Josef Dolp was promoted to vice president of operations for Starwood properties in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao and Korea.
Ian Wainwright became event director for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo on Feb. 23-24 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia.
Janet McNab became managing director of the Sheraton Macao Hotel and the St. Regis Macao, both of Cotai Central, Macao, in China.
Berlin-based Stefan Athmann was named general manager of Europe for Regent Hotels & Resorts.
Sylvia Schnelle became vice president of business development for Steigenberger Hotel Group in Frankfurt, Germany.
IHG named Arindam Kunar as general manager of the South India area and Greesh Bindra as general manager of the North India area.
Barry Hickey became development director for Dublin-based Staycity.
Thompson Playa Del Carmen in Riviera Mexico named Pedro Abascal as executive chef.
Jose Gonzalez became general manager of the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico.
Singapore-based Selina Chavry became global managing director for the event-management company Pacific World.
One&Only Resorts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, named Mike Bonner as vice president of marketing.
Début Hotel Group and Hampshire Hotels Management named David Kuperberg to lead development efforts for Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Night Hotels, Augustus Hotels and Resorts, and Unscripted Hotels.
Howard Harris became general manager at Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree in Arizona.
Trese Moser, CMP, became convention center general manager at San Diego’s Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.
William Fong became hotel manager at the Fairmont San Francisco.
Tanjeet Bains joined the San Francisco Travel Association as senior manager for convention sales in the Northern California and East Bay region.
Winnie Wong became the San Francisco Travel Association’s senior manager for convention sales in the Silicon Valley and Peninsula region of California.
Ed Curry became sales & marketing director at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.
Denver-based Sage Hospitality name Lisa Bailey as divisional vice president of sales & marketing, and Tracie Heisterkamp as divisional revenue management director.
The San Francisco Travel Association promoted Chris Deschenes to business development manager in its Washington, D.C., office, and named Rebecca Troutman a convention sales associate.
The BizBash Hall of Fame and Events DC inducted five Washington event leaders into its Hall of Fame: André Wells, founder and creative officer of Events By André Wells; Bill Homan, co-owner of Design Cuisine; Carla Hargrove McGill, president of Hargrove Inc.; Carolyn Peachey, president of Campbell Peachey & Associates; and Lisa Block, vice president of meetings and conferences at Society for Human Resource Management.
Michael Choiniere became sales & marketing director at the Carillon Miami Beach.
Michael Wilke was named general manager at the Residence Inn Orlando [Fla.] at SeaWorld.
Lisa Williams became sales & marketing director at SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites at Flamingo Crossings in Orlando, Fla., scheduled to open in 2016.
GCommerce in Des Moines, Iowa, named Erik Dorr as vice president of business development.
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau named four staff members to its sales and convention services teams: Vince Almoina and Amanda Dyson Dana become sales managers; Courtney Curry and Katie Kling become convention services managers.
Catherine Hutchison became sales & marketing director at the Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii.
The Marriott AC Hotel Chicago Downtown named Emily Childers as sales & marketing director.
Chicago-based Brenda Holland, CMP, CASE, became director of Midwest citywide accounts for the San Francisco Travel Association.
Barbara E. Gurren joined Commonwealth Collection in Covington, Ky., as sales & marketing vice president.
Mark Quintero became regional operations director at Sonesta ES Suites in Newton, Mass.
Brian Behler became general manager at Michigan’s JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
The Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington in Bloomington named Riana van Staden as sales & marketing director.
Minneapolis-based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group named Ashish “Alex” Chopra as development director for its U.S. Southwest Region.
Jessica Stephens became sales & marketing director at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown.
Chip Ohlsson became chief development officer at the Wyndham Hotel Group in Parsippany, N.J.
Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan promoted Joseph Bustos to digital marketing director.
David Chase became managing director at New York’s Omni Berkshire Place in Manhattan.
Loews Hotels & Resorts’ named David Weidlich as vice president of operations for its Eastern Region.
Biltmore Farms Hotels in Asheville, N.C., promoted Robert Foster to hotel operations director and named Melissa Warwick as revenue manager.
Tony Liartis became F&B manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa.
Strand Development Co. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Strandco Inc. named Jay Keller as COO.
Delfin Ortiz became resort manager at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.
The Westin Dallas Park Central named Jeremy Berlin as general manager.
Josh Decker became general manager at the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites Houston Downtown, expected to open in spring 2016.
George Garzzoria became regional sales & marketing director for Hospitality Management Corp. in Dallas.
The Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor at the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management inducted Chris Nasetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide.
Alex Cabañas, president and CEO at Houston-based Benchmark Hospitality International, was elected global president of IACC, representing more than 350 conference centers and meeting venue members in 22 countries. Benchmark named Emily Smith as development director and Calvin J. Banks as training & development director.
Barbara A. Myers, CAE, was promoted to COO at IMN Solutions in Arlington, Va.
Greg Denton joined Seattle-based Dow Hotel Co. as senior vice president of hotel investments.