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Philippe Bourguignon will become Vice Chairman of Revolution Resorts , a new division of Steve Case's Revolution to be launched in January. Bourguignon was formerly the Chairman of Aegis Media France and previously the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Davos-based World Economic Forum . He also served as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Club Med and Chief Executive Officer of EuroDisney .
Ty Warner has announced the appointment of Luis Fernandes to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts . Fernandes was previously the Managing Director of Las Ventanas al Paraiso , a Rosewood -managed property in the Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts collection. Fernandes, prior to being transferred to Las Ventanas by Rosewood, also served the company as the General Manager of the Dharmawangsa in Jakarta.
Perry Sorenson is retiring after fifteen years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts . Barry Wallace , currently Senior Vice President of Operations, is being promoted to Executive Vice President of Hospitality Services for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts taking over much of Sorenson's responsibilities.
Olivier Bottois has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Grand Lodge Resorts , the owners/operators of Lake Placid's White Face Lodge . Most recently, Bottois was the Managing Director of Oheka Castle . He previously was the General Manager of the Lake Placid Lodge after spending ten years with Four Seasons in various positions.
Patrick O'Neil becomes Senior Vice President of Operations at NYLO Hotels . He was the Director of Operations for Sheraton Hotels of New York . Earlier in his career, O'Neil served as the Manager of Operations Support for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Europe .
Michael Linczyc has joined the Morgans Hotel Group as Senior Vice President, Development. He recently was an independent consultant for BR Guest and Westminster Hospitality . Prior to that he was the Project Director for W Hotels .
Harrah's has named John Payne Regional President of its Atlantic City region, overseeing operations of Harrah's , Showboat, Caesar's and Bally's . He was most recently Harrah's Regional President in the Gulf Coast region.
Michael Sullivan has joined Starhotels International as Vice President. Sullivan was most recently with Sunstone Hotel Investors as the Vice President Asset Management.
Hilton Hotels has appointed Alexander Mirza to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. He was most recently a senior executive in the travel and transportation practice at Accenture and previously head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide .
HEI Hospitality has named Russell Urban Senior Vice President Development. Urban, a Cornell graduate, was most recently a principal of Island Resort Collection and a former principal and the Executive Director of Hotel Partners and the Senior Vice President of LCP Hotels .
Mel Kaneshige , currently Senior Vice President is being promoted to Executive Vice President for Real Estate and Development for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts .
Jon McGaunn has left Ritz-Carlton after nine years to become President and Chief Operating Officer of Petters Hospitality & Entertainment Group . McGaunn was most recently at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach as the Executive Assistant Manager of Rooms. Prior to that, he was at the Ritz-Carlton Boston as the Area Director of Rooms.
Herbert Spiegel has moved as Vice President of Gencom Rancho , the ownership group for the Lodge at Rancho Mirage where he was previously the General Manager. Regula Wipf replaces Spiegel at the hotel as General Manager. A Cornell graduate, she originally joined Rockresorts as the Director of Operations at the Lodge at Rancho Mirage. Wipf also served as General Manager of the King Pacific Lodge in Canada.
has been appointed General Manager of the Conrad Chicago
. O'Callaghan was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Peninsula Chicago
. He also served as Director of Food and Beverage at the St. Regis New York
, the New York Palace
, the Beverly Hilton
, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
and the former Westwood Marquis
. The Conrad Chicago is the former Le Méridien Chicago
, slated for major upgrades and renovations.
has transferred as General Manager to the Four Seasons Mexico City
replacing Thomas Lind
who has moved to the Four Seasons Riyadh
. Hoogewijs originally joined Four Seasons as the Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Bangkok
following seven years with Hyatt International
in Dubai, Tokyo, Osaka and Surabaya.
has been named General Manager of the Hilton Boston Back Bay
. A twenty-six-year Hilton
veteran, he was most recently on a five-month temporary assignment as the General Manager of the Doubletree Plymouth Meeting
. Prior to that, he had served since 1999 as the General Manager of the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
has rejoined Noble House Hotels & Resorts
as General Manager of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
. Champion most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tiburon Hospitality
He had been the Executive Vice President for Noble House and served as the Managing Director of the Adolphus
Marcel Pitton has joined Denver's Brown Palace as General Manager, taking over from Armel Santens . Pitton comes from Casa Monica in Florida and was previously the Residence Manager for Rosewood in Dallas.
Cornell graduate Joseph Violi has been appointed General Manager at Carmel Valley Ranch . Violi was most recently the General Manager at the Orrington outside of Chicago and held the top job at the Swissôtel Chicago and the Cliffs in Shell Beach following eight years with Ritz-Carlton .
Marcie Lieberman was promoted by Rosewood to the Inn of the Anasazi as Managing Director. Lieberman was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Carlyle in New York after joining Rosewood in 2002 as the Director of Rooms at Carenage Bay Resort .
has been named Hotel Manager for the Langham Boston
. She joins
from Wyndham International
, where she worked for twelve years in a variety of locations. Most recently, she served as the Hotel Manager at the Wyndham Boston
Albert Smith has been named Hotel Manager at the Viceroy Santa Monica . Smith was formerly the Hotel Manager at Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, also a Kor Hotel .
George Munz has moved into operations as Executive Assistant Manager–Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel . Munz was previously the Director of Sales and Marketing at the hotel, a position he also held at the Ritz-Carlton Mauna Lani (now the Fairmont Orchid ).
has been appointed Assistant General Manager - Rooms Executive at the soon to open Dolphin Bay Hotel and Residences
. Navarro was most recently the Assistant General Manager at the Florida Mall Hotel
in Orlando. He also served in Operations Management at the Mansion at MGM Grand
in Las Vegas.
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