A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
29 MARCH 2018 7:33 AM

In this roundup: Kolter Hospitality welcomes new VP of hotel acquisitions; new GMs in Dallas and Santa Monica, California; 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


Sameer Nair, VP of hotel acquisitions, Kolter Hospitality
6 March 2018
New hire
Nair previously worked as VP of hotel investments at Banyan Investment Group.

Executives

Murray Hennessy, CEO, Great Wolf Resorts
9 March 2018
Promotion
Before becoming CEO, Hennessy was the interim CEO of Great Wolf Resorts since December.

Dennis Lanners, VP of operations, North America, Millennium Hotels and Resorts
6 March 2018
New hire
Lanners previously worked as VP of food and beverage at Spire Hospitality.

Victor Cortes, EVP of development, Enchantment Group
5 March 2018
New hire
Cortes’ most recent position was as VP of development at Bald Mountain Development.

Don Dennis, VP of operations, West Coast, Noble House Hotels & Resorts
1 March 2018
Promotion
Dennis has spent 15 years with Noble House Hotels & Resorts.

Jason Molls, VP of rooms, Noble House Hotels & Resorts
1 March 2018
Promotion
Molls has worked with Noble House Hotels & Resorts for 11 years and spent eight years at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida.

Kyle Schock, partner, Bird Dog Equity Partners
1 March 2018
New hire
Schock previously worked with Blue Sage Hospitality.

John Pesicka, hotel operating partner, Bird Dog Equity Partners
1 March 2018
New hire
Pesicka previously worked with Blue Sage Hospitality.

Colleen Keating, COO, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group
1 March 2018
New hire
Keating’s most recent position was EVP of operations at Davidson Hotels & Resorts.

Noelle Eder, EVP, chief information and digital officer, Hilton
1 March 2018
New hire
Eder joins Hilton from Capital One, where she was chief card customer experience officer.

Jennifer Driscoll, VP of revenue management, McNeill Hotel Company
27 February 2018
New hire
Driscoll previously worked as a director of revenue management at Hampton by Hilton and most recently directed brand revenue management for Hampton and Tru by Hilton properties.

 
GMs

Michael Feeley, GM of Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay; San Diego
12 March 2018
New hire
Feeley’s most recent position was as GM of The McCormick Scottsdale.

Niels Vuijsters, dual GM, Le Méridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver Downtown; Denver
6 March 2018
New hire
Vuijsters previously worked as GM and director of F&B at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel in Phoenix.

Mark Stebbings, GM of Miraval Arizona; Tucson, Arizona
5 March 2018
New hire
Stebbings’ most recent position was as director of operations and GM of Travaasa Experiential Resorts.

Robert Berrey Jr., GM of Miraval Austin; Austin, Texas
5 March 2018
New hire
Berrey previously worked as GM of The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Joseph Dadiego, GM of The Westin Portland Harborview; Portland, Maine
5 March 2018
New hire
Dadiego’s most recent position was as GM of the Dedham Hilton in Boston.

 

Michael Bridges, GM of Viceroy Santa Monica; Santa Monica, California
5 March 2018
New hire
Bridges previously worked at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica and returns to Viceroy after working as director of sales and marketing at the Viceroy Central Park in 2013.


Ingrid Braun, hotel manager, Viceroy Santa Monica; Santa Monica, California
5 March 2018
New hire
Braun most recently worked as director of rooms at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

Pete Bauchle, GM of The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire, DoubleTree by Hilton; Eau Claire, Wisconsin
28 February 2018
New hire
Bauchle has worked at hotels in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington and St. Louis before joining The Lismore.
Hartmut Ott, GM of Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center; Cleveland
27 February 2018
New hire
Ott has held past hotel management and operations positions at hotels in Chicago; San Rafael, California; and Sausalito, California.
Jeff Pope, GM of Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown; Dallas
26 February 2018
New hire
Pope worked for six years as GM at Aimbridge Hospitality’s Hyatt House Dallas.
Nick Ivezaj, GM of Kimpton Ink48 Hotel; New York City
26 February 2018
New hire
Ivezaj previously worked as GM at a Hilton property in Times Square for Highgate Hotels.
Anthony Baxter, GM of AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria; Dallas
26 February 2018
New hire
Baxter got his start in the hospitality industry as a parking valet at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre and worked his way up to leadership positions in rooms, security and accounting.
Brian Tigner, GM of Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria; Dallas
26 February 2018
New hire
Tigner has 15 years of hotel management experience at Marriott and Hilton properties in Texas, Nebraska and New Jersey.
     
Sales and Marketing

Tory Enriquez, director of sales and marketing, Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center; College Station, Texas
13 March 2018
New hire
Enriquez’s most recent position was area director, sales and marketing at Howard Hughes Hospitality.

Sherrin Thomas, director of sales and marketing, Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara
12 March 2018
New hire
Thomas joins the Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara from The James New York-NoMad, where she was associate director of sales.


Juli Norberg, market director of sales, McKibbon Hospitality
5 March 2018
Promotion
Norberg will manage marketing promotion of McKibbon’s Clearwater Beach properties, including Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Quality Hotel Beach Resort and Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel.

Martin Jakubczak, director of sales, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami; Miami
1 March 2018
New hire
Jakubczak’s most recent position was as associate director of sales at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Nicole Considine, director of sales and marketing, Delta Hotels – Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center; Allen, Texas
28 February 2018
New hire
Considine previously worked as director of sales and marketing at the W Dallas Victory Park Hotel and Residences.

Eric Baal, director of sales, Hilton Garden Inn Fishkill; Fishkill, New York
27 February 2018
New hire
Baal recently worked as sales manager at Home2 Suites by Hilton in Middletown, New York.

Kevin Sullivan, director of sales and marketing, Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown; Dallas
26 February 2018
New hire
Sullivan’s most recent position was as associate director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis.

Lou Cirelli, director of sales, Kona Kai Resort & Spa; San Diego
20 February 2018
New hire
Cirelli previously worked as national sales manager at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.

    
F&B
Daniella Lea, pastry chef, The St. Regis Atlanta; Atlanta
12 March 2018
New hire
Lea previously worked as pastry chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago in Santiago, Chile.
Achilles Poliviou, executive chef, Sheraton New York Times Square; New York City
9 March 2018
New hire
Poliviou’s most recent position was as executive chef at the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan.
Miscellaneous

Patrick Huey, corporate director of spa operations, Montage International
7 March 2018
New hire
Huey worked as corporate director of spas-Asia for Minor Hotels International and MSpa before joining Montage International.

Richard Richardson, director of finance, Doral Arrowwood; Rye Brook, New York
6 March 2018
New hire
Richardson previously worked as director of finance at several properties with Dolce Hotels & Resorts.

Kelly Commerford, regional director of marketing, West Coast, Noble House Hotels & Resorts
1 March 2018
Promotion
Commerford was promoted to his new position from director of sales and marketing at Kona Kai Resort & Spa.

Cory Campbell, director of revenue management, The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando; Orlando, Florida
27 February 2018
New hire
Campbell previously worked as director of revenue management at the Buena Vista Palace of Orlando.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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