Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:
Ömer Acar has been named general manager of Raffles Paris – Le Royal Monceau. Acar formerly was general manager of The Ritz, Paris.
Aimbridge Hospitality, Dallas, has promoted Jay Anderson to vice president of finance and assistant treasurer. Anderson had been director of finance for the company.
Luke Benbow has been appointed general manager of Bhundhari Spa Resort & Villas Samui, A Centara Resort in Samui, Thailand. Prior, he was resident manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi.
Westin St. Maarten Resort and Spa has appointed Cristian Coro food and beverage director. Coro most recently was food and beverage manager at the property.
New Orleans Marriott has named Joan Esneault director of sales and marketing. Esneault most recently was vice president of resort sales at Foxwoods Resort Casino & MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Dieter Franke has been named general manager of Intercontinental Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Franke most recently was general manager of Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi.
Cindy Gagle has been named director of sales and marketing for Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Gagle was previously regional director of sales and marketing (Hawaii) for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, responsible for the Kea Lani Resort Hotel on Maui and the Orchid Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Chris Gampon has been appointed general manager of Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation in Kauai, Hawaii. Gampon previously was general manager of the Banyan Harbor Resort in Kauai.
Michael Hatzfeld has been named general manager of il Lugano in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hatzfeld previously was general manager of the St. Regis Deer Crest Resort in Park City, Utah.
Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, has named Frank Holtslag general manager. Holtslag most recently worked for Sagamore The Art Hotel.
Joseph Kelly has been appointed regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts in Springfield, Missouri. Most recently, Kelly served as general manager of John Q. Hammons’ Embassy Suites Tampa Hotel & Conference Center near the University of South Florida and Busch Gardens.
Bernd Kuhlen has been appointed general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Most recently, Kuhlen served as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California.
Caroline Langhorn has been appointed director of sales for Hampton Inn South Plainfield/Piscataway in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Langhorn formerly was a senior sales manager for the corporate and wedding business segment at the Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, New Jersey.
Kelly Lewis has been appointed general manager of Indigo Pearl in Phuket, Thailand. Lewis previously was general manager of Makena Beach Golf Resort in Maui, Hawaii.
Langham Hospitality Group, Hong Kong, has named Jack Lim regional director of sales and marketing for China. Lim’s previous experience includes roles as regional director of global sales in Greater China and Taiwan for a large global hotel chain and Asia Pacific head of hotel contracting at Gulllivers Travel Associates.
Steven Lindburg has been named area managing director and general manager of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii, the Big Island. Lindburg was most recently general manager of the Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah.
Catherine McNabb has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, at Dusit International in Bangkok. McNabb previously was a director with the Singapore Tourism Board.
John Mesaros has been appointed general manager of Courtyard Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Mesaros previously was general manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Naples, Florida.
Graeme Nesbitt has been appointed general manager of The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Nesbitt was previously resort general manager at Cameron House.
Mari Breen Palace has been appointed director of sales and marketing at The Hilton Burlington Hotel in Burlington, Vermont. Palace most recently served as group sales manager for the Sheraton Providence Hotel in Rhode Island.
Christopher Perry has been named area director of sales and marketing for the Hiltons of Chicago Complex, representing the five owned and managed assets in downtown Chicago. Perry most recently was vice president of hotel marketing and sales at the Mohegan Sun.
Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed Joe Pinto general manager of the Omni Chicago Hotel. Pinto previously served as vice president of Oakbrook Hotels & Resorts and general manager, Pheasant Run Resort.
Alan Porteous has been appointed general manager at the Romana Resort & Spa Mui Ne in Phan Thiet, Vietnam. Prior, Porteous owned A Tropical Nite in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Jessica Rose has been named director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando – International Drive North in Florida. Rose most recently was director of sales at Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens.
Nils-Arne Schroeder has been appointed general manager of Conrad Seoul in Seoul, Korea. Schroeder was most recently the general manager of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing.
Damon Strickland has been named general manager of the Staybridge Suites in Chesapeake, Virginia. Strickland was formerly assistant general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Langham Hospitality Group, Hong Kong, has named Robert Touzel regional director of sales and marketing for Europe and North America. Touzel was formerly director of sales and marketing of The Langham London.
MGM Grand Detroit has named Michael Urbin executive chef. Urbin previously was assistant executive chef at the hotel.
Megan Weber has been named director of sales for Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport in Cheektowaga, New York. Weber previously was front office manager for Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo-Airport.
Andrew Whitaker has been appointed general manager of Dalian New World Hotel in Dalian, China. Most recently, Whitaker was general manager of Andara Resort and Villas in Phuket, Thailand.