Fairmont Raffles Hotels International appointed Jeff Tisdall as vice president of residential development for Asia Pacific and India.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group promoted K.B. Kachru to chairman of the hotel group in South Asia and appointed Raj Rana to succeed him as CEO.
The global luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group named Gert Kopera its senior vice president of F&B.
All Inclusive Collection promoted Kevin Edmunds to vice president of meetings & incentive sales.
Michael Duggan became general manager of the 77-room Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Bonnie Strome became general manager of the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Keith Barr became chief commercial officer of InterContinental Hotels Group, while Kenneth Macpherson became chief executive for Greater China.
Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of Rezidor Hotel Group (1989-2012) received the Lifetime Award 2013 from Germany’s Travel Industry Club.
Wilhelm Luxem was named managing director of Baur Au Lac Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Lodge at Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland, named Ray Kearney its sales and marketing director.
Nigel Pace became general manager of the NIYAMA Maldives resort.
Sonesta International named Frank Scannicchio its global account director.
The DoubleTree San Juan in Puerto Rico appointed Hector Rosario executive chef of its Café Pierre. Felix Vizcaino became F&B director.
Swisscom Hospitality hired Michael Thomas and Gwen Purtell for its growth program in the Americas. Thomas will oversee system integration and field operations; Purtell is responsible for selected East Coast/mid-Atlantic area.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group named Richard Flores as vice president of branding.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International named its 2013 Americas Region executive committee: Barb Bowden, general manager, Peabody Hotel Orlando; Rob Torres, managing director of travel, Google; Jeff Senior, executive vice president of marketing & sales, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International; Mark Thompson, vice president of marketing, Irving Texas CVB; and David Atkins, principal of Digital DNA Infusion.
The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted Michael Mooney to executive vice president.
Yolanda Bender became sales & marketing director for Hotel Managers Group.
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa named Ethan Holmes as chef de cuisine of its bluEmber, its signature restaurant.
Erik Dombroski became sales & marketing director at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado. Callie Cornell became senior national sales manager.
Colorado’s Westin Westminster hired Alison Genotte as catering sales manager.
Sage Hospitality’s Select Service Division promoted Mike Harrison its regional vice president, based in Denver.
Mohegan Sun (Conn.) promoted Jeff Hamilton to vice president of human resources.
Richard Larkin became general manager of Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Hilton Worldwide appointed Stephane Mercier as general manager of the Conrad Miami.
Armel Santens became general manager of the Hilton Clearwater Beach.
Hugh Robertson joined Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in Deerfield Beach, Fla., as general manager. Michelle Forszt became sales director.
Claudio Bono was named general manager of Aloft Miami Doral.
Turnberry Isle Miami appointed Kevin Rosa its sales & marketing director.
Kurt Englund became general manager of the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Georgia.
Peachtree Hotel Group in Atlanta hired Brent LeBlanc as senior vice president.
Alicia Wiley was named general manager of the Westin Buckhead Atlanta.
James F. Campbell III became general manager at Richmond Hill City Center, a multi-use meeting/event facility on the Georgia coast.
Jeremiah Drummond was promoted to general manager of the Residence Inn Oak Brook, Ill.
ALHI gave Mary Jo Valentine Blythe, president of Masterplan in Chicago, its 2013 Chairman’s Award as IAC Member of the Year.
Tropicana Entertainment named Eric Fiocco, as vice president of marketing and Tina Tartaglio as vice president of corporate human resources.
The Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas named Lori Aparicio and Karen Petty to the national accounts sales team for the Northeast and Midwest, respectively.
Sonesta International Hotels Boston named Lisa McFarland its global account director.
Choice Hotels International promoted Mike Shemer to vice president of business planning and Jay Sigona to vice president of brand operations for all economy, midscale and extended-stay properties.
David Glass became regional director of operations at Chesapeake Hospitality in Maryland.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Merrimack, N.H., named John Rogers its general manager and Sharon Nista as sales director.
Michael O’Shaughnessy became general manager of Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Spa in New Hampshire.
James Marino was named general manager of the Lexington New York City.
Andrew Labetti became general manager of the Omni Berkshire Place in New York City.
Joe Gaeta became general manager of the Benjamin in Midtown Manhattan.
Victoria Plummer was named executive vice president of operations for Extended Stay America.
National Extended Stay America (named Terry Atkins its senior director of marketing communications.
Alan Feuerman became sales & marketing director at the Westin Cleveland Downtown.
Dani Boss became sales director for the Portland, Ore., area. Chris Bebo was promoted to regional general manager for Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel.
The 2012 Hilton Garden Inn brand awards named Joshua Messer, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield, Ore., manager of the year in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada region.
Nicola D’Entremont became general manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Austin South in Texas.
Brian Long was named general manager of the Courtyard Houston Galleria.
The Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Junction, Texas, named Curtis Hansen its general manager.
Michelle Clement became sales & marketing director at the W Dallas Victory Hotel.
The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) named Amy Brown its Northeast regional sales director and Shilpa Bakre its senior communications manager.
Marcus Latner became general manager of the new Lone Star Court Hotel in Austin.
Richard Hemsley became general manager at SpringHill Suites, Salt Lake City Airport.
The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee named Michael Falkenstein as general manager.