Premier Inn appointed V.V. Giri as regional director of operations for South Asia.
Steven Daines became COO of Accor’s HotelServices in the United Kingdom, Benelux, Switzerland and Russia; Laurent Pincheral became CEO in Germany, Poland and Central Europe; and John Ozinga became COO of the company’s HotelInvest division.
Gerard J. Inzerillo was named CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.
Outrigger Enterprises Group named Jordan Joanou its director of revenue and pricing for Hawaii and Guam.
Reinhold Johann became general manager of Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites in Tianjin, China.
Nigel Lucas became franchise development director for Choice Hotels in Ontario, Canada.
Jacqueline Albert Pensyl became sales director for the Silka Cheras Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Twenty Four Seven Hotels appointed Maurene Cullins its sales director for Southern California; Vernita Crews its sales director for Northern California and Idaho; Susan Sullivan its Arizona sales director; Staci Marshall its corporate revenue analyst; and Beth Shelton its corporate revenue manager.
Michael Palmeri became senior vice president of acquisitions and development for Loews Hotels & Resorts.
GBTA Executive Director Michael W. McCormick joined the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts promoted Steve Martin to human resources vice president and named Jim Waldvogel an area vice president for Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tom Mason, general manager of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., will oversee the Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark hotel in Lake Geneva and the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile.
Jon Crisp became general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., named Derek H. McCann its general manager and Ryan Bunker its sales & marketing director.
Erol Miftahittin became general manager of Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Volcanic National Park, Calif.
Billy Alberigi became operations director at California’s Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, Napa Valley.
Richfield Hospitality named Peter Nichols its senior vice president of business development.
Sarah McHugh became catering & events director at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek hotel.
Frederick J. Kleisner II became area managing director at both the Oxford Hotel and the new Crawford Hotel in Denver. Michelle Baca is the senior sales manager for both properties.
Jeff Zelkin became general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Stephen Belie became executive chef at Gateway Canyons Resort near Grand Junction, Colo.
The Four Seasons in Vail, Colo., named Scott Gubrud its marketing director; Kathi Kotula its sales director; Angella Vallard to lead group sales; Anna Mattingly and Brittany Zapp as group sales managers; and Randi Alt to the marketing & communications team.
The Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Boca Raton, Fla., named Crystal Winter its general manager and Cristina Goncear its sales manager.
Owen Chittenden became senior catering sales manager at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Chris Sanchez became sales & marketing director at the National Hotel, Miami Beach.
Barbara Lippert Readey became general manager of the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Richmond Hill City Center in Richmond Hill, Ga., near Savannah, named Beverly Cosmann its general manager.
Food & Wine Magazine named chef Sheldon Simeon of Migrant Maui restaurant in the Wailea Beach Resort & Spa in Maui, Hawaii, “The People’s Best New Chef 2014 – Northwest & Pacific Region.”
Benjamin Rafter became president of Aston Hotels & Resorts.
Shannon Schurr became sales director at the Hyatt Place and the Hyatt House Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville.
Sandra Stanley became general manager of the Residence Inn Lake Forest in Mettawa, Ill.
Hampton Inn & Suites in South Bend, Ind., named Eric Neyens its general manager.
Bruce Haase became COO of Value Place in Wichita, Kan.
Chesapeake Hospitality of Greenbelt, Md., named Stephanie Hoffer its regional sales director, Michelle Dirickson its cash management coordinator, and Donna Harvin and Sharon Antonelli as senior staff accountants.
Robert O. Sanders Jr., general manager of Ovation Travel Meetings & Events, was elected president of MPI’s Greater New York Chapter.
Anne-Juliette Mauriceias became general manager of the Hotel Plaza Athenee in New York City.
Anton Nikodemus became COO of regional operations at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.
The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C., named Calvin Belknap its F&B director and Azhar Mohammad its executive chef.
Alliance Hospitality in Raleigh, N.C., named E.J. Schanfarber its president and CEO.
Brandon Maynard was named general manager at the Homewood Suites Milford in Milford, Ohio.
Cynthia Jennings became sales & marketing director at the Hilton Garden Inn Portland in Beaverton, Ore.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains named Paul Sherlock its operations director and Brandon Jourdan its finance director.
Marcus Jackson became general manager of The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.
Samuel Ward became general manager of the Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria in Tennessee.
Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas, named Mallory Vooheis its national sales manager.
The Westin Galleria Dallas named Heather Anderson its catering & convention services director and Art Cruz its group sales manager.
Sarai Braziel became general manager of the Residence Inn in Round Rock, Texas.
Benchmark Hospitality International in The Woodlands, Texas, named Jarrad Evans its vice president of business development & strategy.
Jef Fazzio became general manager at SpringHill Suites, Salt Lake City Airport.
Shandi Bo Evertsen became general manager of the Residence Inn, Salt Lake City.
Tony Goebel became general manager of the Marriott Downtown in Richmond, Va.
— Compiled by Therra C. Gwyn