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Larry Shupnick has been named Senior Vice President, Development and Acquisitions at Interstate Hotels and Resorts . A well-known veteran of large-scale acquisitions, he previously served as Senior Vice President, Development and Acquisitions, for MeriStar . Shupnick first joined Interstate in 1990, when he merged his company, Laral Hotels , with CapStar , now part of Interstate. At CapStar, Shupnick attempted to develop a national chain of premium restaurants with Chef Michel Richard .
Sunstone Hotel Investors has promoted William Wagner to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He joined Sunstone in July 2004 as Vice President of Accounting and was previously the Vice President of Accounting for the Trizetto Group and spent eight years as an auditor with Ernst & Young .
John Vanderslice has joined Miraval, Life in Balance as Chief Executive Officer. He was most recently the President of Club Med 's Americas region. At ClubMed, Vanderslice was reporting to Philippe Bourguignon , now the Vice Chairman of Revolution Resorts , of which Miraval is a part.
David Rodriguez has been appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Marriott International succeeding Brendan Keegan who is retiring from the company. Since 2003, Rodriguez held the position of Executive Vice President - Lodging Human Resources after joining the company as Senior Vice President, Staffing & Development in 1998.
Auberge Resorts has promoted Severino Gomez to the position of Regional Vice President for new development outside the United States. He will concurrently continue to serve as General Manager at Esperanza . Prior to joining Auberge Resorts, Gomez served as General Manager of the Paradise Village Golf, Marina and Spa in Puerto Vallarta.
Chris Van der Baars has been promoted by Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Vice President, Development for the company's Condo-Hotels division. He joined Interstate in 2000 as Manager of the Doubletree Westshore in Tampa and was then promoted to General Manager of the South Seas Resort in Captiva, Florida. Van Der Baars also briefly ran his own Executive Search Firm.
Cornell graduate Michael Rawson has been named General Manager of the Hotel Sorrento in Seattle as well as Chief Operating Officer of the Sequoia Syndicate , a Seattle investment and asset management company. Since 1998, he had been with Hotels AB as Senior Vice President of Operations.
Bryan Austin has been appointed President of Resort Operations for the Wingfield Nevada Group . He toiled six years with Ritz-Carlton , most recently as an Executive Assistant in charge of Food and Beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn , after serving as Acting General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland and Executive Assistant Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel . Austin also spent ten years with Four Seasons Resorts in Hawaii, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Jens Grafe has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort . From 1994 to 2003 he was the General Manager of Turnberry Isle and previously the President of Rafael Hotels .
Boutique hotelier Tim Thuell will be joining The Chanler in Newport, as General Manager early August. Currently the General Manager of Meadowood , Thuell also spent seven years at the helm of the exclusive Point at Saranac Lake, following stints in some of Bermuda and the Caribbean's top small resorts. At the Chanler, he takes over from Jeff David , now the Resort Manager at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod.
Native Barbadian Andrew Zephirin was named General Manager of the Crane Resort and Residences , in St. Philip. He previously spent seven years with Ritz-Carlton , most recently as General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey .
Taking over for Andrew Zephirin
at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey
is Robert Thomas
, who transfers form the almost-adjacent Marriott Marina Del Rey
Jim Samuels has been appointed General Manager at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott , taking over for Jeroen Gerrese who had run the hotel since 2001. Samuels was most recently the Vice President of Operations for Dallas-based Headington Hotels . He also toiled at the Shore Club in Miami and the Mansion on Turtle Creek as Hotel Manager.
has become a partner with Regent Hospitality Services
in Stockton. He had been with Interstate Hotels and Resorts
since 1998 at the Moscow Marriott Royal Hotel
and, most recently, as General Manager of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott
James Edward Douglas has been named General Manager of the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside and the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre replacing Tim Morrison who will now be working for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Douglas was most recently the General Manager of the Coast Inn of the North in Northern British Columbia.
Richard Jardin has joined L'Auberge Carmel as General Manager. He was most recently the General Manager at the Inn at Dos Brisas in Texas. Jardin also served as the Food and Beverage Manager at Twin Farms and at the Willcox .
Brooks Bradbury has been named General Manager at Riverbend in Kohler, Wisconsin. For the past three years he has been at the Quinnipiack Club in Connecticut.
Rodolfo Roth has joined Mexico City's Hotel Marquis Reforma as General Manager. He was previously the General Manager at the Hotel Melia and the Camino Real .
At Miami's Setai , Hansjoerg Meier takes over from MS Puri as General Manager. Puri continues as Vice President for GHM Hotels . As for Meier, he transfers from the Legian Bali , where he was the General Manager. He originally joined GHM at the Datai in Langkawi.
Ben Trodd is transferring to the Four Seasons Los Angeles as Hotel Manager from the same position at the Four Seasons Palo Alto . He was previously at the Four Seasons Hampshire and the Four Seasons Dublin in various positions. He replaces Rainer Stampfer who leaves to be the opening General Manager at the Four Seasons Koh Samui in Thailand, slated for opening January 2007.
has been appointed Food and Beverage Director at Discovery at Marigot Bay
in St. Lucia, scheduled to open in September. He was previously at the Royal Monceau
in Paris and had previously done some openings for Alain Ducasse
at the Byblos
in Courchevel and in Switzerland.
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