A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
17 MAY 2018 7:18 AM

In this roundup: Salamander Hotels & Resorts welcomes new chief sales and marketing officer; new GMs in San Diego and Dallas; 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


Tracey Slavonia, chief sales and marketing officer, Salamander Hotels & Resorts
30 April 2018
New hire
Slavonia’s most recent position was as chief marketing officer at Enchantment Group.

Executives

Vikram Sood, SVP of operations, RAR Hospitality
3 May 2018
New hire
Sood has held GM positions throughout his career at properties including La Valencia Hotel, The Grand Del Mar, Cape Rey Carlsbad and Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Martin Rinck, global head of luxury and lifestyle group, Hilton
2 May 2018
Promotion
Rinck spent more than nine years as Hilton’s area president of the Asia/Pacific.

Ryan Walker, VP of e-commerce and digital strategy, Dream Hotel Group
1 May 2018
New hire
Walker joins Dream from SBE Hospitality Group, where he was senior director of e-commerce and mobile.

Kathryn Barrett, VP of revenue management, Dream Hotel Group
1 May 2018
New hire
Barrett’s most recent position was as regional director of revenue strategy at Revenue Optimization Consultants.

Jamey Cua, SVP, managed development, Sage Hospitality
24 April 2018
New hire
Cua previously worked as VP of development, East Region for Marriott International.

 
GMs

Colin Ross, GM at Carlsbad by the Sea; Carlsbad, California
3 May 2018
New hire
Ross’ most recent position was as sales manager at Legoland California.

Michael Flickinger, GM of Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo; San Diego
3 May 2018
New hire
Flickinger joins the hotel from Maderas Golf Club where he was GM and area food and beverage director at La Valencia Hotel and Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.

Dieter Hissin, GM of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows; San Diego
3 May 2018
New hire
Hissin’s most recent position was as GM at Balboa Bay Resort.

Joseph Kirtley, GM of Timber Cove; Jenner, California
26 April 2018
New hire
Kirtley has also been named VP of operations for the hotel’s management company, Ironwave Hospitality. He has worked for properties in London and Los Angeles.

Ben Olin, GM of Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh; Dallas
26 April 2018
New hire
Olin previously worked as regional director of operations and corporate director of guest experience at HEI Hotels and Resorts.

Ralph Mahana, GM of Windsor Court Hotel; New Orleans
24 April 2018
Promotion
Mahana spent the past two years as the hotel’s assistant GM.

Christopher Morgan, GM of Sheraton Gunter; San Antonio
24 April 2018
Promotion
Since May 2017, Morgan has worked as assistant GM at the hotel.

Renato Cojanu, GM of DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Market Center; Dallas
24 April 2018
Promotion
Cojanu joined the property in 2015 as director of food and beverage. He was promoted to acting GM in January.

Savanna Wesley, GM of Lone Star Court; Austin, Texas
19 April 2018
New hire
Wesley previously worked as GM at Present Homewood Suites by Hilton in Somerset, New Jersey.

Diana Rosure, GM of Harbor View Hotel; Edgartown, Massachusetts
18 April 2018
New hire
Rosure’s most recent position was as a GM with Outrigger.

Ashley Gochnauer, GM of Hotel Zelos; San Francisco
17 April 2018
New hire
Gochnauer worked as GM at the Kimpton Everly Hotel Hollywood before joining Hotel Zelos.

     
Sales and Marketing

Andrew Ladd, director of sales and marketing, The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows; San Diego
3 May 2018
New hire
Ladd spent the last four years as director of sales at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, Nevada.

Frank Bewley, director of revenue optimization and marketing, RAR Hospitality
3 May 2018
New hire
Bewley has worked in group sales, marketing, operations and revenue management throughout his career with both branded and independent hotels.

Timothy Edgecombe, director of sales, Rosewood Washington, D.C.; Washington
2 May 2018
New hire
Edgecombe previously worked as director of travel industry and entertainment sales at The Carlyle.

Tifani Jones, corporate director of sales, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
24 April 2018
New hire
Jones spent the past eight years as director of sales and service at the Wisconsin Dells Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Jon Erickson, director of sales and marketing, Westin Peachtree Plaza; Atlanta
19 April 2018
New hire
Erickson’s most recent position was as director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown.

Kattie Maldonado, marketing director, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development
16 April 2018
New hire
Maldonado previously worked as communications director at ISG World.

    
F&B
Jay Spickelmier, executive chef, Hotel Talisa, Vail; Vail, Colorado
27 April 2018
Promotion
Spickelmier joined the property in 2011 as chef de cuisine when it was known as Vail Cascade Resort.
Todd Goldian, director of food and beverage, National Conference Center; Leesburg, Virginia
18 April 2018
Promotion
Goldian was promoted from executive chef at the property.
Miscellaneous

Stephanie Benadof, corporate director of human resources, The Hotel Group
25 April 2018
New hire
Benadof’s most recent position was as senior HR consultant with Asure Consulting.

Leila Reyes, director of style, W San Francisco; San Francisco
18 April 2018
New hire
Reyes previously worked as assistant director of housekeeping at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Jane McCaul, director of corporate culture and communication, Chesapeake Hospitality
18 April 2018
Promotion
McCaul has worked for Chesapeake since 2011. Her most recent position was as area general manager and director of charitable efforts.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

No Comments

Comments that include blatant advertisements or links to products or company websites will be removed to avoid instances of spam. Also, comments that include profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, solicitations or advertising, or other similarly inappropriate or offensive comments or material will be removed from the site. You are fully responsible for the content you post. The opinions expressed in comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Hotel News Now or its parent company, STR and its affiliated companies. Please report any violations to our editorial staff.