Dolce Hotels and Resorts promoted Karine Pinson to regional director of sales and marketing.
Troy Furbay was named executive vice president of acquisitions & developments of Loews Hotels.
The Associated Luxury Hotels International presented Kathy Hastings, manager of event services sales for Anheuser-Busch, with its “IAC Member of the Year Award” for 2010.
Hospitality Performance Network Global named Greta Fridlund senior account executive, Loriann White vice president of global accounts; Ed Tati and Peter Cheong were named regional vice presidents of Europe and Asia, respectively.
The Embassy Suites Ontario Airport in Canada appointed Jennifer M. Keef its director of sales.
Andy Loges was named general manager of the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites.
Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair, chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts in India, was awarded the title of “Green Hotelier of the Decade” at the Gulf Connoisseur Awards.
Patrick Sibourg was appointed general manager of Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar in Malaysia.
Francesa Manzani, marketing and sales manager of Newtours in Russia, was elected into the International Congress & Convention Association.
Alex Moro was named director of sales of the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
The Laguna Cliffs [Calif.] Marriott Resort & Spa appointed Gayle L. Rustenberg its director of sales and marketing.
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hired Jason Sliman as its director of banquets.
Colorado-based Kinsley, a meetings and events management firm, appointed Sherry Johnson its director of sales and new business development.
Tampa Bay [Fla.] & Company made several appointments to its board of directors. Jay Bartholomay is now chairman of the board of directors, Ron Ciganek is vice chair, Jim Dean is secretary and Guy Revelle is treasurer.
Jeffrey Oliasami was named general manager of the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
The Grand Hyatt Atlanta hired Thomas McKeown as executive chef.
Vail Resorts Inc., named Bill Rock the new chief operating officer of Lake Tahoe’s Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in Nevada.
Stephen Valliere was named corporate sales manager of the Renaissance Asheville [N.C.] Hotel.
Douglas Yamawaki was appointed as senior catering sales manager at the Park Ridge Marriott in New Jersey.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association elected Ron Vlasic, regional vice presidents of hotels of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants,its incoming secretary/treasurer of the board of directors.
Andres Julian Grundy was appointed executive chef of The Michelangelo hotel in New York City.
New York City-based Denihan Hospitality Group hired Katie Meyer to be its vice president of public relations.
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Jennifer Green as senior sales manager and Catherine Pleva as sales manager.
The Woodlands Inn in Charleston, S.C., appointed Andrew Chadwick its new executive chef.
Scott Blakeslee became general manager of the InterContinental Dallas.
Andrew Pena was named director of sales and marketing of the Dallas Marriott City Center.
The Westin Houston Memorial City added several new members to its sales, marketing and catering teams: Chris Miller as complex director of sales and marketing, Jason Purifoy as director of group sales, Vicky Morales as director of catering and convention services, Julie Lovorn as catering manager and Heidi Gwinn as senior sales manager.
Edward J. Blum was appointed executive vice president of development and acquisitions of Virginia-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Washington-based Red Lion Hotels Corporation brought on Dan Jackson to be its senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Governor Jim Doyle appointed Janee’ Doxtator, tourism development director of Native American Tourism of Wisconsin, to the Governor’s Council on Tourism.