A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
15 FEBRUARY 2018 8:25 AM

In this roundup: Sixty Hotels has new president; new GMs in Dallas and Saratoga Springs, New York; 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


Edward Maynard, president, Sixty Hotels
26 January 2018
New hire
Maynard joins Sixty Hotels from Denihan Hospitality, where he was EVP of operations.

Executives

Brian Kirkland, chief technology officer, Choice Hotels International
6 February 2018
Promotion
Kirkland most recently worked as Choice’s VP of engineering.

Suzanne Saunders, VP of design and construction, Hospitality Ventures Management Group
6 February 2018
New hire
Saunders spent more than 10 years with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts before joining HVMG. Her most recent position was regional VP of project services, design and planning, Americas.

 

Chuck Collins, market VP, Milwaukee; White Lodging
29 January 2018
Promotion
Collins was promoted from regional VP of select service for White Lodging.

 

Anna Barker, VP of corporate accounting, New Castle Hotels & Resorts
29 January 2018
Promotion
Barker was promoted from New Castle’s senior director of corporate accounting. She joined the company in 1992.

Cassie Bond, regional VP of revenue management, Chesapeake Hospitality
25 January 2018
Promotion
Bond joined the company in 2018 as a property-level revenue manager. She most recently worked as senior regional director of revenue management.

 
GMs

Lacey Lamm, GM of the Cambria Dallas Downtown; Dallas
1 February 2018
New hire
Lamm previously worked as VP of operations at The Packard Companies and has past managerial experience with Texas and Oklahoma properties.


Matthew Grauso, GM of Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach; Honolulu
29 January 2018
New hire
Grauso’s most recent position was as GM of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa.

Lisa Reeser, GM of the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid; Lake Placid, New York
29 January 2018
New hire
Reeser previously worked as director of room operations at Ashworth by the Sea in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Dennis Clark, managing director, Fairmont Grand Del Mar; San Diego
26 January 2018
New hire
Clark’s most recent position was as GM of the Fairmont Mayakoba.

Leonard Buckley, GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia; Philadelphia
25 January 2018
New hire
Buckley most recently worked as GM of the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel.

Gabriel Constantin, GM of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago; Chicago
23 January 2018
New hire
Constantin previously worked as GM of Trump Hotels’ Old Post Office in Washington D.C.

 

Jason Kern, GM of Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort; St. Augustine Beach, Florida
23 January 2018
New hire
Kern last worked as GM of the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

 


Helen Watson, GM of The Adelphi Hotel; Saratoga Springs, New York
23 January 2018
Promotion
Watson was promoted from The Adelphi Hotel’s director of rooms to her new position.

Raj Radke, GM of The Ballantyne; Charlotte, North Carolina
23 January 2018
New hire
Radke has held past hotel managerial positions with Four Seasons and St. Regis properties. Most recently, he worked as interim GM and hotel manager at The St. Regis Deer Valley.
Gabor Vida, managing director, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi; Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 January 2018
New hire
Vida joins the property from Rosewood Sand Hill, where he was hotel manager.
John Remmers, GM of Hotel Vitale; San Francisco
18 January 2018
New hire
Remmers will also manage The Marker in addition to Hotel Vitale as an area GM for Two Roads Hospitality. He last worked as GM of Hotel Nia.
Stephen Johnson, GM of The Scott; Scottsdale, Arizona
17 January 2018
New hire
Johnson previously worked as GM of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, as well as properties in Phoenix, Georgia and California.
     
Sales and Marketing


Marshall Hilliard, director of sales and marketing, Hilton New Orleans Riverside; New Orleans
6 February 2018
New hire
Hilliard previously worked as director of sales and marketing at The Westin Charlotte.

Jennifer Jones, director of global sales, Rosewood Hotel Group
5 February 2018
New hire
Jones’ most recent position was as group sales manager for Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla. In her new role, she will manage corporate and group bookings in the eastern U.S. and Canadian markets.


Shelly Campbell, director of sales and marketing, Cambria Dallas Downtown; Dallas
1 February 2018
New hire
Campbell has held marketing positions at properties in Dallas, Waco and Southlake, Texas.


Karyna Flores, senior sales manager, InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco; San Francisco
29 January 2018
Promotion
Flores was promoted from business development manager. She joined the properties in 2014 as a sales manager.


Will Ovando, sales manager, InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco; San Francisco
29 January 2018
New hire
Ovando’s hospitality career includes time spent as sales manager at the Holiday Inn Civic Center in San Francisco.

Estrella Navarro, senior sales manager, InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco; San Francisco
29 January 2018
Promotion
Navarro joined the properties’ sales team in 2014. Before moving to San Francisco, she worked at the InterContinental Madrid.

Jean Spaulding, director of sales and marketing, Villas of Grand Cypress; Orlando, Florida
25 January 2018
New hire
Spaulding’s most recent position was as director of sales and marketing at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.


Alissa Heim, director of sales and marketing, The Source Hotel; Denver
17 January 2018
New hire
Heim previously worked as group and business travel sales manager of Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Dawn Aronson, director of sales and marketing, Carmel Mission Inn; Carmel, California
16 January 2018
New hire
Aronson’s hospitality industry experience includes past positions with Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, and Hilton Monterey and Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside.

    
F&B
Kristina Schreck, director of catering, Kimpton Hotel Solamar; San Diego
18 January 2018
New hire
Schreck’s most recent position was as senior catering sales executive at Coronado Marriott Resort and Spa and convention services manager at the Gaslamp Marriott.
Human Resources
Donna Ouderkirk, director of human resources; InterContinental Mark Hopkins; San Francisco
29 January 2018
Promotion
Ouderkirk previously worked as assistant director of HR at the property and has more than 20 years of experience with IHG.
Sonia Rollins, director of human resources, InterContinental San Francisco; San Francisco
29 January 2018
New hire
Rollins previously worked at Meadowood Resort & Spa in Napa, California.
Miscellaneous

Nour Asfari, area director of revenue, Benchmark
7 February 2018
New hire
Asfari previously worked as a revenue-management consultant and has worked for TravelClick and Sage Hospitality Management.

Nathan DeWindt, director of operations, Hotel Contessa; San Antonio
1 February 2018
New hire
DeWindt most recently worked as director of front office for Grand Pacific Resorts.

Tushaar Agrawal, hotel manager, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center; National Harbor, Maryland
31 January 2018
New hire
Agrawal previously worked as VP of owner and franchise services for Marriott International.

Janice Bond, director of music and social programming, Hotel Van Zandt; Austin, Texas
23 January 2018
New hire
Bond previously worked as director of music and social programming at The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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