A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
14 JUNE 2018 7:13 AM

In this roundup: Pacific Hospitality Group hires Miraval executive as COO and president; new GMs in Boston and Jackson, Wyoming; 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


Paul McCormick, COO and president, Pacific Hospitality Group
4 June 2018
New hire
McCormick’s most recent position was as SVP of Miraval Group.

Executives

Micah Richins, EVP and COO, Sunseeker Resorts
4 June 2018
New hire
Richins joins Sunseeker from MGM Resorts International, where he was chief commercial officer.

Lindsay Curry, VP of sales, Enchantment Group
1 June 2018
Promotion
Curry was promoted from Enchantment Group’s corporate director of sales.

David Duncan, president, First Hospitality Group
31 May 2018
New hire
Duncan most recently worked as an CFO of coastal resort and golf properties in Southern California at JC Resorts, and before that was president of Denihan Hospitality Group.

John Beaton, SVP of operations, Kolter Hospitality
30 May 2018
New hire
Beaton previously worked as SVP of operations at Interstate Hotels and Resorts.

Jarrad Evans, SVP of business development and strategy, Benchmark
30 May 2018
Promotion
Evans was promoted from Benchmark’s VP of business development and strategy.

Roger Miller, chief revenue and business development officer; Alliance Hospitality
29 May 2018
New hire
Miller founded RA Miller Hospitality Sales and Marketing and previously worked as VP of sales and marketing at Hotel Equities and Hospitality Ventures Management Group.

 
GMs

Stephen Cullen, area GM, Copley Square Hotel and Ames Boston Hotel; Boston
5 June 2018
Promotion
Cullen was promoted from Benchmark’s GM at the Copley Square Hotel. He joined the company in 2016 when Benchmark merged with Gemstone Hotels & Resorts.

Randy Taormina, managing director of Innside by Meliá New York; New York City
5 June 2018
New hire
Taormina’s most recent position was as area managing director for Dream Hotel Group, where he led Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown.

Clif Clark, GM of The Palace Hotel; San Francisco
1 June 2018
New hire
Clark previously worked as GM of the Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront.

Greg Mendoza, GM of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester; New York City
31 May 2018
New hire
Mendoza’s most recent position was as GM of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.

John Santaniello, GM of Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge; Jackson, Wyoming
25 May 2018
New hire
Santaniello’s most recent position was as managing director of hospitality for The Hermitage Club of Wilmington, Vermont.

     
Sales and Marketing

Ann Sutherland Lynch, director of sales and marketing, The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop; Denver

31 May 2018
New hire
Lynch’s most recent position was as corporate director of sales and marketing at Timbers Resorts.

Kevin Bryant, executive director of sales, Fontainebleau Miami Beach; Miami Beach, Florida
30 May 2018
Returning hire
Bryant most recently worked as corporate director of revenue management at Turnberry Associates but previously worked as director of sales and revenue management at the property.

Mgeni Mpolo, director of sales and marketing, W San Francisco; San Francisco
30 May 2018
New hire
Mpolo previously worked as director of sales at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Kristen Vasquez, regional director of sales, Hotel Equities
30 May 2018
New hire
Vasquez has gained more than 10 years of hotel sales experience with Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt hotels.

Polly Ann Elliott, regional director of sales, Hotel Equities
30 May 2018
Promotion
Elliott joined Hotel Equities in 2017 as area director of sales for a portfolio of hotels in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sarah DeVault, director of sales and marketing, Hotel Phillips Kansas City; Kansas City, Missouri
29 May 2018
New hire
DeVault’s most recent position was as director of sales and marketing at The Aladdin Hotel in Kansas City.

Brian Morris, director of sales and marketing, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa; San Antonio
24 May 2018
New hire
Morris previously worked as complex director of sales and marketing at Sheraton and Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

Kara Smith, director of sales and marketing, XV Beacon; Boston
23 May 2018
New hire
Smith’s most recent position was as director of business travel sales at Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston.

Catherine Kirchheimer, director of sales and marketing, Montage Deer Valley; Park City, Utah
23 May 2018
Returning hire
Kirchheimer previously worked as director of sales and marketing at Montage Kapalua Bay and before that was director of leisure sales at Montage Deer Valley.

Jamie Fisher, director of leisure sales, Montage Deer Valley; Park City, Utah
23 May 2018
New hire
Fisher most recently worked as director of sales at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.

    
F&B
Frederic Hoffmann, executive chef, W San Francisco; San Francisco
31 May 2018
New hire
Hoffmann’s most recent position was as executive chef of The St. Regis Princeville in Hawaii.
Roy Darling, executive chef, AC Hotel Charlotte City Center; Charlotte, North Carolina
31 May 2018
New hire
Darling previously worked as executive chef at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Andy Wardner, director of acquisitions and financial analysis, HVMG
29 May 2018
New hire
Wardner joins HVMG from Paramount Lodging Advisors, where he worked as managing director.
Jadan Sheive, director of food and beverage, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa; San Antonio
24 May 2018
Promotion
Sheive was promoted from dual property director of food and beverage at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk.
Miscellaneous

Ashley Sheen, corporate director of communications, Enchantment Group
1 June 2018
Promotion
Sheen joined Enchantment Group’s marketing and communications team in 2015.

Jaclyn Beaudreau, director of resort experiences, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa; San Antonio
24 May 2018
New hire
Beaudreau previously worked as golf sales and marketing manager at the Wigwam Resort.

Nicole Di Maio, corporate director of revenue management, Benchmark
24 May 2018
Promotion
Di Maio was promoted from Benchmark’s regional director of revenue management.

 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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