People on the move…

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move: 

New Castle Hotels and Resorts has promoted Michael Marques to general manager of the Hampton Inn Shelton in Connecticut. Previously, he was the director of sales for two New Castle properties.

Hotel Equities has promoted Chuck Powell to senior vice president of operations.

Francis Purvey has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale. Most recently, Purvey was director of sales and marketing at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.

Bob Peckenpaugh has been appointed managing director at Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Most recently, Peckenpaugh was general manager at Omni San Francisco Hotel. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has appointed Mario Hofmann executive chef.

Kwan Hun Fah has been appointed general manager at Furama RiverFront and Jovian Hun has been promoted to hotel manager at Furama City Centre.

Ronald Day has been appointed general manager of Casa Marina and The Ranch, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Key West.

Suzanne Taylor has been named regional director of sales and marketing for Heritage Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, Taylor was director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza.

Vantage Hospitality has appointed Gene Conklin regional vice president of development. Most recently Conklin was regional director of North American development for Best Western International, Inc.

Bear Mountain Inn has named Alicia Diamond managing director, New State Parks Division. Most recently, Diamond was general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Nanuet, New York.

Lambertville State Inn in New Jersey has appointed Jim Large general manager and Sharon DeFelices conference director.

Jeff Ward has been named managing director of Bespoke Hotels.

La Posada de Santa Fe has named Albert Bilotti executive chef/director of food and beverage.

Michael Macleod has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Riviera Palm Springs in California. Most recently, Macleod was regional sales manager at BellStar Hotels & Resorts.

Michael Pace has been appointed general manager of Clift San Francisco. Pace is the current president for the Hotel & Restaurant Foundation.

Martin Ruiz has been named sales manager of Four Seasons Place Houston. Most recently, Ruiz was director of rooms for The Same Houston Hotel.

CSM Corporation has appointed Barb Ward vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Ward was vice president of sales and marketing with TMI Hospitality.

Welk Resorts has named Michelle Morikawa general manager of Northstar Lodge in Tahoe, California, and Sean Coogan regional director of operations and general manager at Welk Resort San Diego.

Carlos de la Barra has been named food and beverage director at The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas.

Federico Galligani has been appointed general manager of Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort.