Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:
Gareth Banner has been appointed general manager of St Pancras Renaissance in London. Banner was most recently general manager of The Hempel.
Anthony Barrett has been appointed general manager of Jurys Inn Chelsea in London. Barrett previously was deputy general manager of Jurys Inn Brighton.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, has appointed Chris Budd director of sales. Most recently, Budd was the senior national sales manager at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas.
Jennifer Byerly has been named director of sales at Residence Inn by Marriott – Columbus/Worthington, Ohio. Most recently, Byerly was sales account manager at the Marriott – Columbus Northwest.
Hersha Hospitality Trust, Philadelphia, has promoted Sandra Cardona to vice president of development and capital planning. Cardona most recently was senior director of development and capital planning at Hersha.
Lorenzo Chan has been appointed general manager of Royal Hideaway Playacar in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Chan most recently was general manager of Occidental Allegro Playacar.
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has promoted Patrick Chiappetta to corporate director of restaurants and bars. Chiappetta previously was director of operations for Art and Soul at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale in Florida has named Greg Cook general manager. Most recently, Cook was general manager of the Eden Roc, Renaissance.
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has appointed Cheryl Franz vice president, learning and organizational development. Franz formerly served as director of learning and organizational effectiveness at Broadridge Financial Solutions.
Choice Hotels International has appointed Karmela Gaffney vice president of digital commerce based out of the company’s global technology hub in Phoenix. Gaffney previously was managing director of marketing and ecommerce at Best Western.
Stefanie Hardy has been appointed general manager of Hilton London Islington. Hardy most recently was director of business development at London Hilton on Park Lane.
Peter Katusak-Huzsvar has been appointed general manager of W Guangzhou, China. Katusak-Huzsvar previously was general manager of W St. Petersburg.
Philippe Kronberg has been appointed general manager of Stamford Plaza in Brisbane, Australia. Kronberg most recently was general manager of Hilton Pattaya, Thailand.
Henk Meyknecht has been named general manager of the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and area director for Jordan. Most recently, Meyknecht was general manager of the Kempinski Shanghai.
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has appointed Wendy Pong vice president, asset management. Pong previously was direct of owner services and senior manager, real estate investment management, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Hotel Equities, Atlanta, has promoted Brad Rahinsky to chief operating officer. Rahinsky previously was the company’s vice president of operations.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California has named Doug Sears general manager. Sears most recently was general manager of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
Steve Shern has been named general manager of the Thompson Chicago. Shern most recently was general manager of Hotel 71 in Chicago.
George Soderberg II has been promoted to vice president of operations at Hay Creek Hotels Collection in Exeter, New Hampshire. Soderberg previously was Hay Creek Hotels’ corporate director of sales and marketing.
Robert Todak has been appointed general manager and area director of Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Todak most recently was general manager of the Acqualina Resort
Flor van der Vaart has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Van der Vaart most recently was general manager of Hyatt Regency Curacao.
Michael Voigt has been appointed general manager of The Arch London. Voigt previously was hotel manager for Pennyhill Park.
Denihan Hospitality Group, New York City, has appointed Susan Weigel vice president, revenue management. Weigel previously was vice president of channel intelligence within customer insight and analytics at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.