A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
06 OCTOBER 2016 7:26 AM

In this roundup: Hyatt has new select-service executive; Mosaic Hotel Group welcomes new president; and more.

Hotel News Now twice a month features a roundup of new hires and promotions for the U.S. hotel industry. To be included in the next roundup, email HNN’s Dan Kubacki. 

In the Spotlight


Jim Chu, global head of select service and franchise strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
19 September 2016
Promotion
Chu joined Hyatt more than 10 years ago and has held several leadership positions that work with franchisees and third-party owners. His new role is a newly created position.

Executives

Kevin Rohani, VP of development, Dream Hotel Group
21 September 2016
New hire
Rohani spent the past three years at Gensler, an architecture, design, planning and consulting firm. He also has past work experience with SBE Hotel Group.

Caroline Dyal, VP of operations, Pivot Hotels & Resorts
20 September 2016
New hire
Dyal has held previous leadership positions with Viceroy Hotel Group, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, SBE and Commune Hotels & Resorts.

Isaac Rodriguez, VP of revenue strategies and distribution, Twenty Four Seven Hotels
19 September 2016
Promotion
Rodriguez has spent 12 years with Twenty Four Seven Hotels and previously worked as VP of revenue management.
Susan Santiago, SVP of global select service and franchise operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
19 September 2016
Promotion
Santiago has held various positions at Hyatt during a 20-year career with the company. Her most recent position was with Hyatt’s corporate office managing all regional F&B operations.
Richard Hill, president and COO, Mosaic Hotel Group
19 September 2016
New hire

Hill joins Mosaic Hotel Group from Auberge Resorts’ Solage Hotels & Resorts brand, where he worked as president.
Christine Lawson, SVP of Loews Sales Organization, Loews Hotels
19 September 2016
New hire
Lawson will oversee all sales efforts for Loews Hotels & Resorts, Loews Regency Hotels and the OE Collection. She previously worked for 20 years at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in various sales positions.
GMs

Kanvar Singh, area managing director of Time Hotels, Dream Hotel Group
20 September 2016
Promotion
Singh will manage the day-to-day operations of The Time New York and The Time Nyack. He recently was GM at The Time New York.

Henning Nopper, GM of the Andaz West Hollywood; West Hollywood, California
16 September 2016
New hire
Nopper’s previous position was corporate director of rooms for the Americas at Hyatt Hotel’s Corporation’s corporate offices in Chicago.

Sales and Marketing

Robin Grayson, director of sales, Sheraton Grand Chicago; Chicago
22 September 2016
New hire
Grayson previously worked as director of group sales at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.

Sarah Romish, marketing manager, Riverhouse on the Deschutes; Bend, Oregon
22 September 2016
New hire
Romish has worked for 20 years in the outdoor recreation and hospitality industries, including positions at Nike, Sun Valley Company, REI, Sunriver Resort and Visit Bend.


Katie Donald, director of sales and marketing, The St. Regis New York; New York
21 September 2016
New hire
Donald’s previous position was group sales leader at Starwood New York Metro Market.

Jackie Collens, director of sales, The St. Regis New York; New York
21 September 2016
New hire
Collens previously worked as assistant director of sales and marketing at the Waldorf Astoria and Towers.

Nancy MacDonald, director of sales and events, Andaz West Hollywood; West Hollywood, California
16 September 2016
New hire
MacDonald previously worked as director of sales and events at Hyatt Market Street in Woodland Hills, Texas.
F&B

Amol Agarwal, executive chef, Omni Fort Worth Hotel; Fort Worth, Texas
23 September 2016
New hire
Agarwal’s previous position was executive chef and director of food and beverage at Loews Regency Hotel in San Francisco.

Miguel Neira, executive banquet chef, Sheraton Grand Chicago; Chicago
22 September 2016
Promotion
Neira was promoted after a two-year stint as the Sheraton Grand Chicago’s chef de cuisine.

Miscellaneous

Eric Wylie, director of engineering, Sheraton Grand Chicago; Chicago
22 September 2016
New hire
Wylie previously worked as director of engineering at the InterContinental Chicago.
Sean Whalen, corporate director of revenue management, HotelAVE
21 September 2016
New hire
Whalen’s previous position was regional revenue management analyst for the East Region at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Billy Shen, asset management associate, HotelAVE
21 September 2016
New hire
Shen previously worked as an analyst at JLL and has prior experience as a revenue analyst at the Hilton San Francisco.
Amber Arndt, director of finance, Hyatt Regency Austin; Austin, Texas
19 September 2016
New hire
Arndt’s most recent position was assistant director of finance at Hyatt Regency Maui.

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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