive Assistant Manager – Rooms at the
 COMO Parrot Cay.

Giovanni Perna has joined the Rosewood Hotel Group as Director of Operations – New Project Development. He is the former Executive Assistant Manager 
at the Hong Kong Club and Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the
 Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Betty Chan has joined the Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River as Director of Marketing. She was most recently the Director of Marketing for the Four Seasons Thailand Resorts.

Isabel Feng has moved as Director of Sales and Marketing to the 
Fairmont Beijing. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the
 Grand Mercure Central Beijing. Feng had previously served in sales roles for the St. Regis Tianjin, Le Méridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa, and the Renaissance Beijing.

Alan Ball has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Joali Maldives. He was most recently the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for both the Six Senses Laamu Maldives and the Six Senses Zil Pasyon Seychelles. 

Stefan Leitner has moved to the Peninsula Bangkok as Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same position at Peninsula Hotels Hong Kong Club.

Stefano Attardi has joined the Four Seasons Bora Bora as Executive Chef. He is the former Culinary Director at the Bulgari Hotel Beijing and the Ritz-Carlton Bali. 

Matthew Woolford is now in Hong Kong as Executive Chef at the Kerry Hotel. He was previously the director of culinary at the W Shanghai – The Bund.

Kazi Hassan has joined the Hilton Singapore as Executive Chef. He was most recently with the Hilton Colombo in Sri Lanka as Executive Chef. 

David Viviano is now in Hawaii as Executive Chef at the
 Fairmont Orchid. He was most recently the Executive Chef 
at the
 Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Viviano is the former Executive Chef of the
 Montage Kapalua Bay, the St. Regis Aspen, and the Westin Phoenix Downtown.

Arnaud Masset is now in Hawaii as Executive Chef at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. He was most recently the Executive Chef at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

The Four Seasons Guangzhou has named Yvonne Liu Director of Rooms. She was most recently in the same role at the Capella Sanya.

Alvin Tham has been named Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Hong Kong. He was most recently the Director of Rooms and Residences at the Four Seasons Koh Samui.

Michael Casey has been promoted to Director of Rooms with his move to the Four Seasons Langkawi. He was most recently the Assistant Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Singapore.

 

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Marc Descrozaille has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at AccorHotels, based in Dubai. The Lausanne graduate was most recently with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as the President Middle East and Africa.

Marcel Oostenbrink has been promoted to General Manager at the Four Seasons Seychelles. For the past two years, he has served as Resort Manager and had previously served in the same position at the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh.

Alexander Musch has been named General Manager of the Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai. He is the former Hotel Manager of the Hilton Jumeirah The Walk. 

Jacques Le Roux has been appointed Resort Manager at the One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda. Le Roux was most recently the General Manager at Africa’s Eden Belo Monte.

Pierre Kermanach has been promoted to Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Marrakech. He joined the property in 2017 as Director of Rooms. The Lausanne graduate is the former Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons George V.

Tim Reynolds has been appointed Director of Hotel Operations at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. He was most recently the Director of Operations at the InterContinental London – the O2 and had previously served as Hotel Manager at the Sofitel London Gatwick Airport.

Christopher Jordan has joined the Four Seasons Beirut as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently the Director of Restaurants at the Four Seasons Doha and had previously served as Executive Pastry Chef at the Four Seasons San Francisco, the Four Seasons St. Louis, and the Four Seasons Denver. 

Andrea Colla has been named Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain. He is the former Director of Food and Beverage of the Four Seasons Riyadh at Kingdom Centre and the Four Seasons Budapest.

Eugene De Rooze has been named Executive Assistant Manager Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Astana in Kazakhstan. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Nile in Cairo. 

Soufiane El Allam has moved to the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre as Director of Sales and Marketing. For the past five years, he had served in the same position at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.

Frédéric Kruegerm has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat. He is the former Director of Sales at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin.

James Knight-Pacheco has joined the Six Senses Zighy Bay as Executive Chef. He was most recently in the same position for both the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and the Vida Downtown Dubai.

 

 

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

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