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Hyatt announces organizational changes: new COO, Group President-Americas, head of Franchising

Global | 23 Jul, 2014

The changes include the integration of the global operations structure, the formation of an integrated team to lead the Company’s select service business and the creation of a new global franchising strategy function.

Hilton brings Columbia, S.C. its first dual-branded property

United States | 23 Jul, 2014

The historic Clarion Hotel Downtown is to be converted to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and a 100-3oom Home2 Suites property that will share some amenities and services, while still maintaining each brand's individuality.

New Comms Director for International Convention Centre Sydney

Australia | 23 Jul, 2014

AEG Ogden's appointment of Samantha Taranto as the International Convention Centre Sydney Communications Director bolsters ICC Sydney team as it fields business interest from around the world.

Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra opens in Australian capital

Australia | 22 Jul, 2014

The building has played a significant role in Canberra’s pioneering origins. The former the Diamant Hotel is an 80 room boutique hotel with the renowned onsite Bicicletta Italian restaurant.

DoubleTree by Hilton opens new property in San Francisco's East Bay

United States | 22 Jul, 2014

The 292-room hotel, formerly a Hilton Hotels & Resorts-branded property, is located in the Tri-Valley area within the East Bay region of greater San Francisco.

Hard Rock International announces new beachfront hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Mexico | 22 Jul, 2014

The 600-room property, to be completed in 2016, marks the brand’s fourth Mexican destination.

Chef Marco Alban new Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Egypt | 22 Jul, 2014

In 2000, he had his first stint with Four Seasons joining as Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Ritz in Lisbon. Thereafter he had several Executive Chef appointments within Europe, South America and Russia.

Simon Bell new GM at Singapore Marriott Hotel

Singapore | 22 Jul, 2014

Working up through the leadership ranks in operations, finance, revenue management, and Sales & Marketing, Simon was promoted to his first GM role at the Courtyard Seoul in 2009, where he successfully opened the first Courtyard in South Korea.

Graham Grant new General Manager of Soneva Kiri

Thailand | 22 Jul, 2014

Graham's preceding post was GM at one of India's legends of luxury, The Leela Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan, where he focused not only on operations and customer satisfaction but also on growth strategies.

Marshall Orton new Director of Food and Beverage at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Thailand | 22 Jul, 2014

Orton has worked in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years and joins a crew that includes Michel Bourdin-trained Executive Chef Spencer Kells and Executive Sous Chef Jeremy Tourret.