Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:
Peter Birk has been named executive chef for Hotel 1000 in Seattle. Birk was most recently executive chef for Harborside Restaurant & Bistro, Seattle.
Nicholas Cullum has been appointed general manager of Novotel Citygate in Hong Kong. Cullum most recently was general manager of the Swire Hotels-managed Headland Hotel.
Benchmark Hospitality International, Houston, Texas, has appointed Tom Garcia vice president of operations. Garcia was most recently vice president and regional manager for Noble House Hotels & Resorts, responsible for operational oversight of properties on both U.S. coasts and in the Midwest.
Frankie Lam has been named director of sales and marketing for Dorsett Regency Singapore, scheduled to open at the end of 2012. Lam was most recently director of sales and marketing for Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore.
Bernard Lo has been named general manager of Grand Dorsett Chengdu, scheduled to open in September. Lo was most recently general manager of Intercontinental Century City Chengdu.
Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach in Kaua’i, Hawaii, has appointed Damon Lockrem director of sales. Lockrem was most recently director of sales and marketing at Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick has appointed Gloria Lu director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Lu was the associate director of sales at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.
Calvin Ma has been named director of sales and marketing for Grand Dorsett Chengdu, scheduled to open in September. Ma most recently served as director of business development for Intercontinental Century City Chengdu.
Laura McIver has been named general manager of El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California, which is slated to reopen in March 2013. Most recently, McIver was general manager of Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara.
Shaunna McKelvey has been named general manager of the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California. McKelvey previously served as the property’s director of food and beverage.
James Miles has been named general manager/chief operating officer of The Otesaga Resort Hotel/Cooper Inn in Cooperstown, New York, effective October 1. Miles most recently was the chief executive officer of Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.
The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, has appointed Sean O’Connell executive chef. O’Connell most recently was executive chef at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.
May Pendraat has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, at Marco Polo Hotels in Harbour City, Hong Kong. Pendraat was previously area director of marketing for the three Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel and Prince Hotel.
The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, has appointed Kevin Phenegar director of food and beverage. Phenegar most recently was director of food and beverage at The Sagamore on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta has named Yip Lai Pheng director of sales and marketing. Pheng previously was director of sales and marketing at the Pullman Kunching, Sarawak.
Paul Proctor has been appointed general manager of the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao. Proctor previously was hotel manager at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum.