A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
23 FEBRUARY 2017 9:23 AM

In this roundup: G6 Hospitality hires Hilton veteran as CDO; new GMs in Atlanta and San Antonio; 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


Rob Palleschi, chief development officer, G6 Hospitality
7 February 2017
New hire
Palleschi previously worked as CEO of TGI Fridays and spent 12 years as global head of full-service brands at Hilton.

 
Executives

George Nichols, assistant VP of information technology, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
21 February 2017
New hire
Nichols has held past IT positions at Island Air, American Airlines and Cadbury Schweppes.

Juanita Stallworth, VP of human resources, Hotel Equities
20 February 2017
New hire
Stallworth’s most recent position was manager of human resources at Samsung Electronics, a position she held for the past two years.

Joseph Del Guidice, president, GF Management
15 February 2017
Promotion
Del Guidice was promoted from GF Management’s SVP of operations position. Before joining GF Management, he worked as VP of operations at Hersha Hospitality Management.

GMs

Monika Wojcik, GM of the Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West; New York City
21 February 2017
New hire
Wojcik recently worked as GM of the Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown in Elmsford, New York.

Ramon Reyes, GM of the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta; Atlanta
21 February 2017
New hire
Reyes’ most recent position was GM of the Omni Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans. He first joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 2008.

Nail Task, GM of Big Cypress Lodge; Memphis, Tennessee
16 February 2017
New hire
Task’s prior position was assistant GM of the Titanic Deluxe Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey.

Paul Maddison, GM of the AC Hotel Irvine; Irvine, California
16 February 2017
New hire
Maddison’s most recent position was director of operations at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove.

Bill Petrella, GM of Hotel Emma; San Antonio
14 February 2017
New hire
Petrella comes off of a 19-year tenure with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he managed six properties, including his most recent position as GM at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Trevor Stratton, GM of the Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island; Jekyll Island, Georgia
13 February 2017
New hire
Stratton recently worked as the director of operations at the Westin Jekyll Island.

Mike Burton, GM of The Westin Jackson; Jackson, Mississippi
13 February 2017
New hire
Burton joins The Westin Jackson following his position as GM at The Westin Chicago Northwest.

Noni Hughes, GM of the Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland; Portland, Oregon
6 February 2017
New hire
Hughes’ most recent position was assistant GM at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.

    
Sales and Marketing

Jennifer Mayo, director of sales and marketing, Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
21 February 2017
New hire
Mayo spent the past 13 years as director of sales and marketing at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel.

Joseph DeMille, director of sales and marketing, The Chattanoogan; Chattanooga, Tennessee
14 February 2017
New hire
DeMille previously worked as director of sales and marketing at Turnberry Isle Miami and as regional director of sales and marketing at Dolce Hotels & Resorts.

Alan Fabris, director of sales and marketing, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 February 2017
New hire
Fabris’ most recent position was area director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. In his career, he has spent 20 years with Starwood and another 10 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Stephanie Howard, director of sales, Hotel Valley Ho; Scottsdale, Arizona
13 February 2017
New hire
Howard previously worked as national sales manager at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

   
F&B

Samantha Koon, executive sous chef, Hotel Crescent Court; Dallas
16 February 2017
New hire
Koon has held prior culinary positions at Fort Worth Club and the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in South Africa.

Steve Lipschutz, director of food and beverage, Orlando World Center Marriott; Orlando, Florida
8 February 2017
New hire
Lipschutz has nearly 30 years of experience with Marriott International, including his most recent position as F&B director at the JW Marriott Orland, Grande Lakes.

   
Miscellaneous
Lloyd Martindale, director of golf, Rosewood CordeValle; San Martin, California
16 February 2017
New hire
Martindale’s previous position was GM of Fancourt in Blanco George, South Africa, where he managed the property’s three golf courses.
Brett Thornsbury, golf course superintendent, Rosewood CordeValle; San Martin, California
16 February 2017
New hire
Thornsbury’s most recent position was assistant superintendent at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, California.
Casey Crowley, regional director of operations, Wischermann Partners
15 February 2017
New hire
Crowley previously worked as operations manager for new builds and transition team at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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