A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
09 FEBRUARY 2017 8:16 AM

In this roundup: Crescent Hotels & Resorts announces shift in revenue management; new GMs in New York City and Hershey, Pennsylvania; and more.

Hotel News Now twice a month features a roundup of new hires and promotions for the U.S. hotel industry. To be included in the next roundup, email HNN’s Dan Kubacki. 

In the Spotlight


Z.B. Moham, area GM of Days Inn Jamaica – JFK Airport and the Best Western JFK Airport Hotel; New York City
6 February 2017
New hire
Moham’s most recent position was area general manager for the Best Western Plus Seaport Inn Downtown and The Gem Hotel SoHo in New York City.

 
Executives

Nicole Young, corporate director of revenue management, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
6 February 2017
New hire
Young has held past sales leadership positions at SBE Hotel Group and Lowes Hotels and Resorts.

Raul Moronta, SVP of revenue management, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
3 February 2017
New hire
Moronta’s most recent position was director of revenue management at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hersha Hospitality Management.

Maricarmen Cardenas, SVP of revenue strategy of lifestyle hotel and resorts, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
3 February 2017
Promotion
Cardenas was promoted from SVP of revenue strategy at Crescent. She will now lead the “Latitudes, Lifestyle by Crescent” division at the company.

Todd Gray, VP of finance, InnSight Hotel Management Group
27 January 2017
New hire
Gray joins InnSight from Menashe Properties, where he led finance and accounting operations for the real estate development and investment company.

Jeff Smith, chief financial officer, Viceroy Hotel Group
25 January 2017
Promotion
Smith was promoted from SVP of finance at Viceroy, a position he’s held since May 2014.

GMs

Robert Purdy, GM of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino; Incline Village, Nevada
31 January 2017
New hire
Purdy’s previous position was GM at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Leo Glazer, GM of Pod 39; New York City
31 January 2017
New hire
Glazer joins Pod 39 from The Marlton in New York City, where he held the position of hotel manager.

Matthew Humphreys, GM of Hyatt Regency San Francisco; San Francisco
30 January 2017
New hire
Humphreys previously worked as GM of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. He started his career at Hyatt as a bellman in 1993 at the Hyatt in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Bill Hendrix, GM of The Hotel Hershey; Hershey, Pennsylvania
26 January 2017
Promotion
Hendrix is the current assistant GM of The Hotel Hershey and will start his new position on 1 May.

Richard Byrd, GM of The Shores Resort & Spa; Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
26 January 2017
New hire
Byrd’s most recent position was GM of the Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront.

Paul Cardona, GM of Le Meridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center; Chicago
24 January 2017
New hire
Cardona has held past property leadership positions at Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, SLS Hotel in Miami and Park Hyatt Chicago.

    
Sales and Marketing

Brittany Gripp, group sales manager, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver; Denver
7 February 2017
New hire
Gripp previously held the position of group sales manager at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Kristina Bourgeois, director of sales and marketing, DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans; New Orleans
6 February 2017
New hire
Bourgeois has worked for Hilton for more than 15 years. Her most recent stops were at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans.

Haylee Bross, membership sales representative, Camelback Inn Resort & Spa; Scottsdale, Arizona
2 February 2017
New hire
Bross previously held a front-office position at Fairmont Resort.

Ty Brassie, director of sales and marketing, Carneros Resort and Spa; Napa Valley, California
New hire
30 January 2017
Brassie’s most recent position was director of sales and marketing at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles.

Gloria Szafraniec, group sales manager, The Inn on Fifth & Club Level Suites; Naples, Florida
25 January 2017
New hire
Szafraniec previously worked as a taskforce specialist for PHM Hospitality and Carver Hotel Group.

   
F&B

Victoria Noe, director of catering, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver; Denver
7 February 2017
New hire
Noe’s most recent position was senior event manager with Epicurean Catering and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Paul Harris, restaurant chef, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North; Atlanta
25 January 2017
New hire
Harris has past hotel culinary experience as executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency Perimeter and banquet chef at Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Richard Blankenship, executive chef, Omni Frisco Hotel; Frisco, Texas
17 January 2017
New hire
Blankenship previously worked as executive chef for CBD Provisions at the Joule Hotel in Dallas.

Michael Salerno, GM of Neighborhood Services restaurant at the Omni Frisco Hotel; Frisco, Texas
17 January 2017
New hire
Salerno has prior restaurant management experience at several restaurants in Texas.

   

Human Resources

Kari Schlagheck , director of human resources, Dream Hollywood; Los Angeles
7 February 2017
New hire
Schlagheck spent five years at RIM Hospitality as director of human resources and senior manager of associate relations.
Asset Management
Joel Wineman, SVP of asset management, Rockbridge
31 January 2017
New hire
Wineman has held prior asset management and real estate investment positions in hospitality, including DiamondRock Hospitality Company and Chesapeake Lodging Trust.
Miscellaneous
Mary Joy Ong-Newberry, director of finance, Dream Hollywood; Los Angeles
7 February 2017
New hire
Ong-Newberry spent the past 12 years as hotel controller for Hotel Bel Air.
Angie Law, director of revenue management, Dream Hollywood; Los Angeles
7 February 2017
New hire
Law’s most recent position was sales and marketing consultant with Kaptivating Hospitality.
Karan Narang, senior director of acquisitions and development analysis, Dream Hotel Group
30 January 2017
New hire
Narang previously worked as director of acquisitions and financial analysis at Hospitality Ventures Management Group.
Kara Thomas, director of health and wellness, CopperWynd Resort & Club; Fountain Hills, Arizona
26 January 2017
New hire
Thomas’ most recent position was fitness and wellness director at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Samantha Ahuja, partner of hospitality, commercial real estate development and finance, Morris, Manning & Martin; Washington, D.C.
26 January 2017
New hire
In her new position, Ahuja will advise domestic and international clients on hotel and resort acquisitions and dispositions, operations, franchising and more.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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