A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
03 MAY 2018 7:15 AM

Marcus Hotels & Resorts hires VP of operations; new GMs in Dallas and Marco Island, Florida; 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


Carl Dees, VP of operations, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
10 April 2018
New hire
Dees’ most recent position was VP of operations at Crescent Hotels & Resorts.

Executives

Daniel Ben-Efraim, VP of sales and marketing, Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels
11 April 2018
New hire
Ben-Efraim’s most recent position was as director of marketing at the Loews Regency New York.

Scott Gingerich, SVP of restaurants and bars, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
11 April 2018
Promotion
Gingerich was promoted from VP of restaurants and bars. He joined Kimpton in 2015.

Cheryl Williams, regional VP of sales and marketing in Hawaii, Highgate
10 April 2018
New hire
Williams’ most recent position was as GM of The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki.

David Hale, VP of business development, Paramount Hotel Group
3 April 2018
New hire
Hale joins Paramount from Spire Hospitality, where he was VP of hotel business development.

Howard Tanenbaum, SVP of global sales, Playa Hotels & Resorts
30 March 2018
Promotion
Tanenbaum joined Playa in 2014 as global director of group and retail sales and was recently promoted to VP.

Mitch Lazar, VP of strategic partnerships, Two Roads Hospitality
29 March 2018
New hire
Lazar previously worked as EVP of corporate development at Craftsy, CEO at Taptu, managing director of Yahoo! Mobile in Europe and VP of emerging technologies at Turner Broadcasting.

 
GMs

Steven Mannik, GM of Grand Summit Hotel at Attitash; Bartlett, New Hampshire
16 April 2018
New hire
Mannik’s most recent position was as GM of Eastern Inn & Suites in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Steven Falciani, GM of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa; Marco Island, Florida
9 April 2018
New hire
Falciani previously worked as area director and GM of the DoubleTree by Hilton Rosemont, Illinois, and the Embassy Suites Rosemont, Illinois.

Eric Bates, GM of Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Itasca, Illinois
12 April 2018
New hire
Bates’ most recent position was as GM of the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort.

Natasha Casillo, GM of the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown/North Station; Boston
6 April 2018
New hire
Earlier in her career, Casillo spent seven years at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston as director of guest services.

Mark Woelffer, GM of The Sheraton Dallas Hotel; Dallas
3 April 2018
New hire
Woelffer most recently worked as GM of the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.

     
Sales and Marketing

David Tyler, director of sales and marketing, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; Naples, Florida
13 April 2018
New hire
Tyler most recently worked as director of sales and business development at Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dane Gorup, director of events and catering, Hotel del Coronado; San Diego
12 April 2018
New hire
Gorup previously worked for the Anaheim Hilton, where he held positions in food and beverage, catering and group sales.

Angela Lockyer, director of sales and marketing, Viceroy Santa Monica; Santa Monica, California
12 April 2018
New hire
Lockyer’s most recent position was with Kerzner, where she worked with 11 resorts and three brands.

Denielle Godwin, director of sales and marketing, Snow King Hotel; Jackson, Wyoming
11 April 2018
New hire
Godwin previously worked as director of sales at TMI Hospitality.

Shanna Edmundson, director of sales, Holiday Inn Charlotte University; Charlotte, North Carolina
11 April 2018
New hire
Edmundson has past hospitality experience as a travel sales manager, director of catering and sales manager.

Lucio Pelloso, corporate director of sales, Arbor Lodging Management
10 April 2018
New hire
Pelloso previously worked as director of sales at the Chicago Marriott Naperville.

Elise Gertenbach, director of group sales, Hotel Contessa; San Antonio
5 April 2018
Promotion
Gertenbach first joined Hotel Contessa 12 years ago and most recently worked as national account director.

David Berzofsky, director of sales, Midwest, Teneo Hospitality Group
5 April 2018
New hire
Berzofsky’s most recent position was as global account executive at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International.

    
F&B
Jose Martinez, executive chef, Enchantment Resort; Sedona, Arizona
12 April 2018
New hire
Martinez previously worked as executive chef at The Roosevelt New Orleans.
Michael Bates-Walsh, executive chef, Kimpton Taconic Hotel; Manchester, Vermont
6 April 2018
New hire
Bates-Walsh joins the Kimpton Taconic Hotel’s restaurant, The Copper Grouse, from his previous position with Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Miscellaneous

Michael Howe, director of hotel operations, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center; Cleveland
3 April 2018
New hire
Howe previously worked as director of catering and event management at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Brandon McBain, director of business and entertainment travel, Andaz West Hollywood; Los Angeles
3 April 2018
Promotion
McBain was promoted from the property’s entertainment sales manager.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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