People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Chad Blunston has been named executive chef at The Fairmont San Francisco. Blunston previously was executive chef at Fairmont Newport Beach.

Jennifer Choi has been appointed director of finance at Kaua’i Beach Resort in Hawaii. Choi previously was assistant director of finance for The Modern Honolulu.

Anthony Covino has been named general manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Mystic, Connecticut. Covino most recently was general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Fairmont Newport Beach has named Brian Doherty executive chef. Doherty most recently was executive sous chef at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle.

InterContinental Milwaukee has named Bob Druschitz executive chef. Druschitz most recently was sous chef at Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar in Chicago.

Red Roof Inn, Columbus, Ohio, has named Brendan Foley chief financial officer. Foley previously served as CFO of IT and management consulting firm Navigator Management Partners.

James Franks has been promoted to general manager of The Hilton College Station Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, Texas. Franks previously was the property’s hotel manager.

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Salisbury, Maryland, has promoted Michael Getzey to chief operating officer. Previously, Getzey was president of the company’s construction and renovation division.

Rachel Harrison has been named chief marketing officer at Island Outpost in Jamaica. Harrison most recently served as director of communications for Andaz by Hyatt.

Tolga Lacin has been appointed regional director of food and beverage at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East. Lacin will also continue in his current role of hotel manager at The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina.

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, has appointed Russell Michel executive chef. Michel previously served as the executive chef at Morgan’s Restaurant and the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, California.

Gerald Morris has been appointed vice president of hotel operations at Hospitality Management Corporation in Dallas. Most recently, Morris was the company’s regional director of operations.

The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has appointed Randy Reed executive chef. Most recently, Reed served as executive sous chef at The Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.

Louis Simard has been named executive chef at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Simard most recently was executive sous chef at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Chatham, Massachusetts, has named David Taylor executive director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Taylor served as head of marketing at luxury accessory designer Devi Kroell.

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco has named Christophe Thomas general manager. Thomas most recently was general manager of the W Union Square in New York City.

Mark Timms has been named executive chef at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. Timms previously was executive chef at The Inn at Perry Cabin, an Orient Express Hotel.

Garrett Turta has been named general manager of The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Turta most recently was general manager of Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland.

The Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai has named George Wee general manager. Wee previously was general manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Australia.

Don Willingham has been named vice president, brand performance support and sales, for the Hilton Garden Inn brand. Willingham most recently was senior director, brand sales, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton.