A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
23 MARCH 2017 7:18 AM

In this roundup: HP Hotels promotes executive to president and CEO; new GMs in Redondo Beach, California, and Boulder, Colorado; 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


Charles Oswald, president and CEO, HP Hotels
14 March 2017
Promotion
Oswald was promoted from HP Hotels’ president and COO position. He first joined the company in 2012.

 
Executives

Leslie Lew, VP of revenue strategy, Provenance Hotels
20 March 2017
Promotion
Lew joined Provenance Hotels in 2014 as the company’s senior director of revenue management.

Keith Biumi, regional VP of membership development, Ascend Hotel Collection, Choice Hotels International
17 March 2017
New hire
Biumi’s most recent position was regional VP of upscale development and franchise sales at InterContinental Hotels Group.

Michael Deitemeyer, CEO, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
14 March 2017
New hire
Deitemeyer spent 13 years as president of Omni Hotels & Resorts before joining Interstate.

Jason Areng, VP of sales and revenue, Expotel Hospitality
14 March 2017
New hire
Areng’s previous position was VP of sales and marketing at Q Hotel Management. He also has past experience with Crowne Plaza and Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Jim Caldwell, president and CEO, Omni Hotels & Resorts
9 March 2017
Promotion
Caldwell has worked as Omni’s CEO for the last 13 years and will assume the role of president at the company.

Barry Goldstein, chief marketing officer, Wyndham Hotel Group
9 March 2017
Promotion
Goldstein was promoted from chief digital and distribution officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. Before joining the company, he was chief revenue officer at Dolce Hotels and Resorts.

Scott Strickland, chief information officer, Wyndham Hotel Group
9 March 2017
New hire
Strickland joins Wyndham Hotel Group after working as chief information officer at D+M Group.

GMs

Sandra Vivas, GM of Shade Hotel Redondo Beach; Redondo Beach, California
21 March 2017
New hire
Vivas previously worked as GM of the Keating Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

Ted Horan, GM of Primland; Meadows of Dan, Virginia
16 March 2017
New hire
Horan recently worked as a resort hotel and hospitality quality assurance consultant for Colonial Williamsburg Hospitality, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons.

Maureen Doran, Tradewinds Carmel and Carmel Lodge; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
16 March 2017
New hire
Doran previously worked as both a regional manager and GM of the Monterey Hotel, Carmel River Inn and Deer Haven Inn.

Kathleen Bates, GM of Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn; Boulder, Colorado
9 March 2017
New hire
Bates has past GM experience at Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park, Holiday Inn Stapleton and Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center.

     
Sales and Marketing

Scott Becque, director of sales and marketing, Marriott Syracuse Downtown; Syracuse, New York
20 March 2017
New hire
Becque’s most recent position was director of sales and marketing at Hilton Hasbrouck Heights in New Jersey.

Hal Barth, director of sales and marketing, Pheasant Run Resort; St. Charles, Illinois
16 March 2017
New hire
Barth has held past sales positions with Shaner Corporation and Grand Heritage Hotels International.

Angela Blackstock, director of sales and marketing, Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn; Boulder, Colorado
9 March 2017
New hire
Blackstock previously worked in sales at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel.

Rhocelli Pascual, director of marketing, Motif Seattle, a Destination Hotel; Seattle
1 March 2017
New hire
Pascual’s most recent position was associate director of marketing at The Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California.

    
F&B

Jeff Lee, director of food and beverage, Dream Hotel Group
20 March 2017
New hire
In his new position, Lee will oversee F&B operations for Dream and its brands. He has prior experience as an executive chef with Hillstone Restaurant Group.

Walter Nemeth, director of catering, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza; Cincinnati
17 March 2017
New hire
Nemeth has past F&B hospitality experience with prior positions at the Georgian Terrace Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel.

Reylon Agustin, executive chef, Rosewood Sand Hill; Menlo Park, California
9 March 2017
Promotion
Agustin was promoted from the position of executive sous chef at Rosewood Sand Hill.

Michael Daley, PM chef de cuisine, Rosewood Sand Hill; Menlo Park, California
9 March 2017
New hire
Daley previously worked as executive chef of Mourad restaurant in San Francisco. He also has past culinary experience at Ritz-Carlton properties in Lake Tahoe and Bachelor Gulch.

Mario Quiroz, director of food and beverage, Rosewood Sand Hill; Menlo Park, California
9 March 2017
New hire
Quiroz’s most recent position was assistant director of food and beverage at Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Brent Hockenberry, executive chef, Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District; Omaha, Nebraska
6 March 2017
New hire
Hockenberry’s prior position was executive sous chef at the Grand Hyatt D.C. in Washington, D.C.
Vanessa Vasa, director of events, Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District; Omaha, Nebraska
6 March 2017
New hire
Vasa recently worked as director of catering and community outreach at the Flagship Restaurant Group in Omaha.
   
Miscellaneous
El Hassan Erroudani, director of operations, Villas of Grand Cypress, Gemstone Collection; Orlando, Florida
9 March 2017
New hire
Erroudani’s most recent position was GM of Benchmark at Deloitte University in Toronto.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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