People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Atlific Hotels, Toronto, has named Galit Ben-Ary national director of marketing. Ben-Ary previously was marketing manager for Transat Tours Canada.

The Plantation on Crystal River in Crystal River, Florida, has named David Bolaños executive chef. Bolaños most recently was executive chef at SW Grill and Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Woodbine Development Corp., Dallas, has named Jim Cihak chief financial officer. Cihak was most recently the company’s vice president of asset management.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, Hawaii, has named Massimo Falsini executive chef. Falsini most recently was executive chef at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Dallas, has appointed Marc Jason Geller corporate director of marketing. Most recently, Geller was a creative services and marketing specialist at Creative Chapeau in New York City.

Marcus Jackson has been named general manager of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, in Bluffton, South Carolina. Jackson previously was general manager of Montage Deer Valley.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island’s Kohala Coast has promoted Jayson Kanekoa to executive chef. Kanekoa previously was the property’s executive sous chef.

Minor Hotel Group, Bangkok, has appointed James Kaplan senior vice president, development. Kaplan most recently was SVP Development for Asia Pacific and India for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.

Kevin Karau has been appointed general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Karau most recently was director of operations for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.

Frederick Kleisner II has been named area managing director overseeing The Oxford Hotel and the Crawford Hotel in Denver. Kleisner previously was general manager of the Nines, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, in Portland, Oregon.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Milwaukee, has promoted Steve Martin to vice president, human resources. Martin most recently was the company’s assistant corporate director of human resources.

The Hotel Plaza Athénée New York has named Anne-Juliette Maurice general manager. Maurice previously was director of sales and marketing at the Langham Place, Fifth Avenue.

Hotel Equities, Atlanta, has appointed Dennis Meroney chief investment officer. Meroney has served on the Hotel Equities board of directors since 2007 and previously was president of National Mortgage Alliance.

Eric Neyens has been named general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in South Bend, Indiana. Neyens previously was general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Schererville, Indiana.

Richfield Hospitality, Denver, has named Peter Nichols senior vice president of business development. Nichols previously was vice president of development for Waterford Hotel Group.