A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
03 AUGUST 2017 7:00 AM

In this roundup: Crescent Hotels & Resorts promotes executive to COO; new GMs in Kansas City and Nashua, New Hampshire; and more.

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

In the Spotlight


Michael Metcalf, COO, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
2 August 2017
Promotion
Metcalf joined Crescent more than 10 years ago and has held several executive positions with the company.

Executives

Amber Treshnell, CEO, Americas, John Paul
2 August 2017
New hire
Treshnell spent the previous five years as business development director for North America at Ten Group.

Jonathan Kubo, VP of people resources, Twenty Four Seven Hotels
1 August 2017
New hire
Kubo’s most recent position was senior director of global human resources at Oakwood Worldwide.

Ed Skapinok, SVP of sales marketing and revenue, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
31 July 2017
New hire
Skapinok spent six years as VP of sales and marketing at Hostmark Hospitality Group before joining Aqua-Aston Hospitality.

Chris Gennardo, area VP of sales and marketing, HP Hotels
25 July 2017
New hire
Gennardo has past industry experience with Marriott International, where he worked as business travel sales manager and director of group revenue management at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. He also has prior revenue-management experience with Hilton.

Rohit Anand, VP of brand activation and partnerships, Dream Hotel Group
25 July 2017
Promotion
Anand joined Dream Hotel Group in 2010 as a brand development specialist. His most recent position with the company was global director of brand activation and partnerships.

Thom Stewart, VP of talent acquisition and engagement, Concord Hospitality
20 July 2017
Promotion
Stewart recently celebrated his 13th year with the company. He has spent more than 25 years in the industry in prior on-property roles in sales and operations and corporate roles in sales and talent management.

 
GMs

Lukus Kindlesparker, GM of the JW Marriott Nashville; Nashville, Tennessee
31 July 2017
New hire
Kindlesparker’s most recent position was GM of The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. In his career, he has worked for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

Jason DeLuca, GM of Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown; Birmingham, Alabama
31 July 2017
New hire
DeLuca has worked at Hilton and Marriott properties and has experience in management, guest relations, sales and food and beverage.

Bradley Granger, GM of Residence Inn by Marriott – Cedar Bluff; Knoxville, Tennessee
26 July 2017
New hire
Granger joins Residence Inn from Homewood Suites by Hilton in Knoxville, where he started as a front-desk associate and left as assistant GM.

Greg Geddes, GM of the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua and Event Center; Nashua, New Hampshire
25 July 2017
Promotion
Geddes was promoted from the property’s interim GM, and before that, he worked as the hotel’s assistant GM.

Tomas Tolentino, GM of Fairfield Inn & Suites Hyannis; Hyannis, Massachusetts
25 July 2017
New hire
Tolentino’s most recent position was assistant GM of the Blue Water and Riviera Beach resorts in the Cape Cod region.

Mark Krtek, GM of the Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton; Kansas City
24 July 2017
New hire
Krtek joins Hotel Phillips from the Hilton Kansas City Airport, where he was also GM.

     
Sales and Marketing

Laura Jung, director of sales and marketing, San Francisco Marriott Marquis; San Francisco
1 August 2017
Promotion
Jung joined the property as director of group sales in 2012. Before that, she worked as director of group sales at the Hilton San Francisco for 16 years.

Lindsey Setzer, director of sales, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown; Birmingham, Alabama
31 July 2017
New hire
Setzer has prior career experience in sales and food and beverage.

Kevin Rosa, director of sales and marketing, Villas of Grand Cypress; Orlando, Florida
27 July 2017
New hire
Rosa’s most recent position was director of sales and marketing at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel and Beach House Suites by Loews Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Richard Carroll, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Viking; Newport, Rhode Island
24 July 2017
New hire
Carroll recently worked as director of sales and marketing at Chatham Bars Inn, Resort and Spa in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Matt White, director of sales, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole; Jackson Hole, Wyoming
20 July 2017
New hire
White’s most recent position was sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. He also has experience with Preferred Real Estate and Vail Resorts.

Blythe Shaver, senior sales manager, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
20 July 2017
New hire
Shaver recently worked as senior sales manager of the Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront.

Katie Lorenc, senior sales manager, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
20 July 2017
Lorenc joined Conrad Chicago as senior sales manager in March 2016. Before that, she worked as group sales manager of The Langham Chicago.

Rachel Clark, senior sales manager, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
20 July 2017
New hire
Clark has prior experience with Hilton, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Rachel Levy, senior sales manager, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
20 July 2017
New hire
Levy has held prior sales and conference services positions with Destination Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Sarah Graff, senior sales manager, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
20 July 2017
Graff worked in sales with the Conrad Chicago, and prior to that that, worked as group sales manager of the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown.

    
F&B

David Viviano, executive chef, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Palm Beach, Florida
1 August 2017
New hire
Viviano previously worked as executive chef at Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii.

Jean Marie Napoliello, director of food and beverage, Topnotch Resort; Stowe, Vermont
1 August 2017
New hire
Napoliello’s most recent position was food-and-beverage manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Vermont.

Kyle Woodruff, executive chef, Caneel Bay Resort; St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
20 July 2017
Returning hire
Woodruff last worked at Caneel Bay Resort in 2008. He recently opened two restaurants in Virginia—River Inn Seafood and Grill in Norfolk and Waypoint Seafood and Grill in Williamsburg.

Andrew Bradbury, senior director of beverage and bar, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
19 July 2017
Promotion
Bradbury recently worked as GM of Ave and Avecita, the signature restaurants of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman.

    
Miscellaneous
Ferdinand Widjaja, director of finance, Graduate Berkeley; Berkeley, California
26 July 2017
New hire
Widjaja’s most recent position was chief accountant complex for Highgate Properties, where he oversaw the Hotel Diva and Hotel Union Square.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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