Simon Cooper, former president and COO at Ritz-Carlton, became president and managing director of Marriott’s Asia-Pacific division; Herve Humler, one of the Ritz-Carlton’s original founders, succeeded Cooper in his previous positions.
Anna Guillan was named executive general manager of sales and marketing at the Hayman and Mulpha Hotels in Australia.
Delta Hotels & Resorts in Canada appointed David Bird as its senior vice president of operations, and Romy Bhojwani its senior vice president of asset management.
Jeff David became general manager of Viceroy Anguilla in the Caribbean, Viceroy’s first international property.
Robert Herr was named general manager of the InterContinental Prague in the Czech Republic; Herr also oversees properties in Düsseldorf and Cologne, Germany.
New World Hospitality appointed Ivan Suardi as its vice president of food and beverage, and Francis Ling as its vice president of finance.
Andrés Sanhueza became general manager of the new Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino in Puerto Rico named Fernando Sa as its director of catering and convention services.
Boris Bornman became operations director and general manager of Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna, South Africa.
Bernd Kuhlen was appointed general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California.
John L. Daw was named general manager of the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in California.
Sandi Talley became managing director of business development for Team San Jose [Calif.], a nonprofit management corporation that operates the San Jose Convention Center and several cultural venues.
The Sebastian, formerly the Vail Plaza Hotel & Club in Colorado, named Michael Oprish as its general manager.
Tony Polito became sales director of the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwalk, Conn.
The Baystar Hotel Group in Florida named Linda Gower as its corporate director of travel and tour sales.
Atlanta-based Berryfield Hotels chose Kimberly Tomlinson as its area general manager for North and Central Florida.
Trevor Betts became executive chef at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., named Thomas R. Petrillo as its vice president and hotel manager.
Maria Tobar became executive chef at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel appointed Craig Schoninger as its sales and marketing director.
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in Orlando promoted Brenda L. Vazquez to senior vice president of marketing.
Scott Snipes became hotel manager of the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa in Weston, Fla.
Gayle Battersby, executive director of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA, was elected to the Alpharetta [Ga.] Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
Motel Enterprises in Georgia named Luis Figueroa as its general manager of the Holiday Inn Athens; Ed Tarasavage succeeded him as general manager of the Holiday Inn Express, also in Athens.
Anthony Freda became resort manager of Kapalua Villas in Hawaii.
Alejandro Moxey was named e-commerce senior manager for Marriott Resorts Hawaii in Honolulu.
Simeon Miranda became general manager of the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel and the Best Western Plaza Hotel, both Outrigger Enterprises properties in Hawaii.
Louisiana’s Cypress Bend Resort named Francis Walters as its food and beverage director.
Marlene Macaluso became general manager of HRI Lodging’s Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD in New Orleans.
The H Hotel in Midland, Mich., named Tim Shelton as its sales and marketing director.
Deb Taylor, assistant sales director at the Minneapolis Convention Center and Meet Minneapolis, won a Hall of Fame Award from the Minnesota chapter of Meeting Planners International.
Michael McGreevy became food and beverage director at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Heidi Clark became its spa director.
Jason Jette was named executive chef at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Manchester, N.H.
Craig Williams became general manager of the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Auberge Resorts named Jane Halsey as its western region sales director, and New York-based Liz Speichinger as its national sales director.
Loews Hotels in New York appointed Tina Smith as its executive director of national accounts.
Holly Waterbor-Breuche became sales and marketing director of the Setai Fifth Avenue hotel in New York.
The Warwick New York Hotel named Sam Kapadia as its general manager.
Lisa Palermo became executive chef at Carnegie House hotel in State College, Pa.
La Colombe d’Or in Houston named Hannah Kramer as its sales and catering manager.
Roy A. Kretschmer was promoted to executive vice president of operations for the Valencia Group in Houston, which has properties in Texas and California.
Angie Thompson became sales director of the Holiday Inn Express at the Woodlands, near George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston.
Ewell Sterner became food and beverage director at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vt., named Aaron Black as its general manager.
David Shapiro became senior manager of business development for Crestline Hotels & Resorts, a new position at the company in Fairfax, Va.
The Fairmont Hotel in Washington D.C., appointed Cassandra LaChance as its human resources director, and Julie Rice as its group sales manager.
The Maxwell Hotel, adjacent to the Seattle Center, named Tyler Suddith as its assistant general manager.
Michael Goralski became executive chef at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole in Wyoming.