Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has appointed Thomas Botts to the newly created role of executive vice president, chief customer officer. Botts comes to Denihan from New York-based strategic advisory firm Hudson Crossing LLC, which he co-founded in 2007. He will remain on Hudson Crossing’s advisory council.
Elegant Hotels Group in Barbados has appointed Mark Campbell chief executive officer. Campbell previously was the managing director of Contiki Resorts — operating resorts in Australia, Indonesia and Greece — and AOT Holidays in Australia and New Zealand.
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa in Whistler, British Columbia, has appointed Tara Colpitts director of sales and marketing. Colpitts most recently was director of sales at the Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler.
The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix has appointed Chintan Dadhich director of operations. Dadich most recently was director of the rooms division for the La Quinta Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California.
The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont, has promoted Gregory Farrell to executive chef. Farrell previously was the resort’s executive sous chef.
The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida, which is scheduled to open in November 2013, has appointed Tom Haines general manager. Haines most recently was executive assistant manager at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
The Dolder Resort in Zurich has named Mark Jacob managing director. Jacob previously was the property’s resident manager and deputy managing director.
Leslie Lowe has been named general manager of New World Guiyang Hotel in China, scheduled to open in summer 2013. Lowe was previously resident manager of New World Shanghai Hotel.
John McAree has been appointed general manager of Hilton Windhoek in Windhoek, South Africa. McAree most recently was general manager of Hilton Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
The Royal Horseguards hotel in London has appointed Steven McGovern sales and marketing director. McGovern was most recently director of sales at Red Carnation Hotels.
The Embassy Suites Denver – Downtown/Convention Center has named Dayna Milne director of sales and marketing. Milne was most recently the divisional vice president of revenue management at Denver’s Sage Hospitality.
Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Luis Mirabelli vice president of development for Latin America. Mirabelli most recently was vice president of business development for South America at RCI Latin America.
Andrew Morrison has been named executive chef at The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Morrison previously was executive chef at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.
Hayman resort in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, has appointed Scott Murray general manager. Murray most recently was hotel manager at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai.
Alex Obertop has been named general manager of the Capella Washington D.C., scheduled to open in early 2013. Obertop formerly was hotel manager of the Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Diarmaid O’Sullivan has been named vice president of sales and marketing at the Millennium Broadway Hotel New York. O’Sullivan previously was vice president of tourism development at NYC & Co.
Nancy Rednor has been appointed general manager of the Congress South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. Rednor most recently was the director of catering and convention services at the Perry South Beach hotel in Miami Beach.
Thomas Schmid will oversee the Dolder Waldhaus in Zurich and act as resident manager. Schmid previously was managing director of the Dolder Grand Resort.
Kevin Schwab has been appointed Mexico market vice president at Marriott International. Schwab most recently was vice president and general manager of the Aruba Marriott Resort.
Kouichi Urashima has been named general manager of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo. Urashima most recently was general manager of Taiko-en in Osaka.
Tim Xue has been appointed director of sales and marketing for New World Guiyang Hotel, scheduled to open in summer 2013. Xue previously was pre-opening director of sales and marketing for Hangzhou Wyndham Xixi Hotel and director of sales and marketing for Fuchun Resort Hangzhou and T8 Shanghai.
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has appointed Lisa Zandee to the new role of senior vice president, brand management. Zandee has served as a full-time consultant for Denihan since the company’s acquisition of The James in 2008, a brand of which she was a founder.