People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Jody Blackinton, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, has been promoted to regional director of operations role on the U.S. West Coast for Hersha Hospitality.

Omni Hotels & Resorts, Dallas, has named Gretta Brooks corporate director, global sales. Brooks previously was regional vice president, sales and marketing, for Aimbridge Hospitality.

Regent Hotels and Resorts, Taipei, has named Arjan de Boer senior vice president of development and technical services. De Boer previously was vice president of development at Alila Hotels and Resorts.

Laura Eggleton has been appointed general manager of Holiday Inn London Heathrow. Eggleston previously was group general manager for Pearl Hotels responsible for both Holiday Inn London Gatwick Worth and Holiday Inn Express Slough.

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Houston, Texas, has named Nora Harding social media and marketing manager. Harding previously assisted the local office of AARP in Des Moines, Iowa, with its social media initiatives.

Martin Hoellrigl has been appointed general manager of Gallery One, a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hoellrigle most recently was director of operations at Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort in Egypt.

Jamie Jordan has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Most recently, Jordan was director of group sales at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

John Kingston has been named director of human resources for the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Kingston was previously director of human resource operations for the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando.

Martin Kipping has been named general manager of Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Kipping most recently was resort manager at the Viceroy Hotel Anguilla.

Jai Kishan has been appointed general manager of Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, India. Kishan previously was executive assistant manager at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, India.

Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton, Florida, has named Dustin Lapekas director of food and beverage. Lapekas previously was director of beverage for The Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, has named Nicolás Marzioni director of food and beverage. Marzioni most recently was director of food and beverage at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort in the Cayman Islands.

Randall McMichael has been appointed general manager of The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. McMichael previously was general manager of Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Simeon Miranda has been named general manager of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort in Honolulu. Miranda most recently was general manager of the Airport Honolulu Hotel and the Best Western The Plaza Hotel, both located near the Honolulu International Airport.

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has named Jorge Luis Moran general manager. Most recently Moran was general manager of the Four-Diamond Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Mexico.

Alvaro Rey has been appointed area general manager for InterContinental Hotels in London. Rey will continue as general manager of InterContinental London Park Lane and now also oversee InterContinental London Westminster.

Destination Hotels & Resorts, Englewood, Colorado, has appointed Ed Simon vice president of sales. Simon previously was regional vice president of sales for Associated Luxury Hotels International in Washington, D.C.

The Mark Hotel in New York City has named Domingo Velasco director of sales and marketing. Velasco most recently was area director of sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, overseeing Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Rosewood Little Dix Bay.

Sean Verney has been named general manager of The Westin New York at Times Square. Verney was previously general manager of the Sheraton Parsippany, New Jersey.

Luca Virgilio has been named general manager of Hotel Eden in Rome. Virgilio most recently was area general manager of Baglioni Hotel London and Regina Hotel Baglioni Rome.

Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton, Florida, has named Steven Zobel executive chef. Zobel previously was executive chef for The Atlantic Resort & Spa.