Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:
Jennifer Balch has been appointed national sales manager of La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. Most recently, Balch was a national sales manager at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.
The Boston Harbor Hotel has named Carlos Bueno director of food and beverage. Bueno most recently served as director of food and beverage at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Eric Clark has been promoted to general manager of two new Gemstone resorts while also continuing his role as regional director of Utah and Colorado for Gemstone Hotels & Resorts. Clark will oversee operations of The Sky Lodge in Park City, Utah; Homestead Resort and Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah (where he will assume general manager duties); and The Tivoli Lodge in Vail, Colorado.
Susan Corrigan has been named director of sales at The Inn at Pocono Manor in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. Corrigan previously was sales manager at the property.
Miguel Diaz has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Marenas Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Diaz was most recently director of sales for the Orlando World Center Marriott.
The Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, Rhode Island, has named Sue Gallogly director of sales. Gallogly most recently was administrative coordinator for the Rhode Island Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Brown University in Providence.
Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco has appointed Jim Gross general manager. Gross’ previous positions include general manager for Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar and the Hilton Gaslamp, both in San Diego
Aboud Haboury has been appointed director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus. Haboury previously was director of sales at the property.
Palace Resorts, Miami, has named Kathy Halpern vice president of marketing. Prior, Halpern was vice president of sales and marketing Occidental Hotels & Resorts.
Jolly Beach Resort in Bolans Village, Antigua, has named Vernon Jeffers general manager. Most recently Jeffers was general manager/VP of both the St. James Club & Villas and The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua.
Paul Jensen has been named general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, slated to open this spring. Jensen most recently was regional vice president for Joshi Hotels Group, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Villa Song in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has named Nicolas Josi general manager. Previously Josi has served as general manager of several properties in Vietnam including Mercure Hideaway in Koh Chang, Novotel in Hoi An, La Veranda Resort in Phu Quoc, La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue and Victoria Hotels & Resorts in Sapa.
Gerd Knaust has been appointed general manager of Hilton Shanghai. Prior, Knaust was cluster general manager of Conrad and DoubleTree by Hilton Sanya Haitang Bay.
Sharlene Lloyd has been appointed director of sales of the Courtyard by Marriott in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, slated to open this spring. Most recently, Lloyd was director of sales and marketing for the Residence Inn by Marriott in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii has named Rodger MacDonald director of marketing. MacDonald most recently served as executive director of sales and marketing for Kona Village Resort.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed David McMillan area vice president, Canada, Americas. Most recently, McMillan served as a consultant in the role of director, hotels and tourism development, with Genivar LP.
David Ofiesh has been named general manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Courthouse in Arlington, Virginia. Ofiesh was most recently food and beverage director of the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, has named Kara Owen director of group sales. Prior, Owen was director of sales for the RiverPlace Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, and for the Portland Marriott City Center.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Seattle, has named Luis Pous corporate chef. Pous previously was executive chef at The Dining Room at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in South Florida.
The Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, Rhode Island, has appointed Sean Riccard general manager. Riccard most recently served as general manager of the Hampton Inn Coventry in Rhode Island.
Bart Spoorenberg has been named general manager of Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy, slated to open July 1. Spoorenberg most recently served as general manager of the Hotel Romazzino and hotel manager of Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy.
Kevin Thomson has joined Singapore Marriott Hotel as executive chef. Most recently Thomson was executive chef at Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel.
Paul Toner has been appointed general manager of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina on Oahu, Hawaii. Most recently Toner was senior vice president and chief operating officer for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality.
John Vasatka has been named general manager at The Veranda Resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Vasatka’s previous experience includes positions with five Amanresorts across the globe.
The Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York, has named Rafael Velazquez executive chef. Velazquez was formerly executive chef at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Jasper Verlaan has been appointed director of sales at Magnolia Hotel Denver. Verlaan most recently handled national corporate sales for Sandton Hotels.
Sandor Winkler has been named chief operating officer at Palace Resorts, Miami. Winkler most recently was director of tourism and other services for the company.
Andre Zotoff has been appointed general manager of The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Zotoff previously was general manager of Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.