People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Regent Beijing appointed Uli Altrichter director of sales and marketing. Previously, Altrichter was director of sales and marketing at the Intercontinental Berlin.

Davenport Hotels promoted Briana Anderson to national sales manager. Most recently, Anderson was sales manager and wedding services manager at Davenport Hotels.

Interval Leisure Group named Lily Arteaga vice president of investor relations. Most recently, Arteaga was vice president of corporate development at Grupo Iberostar.

Larry Beiderman was named complex general manager and Barb Bowden was named complex managing director at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando. Loews and Universal Orlando Resort plan to operate the two hotels as a complex when Loews Sapphire Falls Resort opens in the summer of 2016.

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California, named Blake Brissette-Mathias general manager of food and beverage, Brent McNally general manager and Gene Smallwood director of sales and marketing.

The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C, named Zakiya Brown sales and marketing coordinator, Cathryn Casem catering sales and conference service manager, Nahal Khatami sales manager and Benjamin Sims director of human resources.

The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City promoted Joseph Bustos to director of digital marketing. Bustos joined The Roosevelt Hotel in March 2011 as revenue manager and has been serving as director of revenue management since 2013.

Matthew Byrne was named signature chef at Hilton West Palm Beach in Florida, scheduled to open in early 2016. 

Ricardo Cera was appointed executive chef at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands.

David Chase was appointed managing director of the Omni Berkshire Place in New York City. Most recently, Chase was general manager at The New York Palace.

Centara Hotels & Resorts named Kamal Chaoui group director of operations for Premium Resorts, Robert Maurer-Loeffler group director of operations for Bangkok and City Hotels, Austin Robinson group director of operations for East Thailand and Vietnam, and Harry Thaliwal group director of operations for South Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bali and COSI brand.

Gateway Hospitality Group named Kevin Corprew regional director of operations. Most recently, Coprew was general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville.

Martin Diehr was appointed director of food and beverage at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. Most recently, Diehr was director of food and beverage outlet operation at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Florida.

Glenda Gomez was appointed general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West in New York City. Previously, Gomez was general manager at the Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport.

Hyatt Vacation Ownership appointed Jim Hansen senior vice president of sales and local marketing. Most recently, Hansen was regional vice president at Hilton Grand Vacations.

Allison Lesser was named director of sales and marketing at Hotel Irvine in California.

Hotel Granduca Austin in Texas appointed Andrew Lewis executive pastry chef. Most recently, Lewis was executive pastry chef at the Austin-based Japanese restaurant Uchiko. 

The Peninsula New York appointed Samuel Linder executive chef and Remi van Peteghem executive sous chef.

Steve Magnuson was named managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Most recently, Magnuson was vice president and managing director at Kalahari Resorts in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

The Loews Regency New York Hotel appointed Simon Mais managing director. Most recently, Mais was vice president of asset management at Northwood Hospitality Group.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts named Tom Mason senior vice president of operations.

Janet McNab was named managing director of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central.

Michael Musarra was appointed general manager for Fairmont San Jose in California. Most recently, Musarra was general manager at Fairmont Dallas.

Park Hyatt New York named Mark Pardue area vice president luxury and lifestyle brands and general manager. Most recently, Pardue was general manager at the Grand Hyatt New York. 

The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, named Brian Peterson chef de cuisine at Wright’s restaurant, Steve Sprague chef de cuisine at Frank & Albert’s restaurant and Chris Vitanza executive pastry chef.

Mark Quintero was named regional director of operations at Sonesta ES Suites. Most recently, Quintero was regional director of operations at Holiday Retirement.

Shadi Refai was appointed general manager of the Centara Muscat Hotel in Oman, set to open in Q1 2016.

Miraval Group appointed Steven Rudnitsky president and CEO to lead the global expansion of the company’s luxury resort, spa and wellness portfolio. Most recently, Rudnitsky was president and CEO at Dolce Hotels and Resorts.

AccorHotels appointed Garth Simmons chief executive officer Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Jessica Stephens was appointed director of sales and marketing at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown. Most recently, Stephens was assistant director of sales at Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

Riana van Staden was appointed director of sales and marketing for Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington. Most recently, van Staden was assistant director and senior sales manager at Minneapolis Marriott Southwest.

Sonja Vodusek was appointed general manager at The Peninsula Tokyo. Vodusek will be the first female general manager of the hotel.