People on the move

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Tyrea Baskin has been named director of sales for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Columbus Airport-East in Columbus, Ohio. Baskin most recently served as a customer care professional for Chase bank; her previous hotel experience includes four years as the director of sales for a Hampton Inn in Dayton, Ohio, and three years as the sales and catering manager for a Holiday Inn in Moraine, Ohio.

Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, has appointed Richard Bibee general manager. Bibee has previously held roles at the Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission, the Renaissance Scottsdale Resort and the Marriott International Business Council in Phoenix.

Kosmopolito Hotels International, Hong Kong, has appointed Chui Yue Bond chief financial officer. He previously was regional vice president, finance and strategic planning, of Pricoa Relocation Hong Kong Limited.

Ian McDonald Cameron has been named general manager of Centara Wuku Resort & Spa Bali and Centra Taum Seminyak Bali. Prior, he was general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Spa Boracay, Philippines.

Denys Montes De Oca has been named director of sales at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. He was formerly sales manager, tour and travel, at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The Kessler Collection in Orlando, Florida, has appointed Mark Kessler president. He most recently served as senior vice president of marketing and business relations.

The Leading Hotels of the World, New York City, has appointed Phil Koserowski to the newly created position of vice president interactive marketing. Most recently, he served as a partner and interactive marketing director with Ogilvy & Mather.

Michael Levick has been named director of sales for the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Cleveland/Solon in Solon, Ohio. Levick most recently was sales manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland.

Rodolfo Gonzalez Munguia has been named general manager of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. He most recently was hotel manager of the Grand Class and Ambassador sections at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, has appointed Ken Nakano head chef. Nakano previously was executive sous chef at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia.

Greg Nunez has been appointed general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Nunez most recently was acting general manager of Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico.

George Parillo has been named director of sales for Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo-Airport in Buffalo, New York. Parillo most recently was director of sales overseeing three Buffalo-area hotels.

Diane Petit has been appointed general manager of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida. She most recently served as executive assistant manager at the company’s sister on-site hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

The Oberoi Group, New Delhi, has named Sanjay Rai executive vice president, sales. Prior, Rai was executive director, sales, marketing and customer management, with Max Healthcare.

Sean Raine has been appointed general manager of The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand. He was previously hotel manager at the property.

Dillip Rajakarier has been promoted to chief executive officer at Minor International in Bangkok. He was formerly chief operating officer.

Sea Island, Georgia-based Sea Island Acquisition LLC has named Rick Riess managing director. Riess previously served as chief operating officer and founding partner of Auberge Resorts, and most recently founded restaurant company Southern Brothers LLC.  

Fernando Garcia Rossette has been promoted to managing director of the Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Rivera Nayarit, Mexico, as well as Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta. He most recently was managing director of Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, set to open in January in Bal Harbour, Florida, has appointed Marco Selva general manager. Selva most recently was executive vice president at the Gencom Group.

Bellstar Hotels & Resorts in Calgary, Alberta, has promoted Ralf Strub to president and chief operating officer. Strub previously was vice president of operations.

Raquel Tacher has been named corporate director of sales for Mexico’s Velas Resorts. Tacher formerly was director of sales and marketing for Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, has named Ben Trodd general manager. Trodd comes from Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, which he opened in 2008.

Michael van Emmenes has been named director of food and beverage for Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia. He was most recently assistant director of food and beverage for Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, Florida.

The Kessler Collection in Orlando, Florida, has appointed Laura Kessler Van Til chief operating officer. She most recently was senior vice president of operations.

Absolute Hotel Services, Bangkok, has appointed Sirintorn Varatorn director of sales – South East Asia. Prior, she was director of sales, multi unit – MICE at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa Thailand.

Ed Walls has joined The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, as general manager. Walls most recently was general manager of Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza.

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, Colorado, has named Timothy Wolfe general manager. Wolfe’s previous experience includes positions with Hilton International, Tamarijn/Divi Beach Resorts and Interstate Hotels.