Arne Sorenson, president and chief operating officer of Marriott International, will become chief executive officer when JW Marriott Jr. steps down in March.
Robin Graf was appointed vice president of operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels’ 22 properties in Hawaii, Saipan and New Zealand.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel named Andrew Waller president of CWT Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Global Partners Network.
Allen Chastanet was appointed regional vice president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, responsible for promoting properties in St. Lucia and on neighboring islands.
Qi Ji, executive chairman of China Lodging Group, added chief executive officer to his titles.
Daniele Trombacco has been named director of sales and marketing of Eden Roc resort at Cap Cana, opening in February in the Dominican Republic.
Rabin Ortiz was named general manager of Copamarina Beach Resort in Guanica, Puerto Rico.
Laura Tracy was named director of sales and marketing at Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Michelin-awarded chef Guillaume Salvan joined The Pavilions in Phuket, Thailand.
Aloysius Michael becomes Thailand-based Dusit International’s corporate director of rooms, responsible for security, and room operations and standards.
Vikram Mujumdar became manager of the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group appointed Jurgen Baumhoff its chief operating officer.
Hotel management company Rotana hired Tunay Dogan as general manager of BurJuman Arjaan in Dubai.
Tom Horton, formerly American Airlines’ chairman, president and chief executive, is now chairman of the governing board of oneworld, the airline alliance company.
Paul W. Whetsell joined Loews Hotels as president and chief executive officer.
Martina Ward was promoted to director of sales at the Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn by Marriott in Happy Valley, Ariz.
Benchmark Hospitality International named Guy Tomlinson controller for Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Atlanta-based Hotel Equities promoted Barry Wabler to vice president.
Gina Danze became director of sales for the 357-room Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile.
Jennifer Langton is general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Warrenville, Ill., 30 miles west of downtown Chicago.
Machelle Collins was hired as director of sales at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Polaris hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
David Hume became director of sales for Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo.
LaRell Baldwin was promoted to general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings, Mont.
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (Nev.) named Chris Baum its president and CEO.
Brian Jones is now director of sales and marketing for The Pierre, a Taj Hotel on New York’s Central Park.
Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Bill Fortier, Hilton Worldwide senior vice president of development, and Plato Ghinos, Shaner Hotel Group president, as its 74th and 75th visiting Conti professors.
Chris Nelbach was appointed director of revenue management for Hotel Contessa, on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.