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People on the move, week of June 20, 2011

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Florida’s Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort has named Marti Alexander as area director of sales and marketing, responsible for overseeing the group sales and marketing efforts for the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort and the Orlando Vista Hotel. She previously was director of sales and marketing for Star Plaza, a White Lodging Services Inc. property.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has appointed Paul Arnold vice president of development of Rosewood’s Global Development Team for the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Arnold most recently worked for Ernst & Young.

Philip Barnes has been appointed vice president and general manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver. Barnes previously was regional vice president, U.A.E., and general manager, Fairmont Dubai.

Erin Bertollini has been appointed general manager of the Marriott at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Bertollini most recently was director of operations at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana.

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, has named Cynthia Boyett director of business development. Boyett was most recently with Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, where she held the position of director of sales and marketing.

Geoff Carkner has been appointed executive chef at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. Carkner most recently was executive sous chef at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited has appointed Richard Cooke general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, due to open next summer, with simultaneous oversight of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Cooke previously was general manager at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Peter Daledda has been named executive chef at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Daledda most recently served as executive sous chef at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has promoted Kent Duncan to vice president, sales and revenue strategy. Duncan previously served as corporate director, revenue strategy. 

Magdi Gamil has been named director, sales and marketing, at Fairmont Nile City, Cairo. Gamil was director of sales at the hotel.

Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa in the Walt Disney World Resort at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida, has appointed Steve Garner director of sales. Garner most recently served as director of sales for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and Westin Chicago River North.

Shore Hotel, scheduled to open later this summer in Santa Monica, California, has appointed Darrell Jones general manager. Jones was most recently owner, developer and consultant of Cornerstone Hotel Group.

Shelley Kemp has been promoted to general manager of the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Kemp had been assistant general manager at the property.

Aston Hotels & Resorts in Honolulu has named Harry Kerr Jr. to the post of revenue manager. Kerr was most recently director of revenue management for Turtle Bay Resort.

Timothy Lamb has been named vice president of finance at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Lamb previously served as vice president of finance for the Boca Raton Resort and Club – a Waldorf-Astoria Resort.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco has named David Lewin general manager, starting July 5. Lewin most recently served as general manager of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa in Honolulu.

Florida’s Hilton Orlando has hired Bill McKay as director of sales. McKay most recently worked for the Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau in Georgia.

Hilton Worldwide has appointed Allen Paty general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver and Red Lion Denver. Most recently, Paty served as general manager of Hilton Colorado Springs.

The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, has appointed Joanne Perschbacher director, sales and marketing. Perschbacher’s most recent role was as director, sales and marketing, at a resort and spa in Whistler.

The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles has appointed Scott Robbins director of sales. Robbins’ previous management experience includes serving as national and corporate sales manager for Renaissance, Westin and Biltmore properties.

California’s Island Hotel Newport Beach has named Kevin Sanford director of sales and marketing. Sanford was most recently national sales director for the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam has named Carl Sladen director of sales and marketing. Sladen most recently served as director of sales for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ property in Sydney, Australia.

Christopher James Stephens has been named executive chef at Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Managed Hotel in Saudi Arabia. He joins Fairmont from a luxury hotel in India.

Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts has appointed Kathy Van Vechten vice president of sales and marketing for the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa in Carlsbard, California, scheduled to open in 2012. She will also oversee the VP of sales and marketing for sister property Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad. Van Vechten comes from Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Ian Wilson has been named regional vice president, Asia Pacific, for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Wilson was most recently general manager at Fairmont Singapore.

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