People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Thompson Hotels’ Gild Hall in New York City appointed Ileana Acosta director of sales and marketing and Jonathon Goldberg hotel manager

Best Western Hotels & Resorts named Greg Adams vice president and chief digital officer, Dorothy Dowling senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and Mark Straszynski senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Jason Brustad was appointed director of golf at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Most recently, Brustad was director of golf and the head golf professional at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada.

Paolo Cazzin was appointed director of sales and marketing at Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy. Most recently, Cazzin was director of group sales for The Bauers Hotel in Venice, Italy,

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group appointed Camilla Chiam vice president of public relations and communications for Asia Pacific. Previously, Chiam was head of group corporate communications at Pontiac Land Group and Patina Hotels & Resorts.

Hotel Equities named Steve Crabill vice president of business development. Most recently, Crabill was vice president and managing director of franchise development at Hilton Worldwide. 

Carl Emberson was appointed vice president of operations and marketing at Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya. Most recently, Emberson was general manager at The St. Regis Punta Mita.

The Pullman Miami Airport named Judith Garcia director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Garcia was director of sales and marketing at Sonesta Coconut Grove in Miami.

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave appointed Ross Guthrie general manager and Kelly Sujka director of sales.

Avi Haksar was appointed managing director of Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California. Most recently, Haksar was managing director at Rosewood Crescent in Dallas.

Denis Herron was named international sales manager at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten.

James Hughes was appointed general manager at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Previously, Hughes was general manager at W Santiago in Chile.

Maybourne Hotel Group appointed Brona Kelly group director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Kelly was director of sales and marketing at the Corinthia Hotel London.

Oliver Key was appointed general manager at The St. Regis Bel Harbour in Florida. Most recently, Key was opening general manager at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi.

Kimberly Kuramuto was appointed spa manager at Sense, a Rosewood Spa, at Rosewood CordeValle in California. Most recently, Kuramuto served was the travel industry sales coordinator at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, also in California.

Ryan Leach was named general manager at Shade Hotel on King Harbor in Redondo Beach, California, scheduled to open this spring. Most recently, Leach was general manager at Club Med Peisey Vallandry Resort in the Savoie region of France.

Nate Lindsay was appointed executive chef at Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville, California.

Virgin Hotels appointed Dan Mathewes chief financial officer and Thayer Thompson general counsel and vice president, Commercial

Jaime Pico was appointed operations manager at Comfort Inn and Suites in Levittown, Puero Rico. 

The Beaumont Hotel in London appointed Jannes Sorensen general manager. Most recently, Sorensen was director of rooms and a member of the executive planning committee at Le Bristol in Paris.

Omni Hotels & Resorts appointed Lesli Reynolds senior vice president of revenue, Peter Strebel chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales, and Mark Wykes vice president of hotel sales and marketing.

Dusit International named Suphajee Suthumpun group chief executive officer. Previously, Suthumpun was CEO of Thaicom Plc., Thailand’s first satellite operator and a subsidiary of Shin Corp., the biggest telecommunications conglomerate in Thailand.

Mantra Group appointed Andrew Turner to the newly created position of ice president acquisitions, Asia. Previously, Turner was executive vice president, Business Development for SilverNeedle Hospitality.

Associated Luxury Hotels International has promoted Amber Voelker from regional director to regional vice president of sales for the US west region.

Stephen Wittman II was named director of outlets at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Most recently, Wittman was director of outlets at Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Florida.