People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Anabel Ramos Acevedo was appointed spa director at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Most recently, Acevedo was spa manager at Feel Urban Day Spa by Live Aqua in Mexico City.

Thanyapura Phuket in Thailand named Nathaphat Asavathanachart director of communications and Belinda Gates director of marketing.

Sixty Hotels named Dianna Balabon senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Nicholas Barger was appointed general manager of The Essex in Essex Junction, Vermont. Previously, Barger was director of rooms at The Modern Honolulu.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, appointed David Burt director of sales and marketing.

Commune Hotels & Resorts named Brad Cirino area director of sales and marketing and Brett Orlando regional vice president overseeing Commune’s US East Coast portfolio.

Spire Hospitality named Tim Corder regional director of sales and marketing, Dennis Lanners vice president of food and beverage and Dick Turner vice president of operations. 

Gregory Day was named president of luxury hospitality at Mani Brothers Real Estate Group and general manager at Malibu Beach Inn in California. Previously, Day was general manager at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Anthony Dupont was appointed director of sales and marketing at Indigo Pearl in Phuket, Thailand.

Serge Ethuin was named general manager of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco, France, effective December 15.

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta named Ron Frierson and Shivon Stewart sales managers.

Roseann Grippo was named general amanager at Waterstone Resort & Marina – A DoubleTree by Hilton in Boca Raton, Florida. Most recently, Grippo was senior director of beverage operations for Royal Caribbean’s Quantam of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, the largest Royal Caribbean ships to date.

Robert Herr was appointed area general manager for the Phoenicia and Le Vendome InterContinental hotels in Beirut, Lebanon, effective September 1.

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel appointed Achim Herterich executive chef. Previously, Herterich was executive chef and owner of Kuche Inspirational Food.

The Drake Hotel in Chicago appointed Doug Hewitt director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Hewitt was regional director of marketing for the Pyramid Hotel Group.

Conrad Centennial Singapore appointed David Laval executive chef.

Francois-Olivier Luiggi was appointed general manager at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, in New York. Most recently, Luiggi was general manager at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue in New York.

Julian Moore was named general manager at Park Hyatt St. Kitts. The property is expected to open in late 2016 and will be Park Hyatt’s first resort in the Caribbean.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts promoted Sean Mullen to president of acquisitions. Previously, Mullen was chief sales and marketing officer at Noble House. 

Katy Powers was promoted to resort manager at The Wigwam in Phoenix. Most recently, Powers was director of food and beverage at The Wigwam.

Troy Smith was appointed director of sales at Solage Calistoga in California.

Craig Syphers was appointed general manager at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. Most recently, Syphers was general manager at Parkroyal Melbourne Airport.