Singapore-based Camilla Chiam became vice president of public relations & communications for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Asia-Pacific region.
Juan Bochenski became executive chef and F&B director at Cap Juluca in Anguilla, British West Indies.
Nicholas Emery became general manager of the Regent Beijing.
Paolo Cazzin became sales & marketing director at the Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy.
Arturo Eduardo Avila Zarraga was named executive chef and F&B director at Viceroy Zihuatanejo in Mexico.
Gianpaolo Bellomunno became corporate sales & marketing director for Velas Resorts’ four properties in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
James Hughes became general manager at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort on Riviera Nayarit in Mexico.
Wilbert Mason became general manager at The Landings St. Lucia.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of marketing and operations for Anse Chasten and Jade Mountain resorts in St. Lucia, was elected president of the Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Association, succeeding Emil Lee, now St. Maarten’s minister of labor, health and social affairs.
Stewart Elder became banqueting & events director at the Fairmont St. Andrews in Scotland.
Nicholas Arnold became executive chef at Caneel Bay Resort on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
New appointments at Best Western Hotels & Resorts include Dorothy Dowling as senior vice president & chief marketing officer; Mark Straszynski as senior vice president & CFO; and Greg Adams as vice president & chief digital officer.
Amber Voelker became regional vice president of sales for Associated Luxury Hotels International’s U.S. West region.
Intercontinental Hotels Group named Michael Torres as vice president of corporate communications for the Americas.
Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel in San Diego named Mike Hensley as general manager
Michael O’Donohue became general manager at the Pendry Hotel San Diego.
Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville, Calif., named Nate Lindsay as executive chef.
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center appointed Stephan Meier as general manager and Bill Hume as sales & marketing director. The property is scheduled to open this spring.
Andrew Arthurs became senior vice president & chief information officer at Denver-based Destination Hotels and Lowe Enterprises.
Jennifer Atkins became managing director at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood, Colo.
Stephen Wittman II became director of outlets for One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Virgin Hotels in Miami named Dan Mathewes as CFO and Thayer Thompson as general counsel & vice president/commercial.
Patrick Morey became F&B director at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami Beach.
Michael Broderick became director of residence at Miami’s Sonesta Coconut Grove.
Kresimir Spajic became senior vice president of online gaming at Orlando-based Hard Rock International.
George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, received the Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.
Troy Bennett became vice president & general manager at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Florida.
Mario DiBenedetto became sales director at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Florida.
Steve Crabill became vice president of business development for Atlanta-based Hotel Equities.
Kemar Durfield was named chef de cuisine at the Four Seasons Resort Lâna‘i in Hawaii. Gloria Ah Sam became spa director.
Ross Guthrie became general manager and Kelly Sujka became sales director at the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Avenue.
LondonHouse Chicago, scheduled to open this spring, named Adam Schomaker as sales & marketing director.
Michael Simon became beverage director at theWit Hotel Chicago.
Vanessa Jackson became general manager at the Residence Inn New Orleans.
Chesapeake Hospitality in Greenbelt, Md., promoted Chris Green to COO.
Brian Findley became hotel manager for the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
Explore St. Louis appointed Shane Randel and Erin Cooper as event coordinators and Leah Heermann as leisure travel sales associate.
MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas appointed James C. Stewart as CEO of MGM Growth Properties LLC and Andy Chief as MGP’s CFO.
Maribeth Grandpre became business development manager at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
The Grand Hyatt New York named Ash Awasthi as general manager.
Kevin Chang became general manager at the Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport Area.
Patricia Johnson became sales director at the Hotel Grand Union in Manhattan, scheduled to open in late spring.
Loews Hotels & Resorts in New York named Oliver Bonke as chief commercial officer.
Victor Freeman became manager of the New York Hilton Midtown.
Steven Kunz became F&B director at the Omni Berkshire Place in Manhattan.
Maxime Kie became executive chef at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, scheduled to open in late spring.
Matt R. Cowden became general manager at the 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, scheduled to open this summer.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., named Monte F. Hansen as managing director.
Sam Kapadia became general manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria.
Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco named Michael Donohue as general manager and Michelle White as sales director. The hotel is scheduled to open this month.
Omni Hotels & Resorts in Dallas appointed Peter Strebel as chief marketing officer & senior vice president of sales, Lesli Reynolds as senior vice president of revenue and Mark Wykes as vice president of hotel sales & marketing.
Nathalie Corredor joined Hilton Worldwide in McLean, Va., as senior vice president of corporate strategy.
— Compiled by Janet Roberts