Robin Anderson has joined GMI Portal and will report on the European meetings industry.
Langham Hospitality Group named Floria Wun its international director of public relations.
Anton Nikodemus became president and COO of casino marketing, a new position, for MGM Resorts International.
InterContinental Hotels Group named Douglas Martell vice president of operations for the southwest Asia region.
Hilton Worldwide named Timothy Soper its vice president of operations for Japan, Korea and Micronesia; Bruce McKenzie became senior vice president of operations for greater China and Mongolia.
Kieran Donahue became vice president of global brand marketing for DoubleTree by Hilton.
Dennis Blyshak, chief financial officer for Benchmark Hospitality International, retired Aug. 31.
Jenna Lipshut, the Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau’s international incentives coordinator, is spending five months in China for intensive Mandarin language studies.
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) named Joanne Sollom its head of client services and Oliver Philpot its head of bidding and strategic partnerships.
Bernard Lo became general manager of the Grand Dorsett Chendu in southwest China. Other appointments include Edwin Ho as director of finance, Calvin Ma as director of sales and marketing, and Sujith Setty as director of food & beverage opertan
Vella Ramasawmy became general manager of Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi in India.
Rick Segal became vice president of owner relations in Latin America for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Susan Hanlon became vice president of meeting and incentive group sales for Palace Resorts, overseeing resort properties in Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Maya, Mexico, as well as Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun.
Andrew and Lori Hall became general managers of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on the Caribbean Island of Nevis.
Dimitris Manikis became managing director of RCI South Africa.
Melanie Ehlert became director of sales and marketing at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland.
Martin Hohn became executive assistant manager of food & beverage for the Alpina Gstaad in Switzerland.
Tilman Fuchs became director of brand marketing at Zurich-based Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.
InterContinental Hotels Group named Fergus Stewart its regional general manager for Vietnam and Cambodia.
Cliff Brutus became director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands.
Tom Rohlfing joined Associated Luxury Hotels International as director of sales for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Lauren “Larry” Koonin, chief financial officer of Summit Hotel Management, died Aug. 21, 2012.
WCG Hotels, which has 20 properties in 11 states, named Paul Francisco its chief operating officer.
Christopher K. Ivy joined Interstate Hotels & Resorts as executive vice president in charge of development and acquisitions.
The Greater Phoenix CVB named Lynn Whitehead its director of national accounts.
Paula Ramirez became director of catering at the Hilton Anaheim (Calif.).
The Montage Beverly Hills named James Proctor its dining director, Kathryn Carlton its director of group sales and Megan Conlin its national sales manager.
The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., named Craig Tonks its national sales manager.
Karl Kruger became general manager of the Fairmont Newport Beach (Calif.).
Kevin Escoto became director of operations at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar.
Executive chef Luca Rutigliano was named resort manager for CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
Denver-based Sage Hospitality appointed Kevin McKee vice president of finance for its premier and lifestyle division.
Megan Swanton became spa director at Spa of the Rockies at Glenwood Hot Springs (Colo.).
Jeffrey W. Jones, chief financial officer and president of Vail (Colo.) Resorts Inc. for the past nine years, will retire Dec. 31.
Christopher Flagg became director of development for the Waterford (Conn.) Hotel Group.
Scott McAbee became associate director of sales at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Fla.
Sebastian Peralto, Stephano Anamisis and Vanessa Faberlle joined the Orlando Airport Gateway management team, overseeing the Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village Center and the Homewood Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village. Peralto became Hampton Inn general manager, Anamisis became Homewood Suites general manager and Faberlle became marketing director of sales for both properties.
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead promoted Devon Thurmond to social catering manager.
Otto Svensson became general manager of Meliã Hotel Atlanta.
Ryan Harloff became area director of sales for the Candlewood Suites in Aurora/Naperville, Ill.
Sarah Opple became director of group sales at Swissôtel Chicago.
Gina K. McKee became director of sales and marketing at the Ambassador Hotel Wichita in Kansas.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center named Wen Lu its senior event manager.
C.A. Anderson became vice president of development for Cambria Suites, based in Silver Spring, Md.
Jay Lefkowitz became director of hotel operations at Gaithersburg (Md.) Marriott Washingtonian Center.
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., named Jeff Segan its vice president of hotel operations.
Steve Callender became general manager of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City.
The Fayetteville (N.C.) Area Convention & Visitors Bureau named Jesse Newsom its sports marketing director and Bhairavi Bhatt as sales coordinator.
Jim Luttjohann was named executive director of the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau.
John Rosen joined the hotel investment firm RockBridge in Columbus, Ohio, as managing director.
Kevin T. Murnane became general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City.
Lisa D. Green became general manager of the Inn at Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania.
The Driskell in Austin (Texas) named Laura Pettitt director of public relations and marketing communications, and Laura Heathcott director of social media & reputation management.
Hans Rouillard was named executive chef at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va.
Scott McClinton became general manager of the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Virginia.
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