Associated Luxury Hotels International added several people to its sales team who formerly were executives with hinton+grusich, including: Senior Vice President Bill Grusich, CMP; Executive Vice President Kevin M. Hinton; Vice President of Sales Kathy Kozminske; and Director of Sales André Valk, CMP. All four are now based in AHLI’s Chicago office.
Michael Qualantone was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of American Express Global Business Travel.
Alan Villaverde was named Preferred Hotel Group’s 2011 Hotelier of the Year. Villaverde is the managing director of the Peabody Orlando and president of Peabody Hotel Division. Selected from more than 650 member hotels worldwide, the hotelier of the year exemplifies exceptional leadership and achievement in the hotel industry.
Roberto E. Wirth, owner, president and managing director of Rome’s Hotel Hassler Roma, was honored at The Leading Hotels of the World event for his commitment to the hotel and passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences.
The Breckenridge (Colo.) Convention and Visitors Bureau added two people to its sales team: Stacy Long as an outside sales representative and Angela Miller as a sales coordinator.
Fred Brodsky is the new head of the Snowmass (Colo.) Tourism Group Sales Team.
Chef Alberto Avila is the new restaurant chef for 500 South Restaurant & Lounge at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
Marilyn Miller became the director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Bloomington (Minn.) Hotel.