Philip Bolson became operations director at Splendid Hospitality Group.
Hard Rock International named Leong Wy Joon as senior vice president of hotel development in Asia and India.
INTEREL named Petvin Fernandes as senior vice president in charge of sales and business development in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean region.
Lynell Peck became director of culinary services at the International Convention Center Sydney. Tony Panetta became executive chef.
Juan C. Romero became group sales manager at the Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas.
Qian Jin became president of Beijing-based Wanda Hotels & Resorts.
The InterContinental London — The O2, scheduled to open this winter, named Carl Chapman as its F&B director.
Sean Mosher became resort manager of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Indonesia.
The Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta in Indonesia named Dean Rossilli as general manager.
Philippe Arnaud became general manager of the new Sanctum Inle Resort in Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma).
Milton Segarra became president and CEO of Meet Puerto Rico.
Amy Clark joined HelmsBriscoe as managing director of the Southeast team.
The Professional Convention Management Association hired Susan Katz as senior vice president of operations, a new position.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants added Chris Port and Tom Riley as vice presidents of development.
Courtney Granger joined Worldhotels as director of hotel development in the United States and Canada.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide named Alison Taylor as senior vice president of sales, in charge of business-to-business sales strategy and more than 5,000 sales associates.
Atlanta-based Hotel Equities promoted Kathy Taudte to corporate controller.
Wyndham Hotel Group named Noah Brodsky as senior vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement.
Tom Michalisko and Heather Trent became directors of national sales accounts at Visit Phoenix. Rich Cerino was hired as convention services manager.
Rick Petrie became F&B director at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch [Ariz.] named Rick Dupere as executive chef, Bernard Philippe as F&B director and Kimiko Berten as director of restaurants & bars.
Laura Tuerck became spa director at Montage Laguna Beach in California.
Mark Becker became area vice president and general manager at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
MacKenzie MacDonald became activities director at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.
Michael Poompan became executive chef at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in California.
David Fuñe became executive chef at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
Pendry San Diego welcomed Bob Frear as sales & marketing director.
William Loughran joined Evolution Hospitality in San Clemente, Calif., as senior vice president of operations.
Amelia Anastacio became general manager at the San Jose-Silicon Valley [Calif.] Holiday Inn.
Engage Hospitality in San Franciso named David Chin as president and CEO.
Diana Bright became national accounts director at the Santa Barbara [Calif.] Beach & Golf Resort.
Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara [Calif.] named Vincent Lesage as executive chef
Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., named Joe Velasquez as general manager.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco appointed Paul Devitt as area vice president and general manager.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain [Colo.] promoted Kristen Pryor to general manager.
Dustin Kovats became general manager at the Boulder [Colo.] Marriott.
One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., named Jeanne Bothwell as sales & marketing director.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Florida welcomed Tim Duque as executive chef.
Jason Kern became general manager at the Shores Resort & Spa, a AAA Four-Diamond property in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Christine Legris joined the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale [Fla.] Beach Hotel as group sales manager overseeing the association and Florida corporate markets.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo [Fla.] named Elizabeth Diaz as catering director and Alyssa Logan as senior sales manager
Jennifer McDonough became corporate F&B director at the Palms Hotel & Spa and Circa 39 Hotel, sister properties in Miami. Circa 39 welcomed Bryant Soriano as hotel manager.
Visit Orlando hired Barbara Herod, CMP, as national accounts director.
Alex Rodriguez became executive chef at the Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Justin Page became director of sales at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, responsible for meetings that require 10 to 100 rooms on peak and conventions that require 101 to 1,200 rooms on peak.
Bill Spicer was named sales & marketing director at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, soon to be dual-branded with a Staybridge Suites.
Lloyd Van Horn became general manager at the Partridge Inn in Augusta, Ga.
The Hilton Waikoloa Village named Tim Owens as director of property operations and Matthew Lane as director of front office operations.
Jamie Hopwood was promoted to general manager of the Hyatt Place Bloomington, Ill.
Jermaine Anderson became hotel manager for the LondonHouse Chicago, set to open this spring.
The Residence Inn Chicago Naperville/Warrenville promoted Meagan Prazeres to general manager.
Elizabeth Vita-Finzi became hotel manager at the Trump Hotel & Tower Chicago.
Claire Wroblewski became general manager at SpringHill Suites in Schaumburg, Ill.
The Hilton Garden Inn Mettewa in Lake Forest, Ill., named Lou Demarchi as general manager.
Mark Kirsch became general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown [Ky.]
Marshall Thompson became group sales director at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Will Webre became sales manager.
The Marquette, a Hilton hotel in Minneapolis, welcomed Sally Ableitner as sales & marketing director.
Marcus G. Glover became general manager at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss.
Brendon Wagner became director of event management at the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission. Leah Spinks became event coordinator.
Kirk Kerkorian, 98, founder of MGM Resorts International, died June 23 in Las Vegas.
The Brooklyn, a Hotel, named Melinda Park as general manager.
The William Vale hotel in Brooklyn, opening in early 2016, named Mark Speranza as general manager.
The Andaz 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan named April Renee Storms as sales director.
Parvaneh Miller joined Andaz Wall Street in New York City as sales & marketing director.
Graham Fontes became executive chef at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in South Carolina
The Courtyard Austin North/Palmer Lane [Texas] named Brian Long as general manager.
Nicki D’Entremont became general manager of the Courtyard Austin Northwest/Arboretum in Texas.
Omni Barton Creek & Spa, near Austin, Texas, named Zan Miller as director of revenue management and Greg Schneider as sales manager of the Midwestern market.
Lance Taylor became general manager at SpringHill Suites Austin South.
Benchmark Hospitality International named Kelly Gregg as director of recruiting, based in the headquarters near Houston.
Jay R. Campbell became general manager at the Hilton Houston Post Oaks near the Houston Galleria.
Hotel Contessa in San Antonio welcomed Troy Matthews as general manager.
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa promoted Scott Siebert to resort manager and Ryan Littman to F&B director.
IMN Solutions, an association, meeting and event management company in Arlington, Va., hired Christina Dean as association services coordinator.