People on the move: JW Marriott, Nobu London, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, W Miami, Timbers Kauaʻi, Jadranka Turizam


Fontainebleau Development, the owner of the JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa, has named hospitality industry veteran Shane Allor as the resort’s new general manager. Allor, who previously served as the property’s director of sales and marketing from 2017 to 2020 and oversaw its transition from Turnberry Isle Miami to a JW Marriott, will now lead operations across all departments, including sales, marketing and revenue management.

“I have enjoyed and embraced every step of my career journey, and this property holds a very special place in my heart,” says Mr. Allor. “JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa is a spectacular destination, and I am extremely proud to return as general manager. “Looking ahead, I hope to build on the resort’s foundation of success and foster a culture of excellence that leaves every guest delighted and every team member feeling valued and empowered.”

Allor brings an extensive understanding of the Marriott brand to his new role, having held several positions with the company throughout his 35-year career. He formerly worked as vice president and general manager for JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, director of sales and marketing for JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa and director of sales for JW Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Marriott Resort and Spa. Most recently, he was the general manager of the Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort.

From left to right: Martin van Kan (Jadranka Turizam), Ales Potocnik (Nobu London), Gonzalo Maggi Bescos (W Miami) and Shane Allor (JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa).

One of London’s famous Japanese restaurants, Nobu Old Park Lane, has announced the promotion of Ales Potocnik to general manager. Potocnik will now lead all operational aspects of the business, including business performance, development, staff training, reservations and events. He joined the Nobu team in 2007 as a commis waiter after building a diverse career in hospitality in his home country of Slovenia, alongside time in the USA and running restaurants on board Royal Caribbean Cruises. 

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, located on Casino Square in the heart of Monaco, has appointed Olivier Thomas as general manager. With over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Thomas joins the Société des Bains de Mer team from Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, where he held the position since 2018. Before this, Thomas also served at the company’s properties in Prague and Casablanca. Other career highlights include eight years at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Group and positions at Savoy Hotel in London and the Plaza Athénée in New York.

W Miami has appointed Gonzalo Maggi Bescos as general manager. Maggi Bescos brings over 20 years of experience, having held leadership positions in the luxury hotel industry across several continents, companies and Marriott International brands. He joins W Miami from Aloft Madrid Gran Via and has also worked for reputable hospitality brands, including Le Méridien, Marriott Vacation Club, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotels.

Timbers Kauaʻi at Hōkūala has appointed Chris Gampon as its new general manager. Gampon’s extensive career in property management spans over 30 years; previously, he held various general manager positions at Kona Bali Kai, Banyan Harbor Resort, The Point at Poʻipu, Kiahuna Plantation Resort and Aston Hotels, Kauaʻi properties.


Jadranka Turizam, the Croatian hospitality company operating brands Lošinj Hotels & Villas and Camping Cres & Lošinj, has appointed Martin van Kan as the CEO and Zoran Pejovic as the chief transformation officer.

Martin van Kan brings over three decades of experience in the global hospitality industry, having held various leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. His most recent role was as Area General Manager United Kingdom for IHG, directing 10 managed IHG hotels and being a member of the UK&I Leadership Team.

Pejovic, a hospitality development and operations executive with over twenty years of international experience, has driven numerous luxury projects from conceptualization to communications and global recognition. His work includes the innovative Maslina Resort on Hvar Island and the ultra-luxurious Villa Nai 3.3 on Dugi Otok Island. among others.