Stuart Leven has been announced as the new managing director of Royal Caribbean International. Leven has held senior roles in businesses such as InterContinental Hotels Group, Thistle and Guoman Hotels, Choice Hotels Europe and KLM.He will work with Jo Rzymowska, who will lead the UK and Ireland Celebrity Cruises business.Both roles are new, and follow the announcement that the UK and Ireland office of RCL Cruises Ltd is creating three dedicated businesses for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises ‘in response to the significant market growth achieved'.Also, as part of the new structure of RCL Cruises Ltd in the UK and Ireland, Dominic Paul has been promoted to vice president, international, reporting directly to Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive, Adam Goldstein. Source: e-tid
Charles Reece Appointed GM of Bonaventure Resort & Spa. Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Charles (Chas) Reece general manager of Bonaventure Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort® located in Fort Lauderdale. Greg Champion, executive vice president & COO for Benchmark Hospitality, made the announcement. This appointment represents the second leadership position Charles Reece has held since he joined the Benchmark Hospitality organization in 2008. He was previously general manager of the company's Eaglewood Resort & Spa, located near Chicago. Prior to joining Benchmark, Mr. Reece served as vice president hotel operations at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. He has extensive experience working with and bringing value to luxury hotels and gaming properties, and has held senior positions with the Hilton Harrisburg, the Hershey Philadelphia Hotel, the Vista International Hotels in Kansas City and New York, as well as Resorts Atlantic City and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. He began his career at the legendary Waldorf=Astoria in Manhattan. Pressrelease.