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People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Marion Abaunza has been named general manager of Embassy Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley. Most recently, Abaunza was the interim general manager of Embassy Suites – Milpitas.

Radha Arora has been appointed president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Dallas, effective September 5. Arora comes from Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where he was regional vice president and general manager of Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, and was responsible for Four Seasons properties in Bora Bora, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas.

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole in Wyoming has appointed Cory Carlson director of sales and marketing. Carlson previously was director of sales at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Minneapolis-based Carlson has appointed Winston Chien as vice president, China. Chien most recently was with the Jumeirah group as their China representative and in a project capacity with Hong Kong Resort International Limited, based in Shanghai.

Philip Dailey has been named general manager of Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles. Dailey previously was at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, which he launched and managed for more than two years. 

Maui’s Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has appointed Erin Ennis director of national accounts, handling the Southeast Region, to include associations, as well as Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Ennis comes from Terra Resort Group, where she served as national sales manager. 

InterContinental New York Times Square has appointed Andrew Gajary general manager. Gajary most recently was general manager of InterContinental Toronto – Yorkville.

IHG has appointed Daniel Gilsenan as vice president, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. Gilsenan comes from Tesco, where he most recently was business development director.

Kerry Hing has been named general manager of Waldorf Astoria Park City in Park City, Utah. Most recently, Hing was general manager of The Ranch at Rock Creek.

Misty Moore has been named director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, New York. Moore most recently was director of group and catering sales at the hotel.

Angela Nolan has been named general manager of The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Maui. Nolan was most recently hotel manager at the property.

Thomas Pirker has been appointed executive chef at Hilton Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, Australia. Pirker’s previous experience includes stints as the sous chef at Hilton Sydney and executive chef at Hilton Cairns.

The Sanderling Resort & Spa in North Carolina’s Outer Banks has named Jeffrey Russell executive chef. Russell most recently was executive chef at Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont.

Sergio Serra has been appointed director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun. Serra most recently was director of sales and marketing at Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort.

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali in Jimbaran, Bali, has appointed Peter van Peborgh-Gooch director of sales and marketing. Most recently, van Peborgh-Gooch was director of business development for Hilton Worldwide, based in Tokyo.

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