David Ecija became general manager of the Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi in Brazil.
The Thompson Playa Del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico, named Julian Smaldoni as general manager and Alexis Kagan as sales & marketing director.
Ana Paula Hernandez, based in Mexico City, will now lead American Express Meetings & Events’ Latin America and Caribbean region.
Wayne Michaelson became executive chef at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino, Frigate Bay in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Atanas Botev became general manager at the BodyHoliday in St. Lucia.
Hilton Worldwide, Singapore, promoted four executives on its Asia-Pacific leadership team: Ben George to senior vice president, sales and revenue management; Michael Slaton to vice president, finance; Rupert Hallam to vice president, sales; and Stephen Russell to vice president, operational effectiveness.
Brad Roberts became CFO at DoubleDutch.
AccorHotels named Amir Nahai as CEO of group F&B.
Roeland Vos became president and CEO at Belmond Ltd.
Wyndham Hotel Group named Chip Ohlsson as its chief development officer.
Michael D. Gunn, CMP, was promoted to senior vice president at the Greater Birmingham [Ala.] Convention & Visitors Bureau. For the past 10 years, he’s been convention sales vice president.
Barry Hoehn, CME, CHSP, retired as convention sales director after 11 years with the Greater Birmingham [Ala.] Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Cory Garrison became executive chef at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala.
L’Auberge Del Mar in San Diego named Nathan Lingle as executive chef.
John Hutar became general manager at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.
Michael MacLeod became sales & marketing director at Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colo.
Natalie Stone joined Vantage Hospitality in Coral Springs, Fla., as regional vice president of development.
Chris Pranis became sales at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Catherine Cumings became sales & marketing director at Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Caroline Wilmot joined Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Fla., as spa and wellness director.
Michael Choiniere became sales & marketing director at Carillon Miami Beach.
Alex Novo became general manager of the Viceroy Miami.
Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta named Salvatore Capriola as general manager.
Courtney Major became sales director at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Alpharetta.
The Atlanta catering company Proof of the Pudding named Adam Noyes as president. Phil Noyes continues as chairman.
Jim Ricci became general manager at Staybridge Suites Atlanta Midtown, scheduled for a 2016 opening.
Peter Holmes joined Atlanta’s Rainmaker Group as director of strategic accounts.
Jason Caughron became general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Dunwoody/Perimeter Center, due to open in 2016.
Joe Orichiella became F&B director at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Chicago.
Kim Corrigan became general manager of the Gwen, a hotel within the renovated McGraw-Hill Building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.
Matthew Barba became general manager at Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Ill.
Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La., welcomed Billy Hendrix as F&B vice president.
AHC+Hospitality in Grand Rapids, Mich., named Tracy Fahselt as digital marketing manager and promoted Carrie Kolehouse to senior marketing manager for the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, the Peter Island Resort, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott and the JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
Brandon Ganus became executive chef at the Cornhusker in Lincoln, Neb.
Jeff Victor became vice president of operations for Stevens Bros.’ Las Vegas Hotel-Casino Co., which includes the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel and Casino.
Victor J. Cappadona was promoted to general manager at the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, Mass.
The Hilton Cleveland Downtown named Kevin O’Leary as F&B director.
David Leffew became F&B director at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Mike Brower became COO of G6 Hospitality in Dallas.
Kevin O’Rourke became executive vice president of global sales for Dallas-based SiteMinder.
Del Robinette became vice president of sales & marketing at Dallas-based Hospitality Management Corp.
Benchmark Hospitality International in The Woodlands, Texas, promoted Greg Champion to president and COO, and hired Emily Smith as development director.
Kevin Dowdell became regional director of sales & marketing for Vermont’s Topnotch Resort and Essex Resort & Spa.
John Burnham became general manager of the Taconic hotel in Manchester Village, Vt., due to open in early 2016. Jami Poe became sales & marketing director.