Tatiana Lotufo became global sales specialist for Associated Luxury Hotels International.
Accor named Carlo Olejniczak senior VP of global sales, Cédric Gobilliard senior VP of sales & distribution in France; and Yves Lacheret senior VP for business development in Europe.
Sean Cummings was named executive chef of the new Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Australia’s Melbourne Convention Bureau named Edward Kwek regional sales director for South Asia and Jessica Chang regional sales director for North Asia.
Allison Fraser became general manager of the Hilton Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa named Marti Trieschmann director of sales & marketing and Sioux Lees spa director.
Carmen Lam became Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ VP of hotel sales & marketing in the Asia Pacific region.
Michelin chef Michele Deleo was appointed executive chef of Rossellini’s restaurant in Palazzo Avino on Italy’s Amalfi coast.
The Marti Istanbul Hotel hired Yelda Taluk Ülker as assistant general manager of sales & marketing.
Todd Davis became chief information officer for Choice Hotels International.
Loews Hotels and Resorts named John Hackett vice president of transient sales.
Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” joined the Omni Hotels & Resorts culinary team as the in-house nutritionist.
Melia Hotels International named Caroline Ball director of group sales for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and Ron Warner to the same position for Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Jeannie DiGrappa became regional sales manager for Kessler Collection’s western properties: Beaver Creek Lodge in Colorado, El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa in Taos, N.M., and Kessler Canyon in De Beque, Colo.
The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz., named Jacqueline McAbee marketing manager.
Mary Jo “MJ” Baird became group sales manager for the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, Calif.
The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego named Marco Menzhausen general manager.
Chef Kory Stewart became F&B director at San Francisco’s Hotel Vitale.
Ed Bucholtz, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, received the 2012 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Pritzker Award of Excellence.
The catering team at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center was named 2012 team of the year for Hyatt hotels.
Destination Hotels & Resorts in Englewood, Colo., appointed Mark Hays senior vice president and CFO.
Robert Sawyer became director of accounts for Gateway Canyons in Colorado.
Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel was inducted into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame for 2013.
Courtney Slipko was named pastry chef at Azurea Restaurant at One Ocean Resort & Spa in North Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Kuoni Destination Management USA in Orlando, Fla., named Fritz Lehman chief sales officer.
Joni Barkley became director of sales and catering for Casa Monica in St. Augustine, Fla.
The Georgia International Convention Center in College Park appointed Mercedes Miller executive director.
Courtney Zotov became corporate revenue manager for Chesapeake Hospitality in Greenbelt, Md.
The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis named Kelly Commerford director of sales & marketing.
Todd Scholl was named sales & marketing director at the new Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
Nathaniel Reid, named a Top 10 Pastry Chef in America (Dessert Professional magazine, June 2012), became executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.
Matthias Layton became F&B director at Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.
The Loews Regency Hotel in New York named Jim McPartlin managing director.
Kelly Steward became general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.
Westin Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Resort & Spa named Tim Freisen general manager, Gail Wargo sales & marketing director, and Jim Barnett director of F&B.
Thomas (Tom) W. Storey became hospitality president at LodgeNet Interactive Corp. in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Gary Nicholson was named sales manager at the Westin Galleria Dallas.
Darren Nicholas became F&B director at Hotel Contessa in San Antonio.