David Udell became group president of Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s Asia-Pacific region.
Matthew Tripolone now leads development in Australasia for Intercontinental Hotels Group.
Minor Hotel Group named James A. Kaplan its senior vice president of development.
Brett Armitage, senior vice president of international sales & marketing at Kerzner International Holdings, is now responsible for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas as well.
Sue Hocking has retired as venue, sales & marketing general manager at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Martin Winter, CEO of Gold Coast Tourism in Australia, has won an IMEX Academy Award.
The Dorsett Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong named Carlos Wong its sales & marketing director.
The Global Business Travel Association named Maggie Wu its operations manager in China.
Jackie Boughton now leads the sales team at London’s Barbican events and conference venue.
Meliá Hotels International named Juan Asin as general manager of the ME London.
Paolo Rovoletto became general manager at the Royal Isabela resort and golf club in northwest Puerto Rico.
Frances Archilla became F&B director at El San Juan Resort & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Ana Parga became its executive chef.
Bernard Sarme became general manager at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Scarborough, Tobago.
Balendra Nagesvaran became vice president of hotel operations for Sofitel Luxury Hotels North America.
Charlie Muller became vice president of acquisitions & development for Omni Hotels & Resorts.
Marco Giberti of Reed Exhibitions has joined DoubleDutch’s board of directors.
Windsor Management Services in Santa Monica, Calif., appointed Paul Francisco as COO; Gina Estey as vice president of revenue growth services & training; Ron Taylor, sales vice president; Herman Turk, operations vice president; Monica Bonifazi, corporate director of revenue management; Jose Benavides, corporate facilities director; and Beth Francisco, corporate analyst.
Todd Orlich became general manager of the Montage Beverly Hills, Calif.
Brian Johnson became managing director at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego.
Robert Megargle became operations director at the W San Francisco.
Richfield Hospitality in Denver named Alan Baer its CFO.
Mary O’Donnell became general manager at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Fla.
Sam Pollack became sales manager at the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Fla.) named Gino Caliendo its general manager.
Adam Hayes became executive chef at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Ga.
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau named Melissa Legaux its national sales manager. She’s responsible for booking meetings that require 251 to 1,200 hotel rooms on peak.
The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead named Darryl Canon its sales & marketing director, and Ashley Hartert its catering director.
PCMA named Phelps R. Hope, CMP, vice president of meetings & expositions at Kellen Meetings in Atlanta, its global executive of the year.
Timothy Gustie became outlet operations director at the MODERN in Honolulu.
The Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast named Erika Costa its in-market director of national accounts for the northwestern United States, western Canada and Alaska.
Jodi Sandlin became general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Louisville, Ky.
Donald E. Cook became general manager at the Hilton Shreveport in Louisiana.
Andrew White became general manager at the Residence Inn, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cassandra Fameree was promoted to account coordinator for metroConnections’ Attend-eSource Services team in Minneapolis.
Michael A. Leven, president and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will retire at the end of 2014. He will continue on the Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. boards of directors.
The Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan appointed Leland Lewis its general manager.
Paul Ruiz became vice president and chief accounting officer at Summit Hotel Properties in Austin, Texas.
Kevin Detz became senior vice president and corporate controller at Aimbridge Hospitality in Dallas.
Steven Bilby became sales & marketing director at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio.
Oscar Bonelli became executive pastry chef at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts in Milwaukee named Ted Lorenzi its engineering & sustainability vice president.
MetWest Terra Hospitality in Wilson, Wyo., named Todd Iacono its regional vice president of operations.