Marriott International named Tim Sheldon as president of its Caribbean & Latin America region.
Pieter Swart, managing director of the Conference Consultancy South Africa, won PCMA’s 2015 Global Executive of the Year Award.
Thomas Parke became general manager of the Pink Sands Resort on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.
David Morgan-Hewitt, managing director of The Goring in London, was named top general manager of the year worldwide at the 2015 Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence.
Markus Nufer became executive chef at Castaway Island in Figi.
Peter Antinoph became general manager at the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Elsa Sammartano became sales & marketing director.
Rick Gonzalez became executive chef at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles. The property opens later this year.
The Regent Taipei in Taiwan named Michael B. Gaehler its general manager.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group named Roger Chacko its chief branding & marketing officer, and Greg Burgett its vice president of development in the Midwest.
Alexis Panetta, a student at Johnson & Wales, won the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship awarded by Benchmark Hospitality International.
HelmsBriscoe, which does meetings procurement and independent site selection, named Amy Clark as managing director of its Southeast team.
Winners of Interstate Hotels & Resorts 2014 Performance Awards are Michael Czarcinski, general manager of the year (full service), the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles; Mark Luther, general manager of the year (Crossroads properties), Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria; Juan Webster, Thomas F. Hewitt Leadership Award, (full service), Courtyard New York JFK Airport; and Lauri Sinclair, Hewitt Leadership Award (Crossroads), Residence Inn Cleveland/Mentor.
Eric Gavin became chief sales & marketing officer at Salamander Hotels & Resorts.
Dominie Lenz became general manager of Furnace Creek Resort in California’s Death Valley National Park.
Matt Marquis became CEO of Pacifica Hotels, based in Irvine, Calif.
Dan Kaplan became general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.
Loews Regency San Francisco named Austin Phillips its sales & marketing director and Amol Agarwal its executive chef/F&B director.
Carmen Cruz became general manager of Hotel Zephyr Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Alison J. McDermott became marketing director at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dennis Hernandez became sales & marketing director at the newly renovated Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Azurea and One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., promoted James Victorino to pastry chef.
Amaury Piedra became managing director at the newly renovated Hawks Cay on Duck Key in the middle Florida Keys. The property has 177 guest rooms, 225 two- and three-bedroom villas, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space (capacity: 600).
Bill Wright became president of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Leslie Weil became general manager of the Aloft South Beach in Miami.
Joie de Vivre hired Caroline Dyal as general manager of The Hall, a boutique hotel opening this summer in Miami. Jimmy Blakeslee became sales & marketing director.
John Bevan became COO of Spafinder Wellness, based in Miami.
Chatham Lodging in Palm Beach, Fla., promoted Dennis M. Craven to executive vice president and COO. Jeremy Wegner joined the company as CFO.
John L. Parkinson became general manager of Hilton West Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla.
Lacey Cameron, trade-show sales specialist at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been chosen for the Destination Marketing Association International’s 30 under 30 program.
Dan Nolan III, CEO and managing partner of Tents Unlimited in Atlanta, received the 2015 Bob Blaesing, CESP, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta-based Allie Awards, which celebrate excellence in event design, planning and production.
Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., named William Doyle III as president and CEO.
Ben Beaudoin was promoted to vice president and managing director of Destination Resorts Hawaii in Maui.
The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine, named Josh Berry its executive chef.
Susan Madsen became general manager of The Cornhusker in Lincoln, Neb.
The Beekman, a new hotel opening in a historic Lower Manhattan landmark, named Robert Andrews its managing director and Allison Ante its sales & marketing director.
Kristin Hankin became sales & marketing director at the Omni Berkshire Place in Midtown Manhattan.
Kerstin Pace became sales & marketing director at the Westin New York Grand Central.
Howard M. Lorber became chairman of New York-based Morgans Hotel Group.
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Donna L. Quadri-Felitti as director.
Richard Beichner became executive chef at Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania
Victorio Gonzalez became resort manager of the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Afsi Benham-Bird became director of rooms.
Eric Gavin became chief sales & marketing officer at Salamander Hotels & Resorts, based in Middleburg, Va.
Owen Leinbach became general manager at the Courtyard Seattle Southcenter in Tukwila, Wash.