A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
31 MAY 2018 9:27 AM

In this roundup: Red Roof names new chief information officer; new GMs in Chicago and Bristol, Virginia; 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


Todd Temperly, GM of Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
15 May 2018
New hire
Temperly’s most recent position was as hotel manager at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Executives


Ted Hutchins, chief information officer, Red Roof
23 May 2018
New hire
Hutchins’ most recent position was as chief information officer at All Aboard Florida.


Michael Goldrich, VP of marketing, Denihan Hospitality
21 May 2018
New hire
Goldrich previously held a senior marketing position with Wyndham Hotel Group and Dolce Hotels & Resorts.

David Eskander, regional VP of hotel development, the Americas; WorldHotels
4 May 2018
New hire
Eskander spent three years at Leading Hotels of the World, where he led global development.

 
GMs

Kevin Kruse, GM of The Bristol Hotel; Bristol, Virginia
22 May 2018
New hire
Kruse has worked in the hotel industry for more than 30 years, including a 27-year career with Ritz-Carlton.

Michael Stephens, managing director, Paradise Point Resort & Spa; San Diego
16 May 2018
New hire
Stephens has held GM positions with both the Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt brands in Lexington, Kentucky; Dallas; Scottsdale, Arizona; Maui, Hawaii and São Paulo.

Joanna McCreary, GM of W Austin; Austin, Texas
15 May 2018
Returning hire
McCreary’s most recent position was as hotel manager at the W Bellevue. She previously helped open the W Austin as director of rooms.


Bob Cosgrove, GM of the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square; Philadelphia
14 May 2018
New hire
Cosgrove has worked as director of finance and business support and regional director of finance for InterContinental Hotels Group in Atlanta.

Thomas List, GM of The Colony Hotel; Palm Beach, Florida
14 May 2018
New hire
Throughout his career, List has managed The Inn at Little Washington, Woodstock Inn and Resort, Congress and Hall Star Inn and Williamsburg Inn.


Kori Yoran, GM of Dream Midtown; New York City
11 May 2018
Promotion
Yoran joined the property in 2015 as director of front office and was later promoted to hotel manager in 2017.

Anthony Damiano, GM of The Time Nyack; Nyack, New York
10 May 2018
New hire
Damiano’s most recent position was as GM for Hyatt House White Plains in White Plains, New York.


Anne-Marie Houston, GM of Montage Laguna Beach; Laguna Beach, California
9 May 2018
Promotion
Houston previously worked as the property’s resort manager. She joined the property in September 2017.

Meredith Macfarlane, GM of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail; Vail, Colorado
7 May 2018
New hire
Macfarlane joined Four Seasons in 2007 as director of rooms at the former Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Her most recent position was GM of the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe.


Cara Banasch, VP of sales, Omni Hotels & Resorts
7 May 2018
New hire
Banasch’s most recent position was as SVP of business development and strategy at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Bassim Ouachani, GM of Arlo SoHo; New York City
7 May 2018
Promotion
Ouachani was promoted from his previous position as the hotel’s director of operations.

     
Sales and Marketing

Danielle Santilli, associate director of sales, Kimpton Goodland; Goleta, California
22 May 2018
New hire
Santilli spent the past two years as sales manager at the Paséa Hotel & Spa.

Marie Felix, sales and events manager, Tryp by Wyndham New York Times Square South; New York City
17 May 2018
New hire
Felix previously worked as catering sales manager at The Michelangelo Hotel.

Luis Mendez, director of sales, Kimpton Epic Hotel; Miami
15 May 2018
New hire
Mendez’s most recent position was as associate director of sales and marketing at the InterContinental Miami.

Mimi Patterson, regional director of sales and marketing, McKibbon Hospitality
14 May 2018
Promotion
Patterson previously worked as a market director of sales for McKibbon and oversaw several hotels in Fort Myers, Florida.

Christina Richardson, associate director of sales, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa; Lahaina, Hawaii
10 May 2018
New hire
Richardson has worked for the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, North Shore at Turtle Bay Resort, The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Waikiki.

 


Dennis Park, director of sales and marketing, Holston House; Nashville, Tennessee
3 May 2018
New hire
Park previously worked as GM of the Foundre Hotel in Phoenix and as director of sales and marketing at The Saguaro Scottsdale.

    
F&B
Eldon Pico, director of food and beverage, Westin Peachtree Plaza; Atlanta
17 May 2018
New hire
Pico previously worked as executive chef at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
Will Chamberlin, director of food and beverage, The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa; Tampa, Florida
9 May 2018
New hire
Chamberlin has worked in food-and-beverage and nightclub operations for two decades, including at some of Tampa’s top venues. He began his career at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, Vermont.
Miscellaneous

Mike Wylie, head of e-commerce, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
22 May 2018
New hire
Wylie has spent 20 years in digital marketing including leading e-commerce for Hilton and Wyndham.


Jake Davis, area director of revenue, Benchmark
17 May 2018
Promotion
Davis was promoted from his previous position as a revenue analyst at Benchmark.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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