Baha Mar Casino & Resort in Nassau City, Bahamas, named Alex Pariente as executive vice president of international marketing.
Shanghai-based Home Inns & Hotels Management named Cathy Xiangrong its chief financial officer.
The St. Regis Resort on the island of Mauritius appointed Rocco Bova its resort manager.
Preferred Hotel Group named Manuel Saracho Pena as group sales director for Mexico City.
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos named Matthew Watts as music & marketing director for hotels & casinos.
Taj Group-owned Indian Hotels named Rakesh Sarna as managing director and chief executive.
Bob Hazard, chairman, president and CEO of Choice Hotels International from 1980 to 1996, will receive the Americas Lodging Investment lifetime achievement award.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group appointed Andreas Flaig executive vice president of development, Asia Pacific, and Brad Beakley as senior vice president of commercial operations.
Preferred Hotel Group named Elaine Macy its senior vice president of global group sales.
Jaime Rosov became event director of IBTM America 2015.
Jolyon Bulley became COO for the Americas for InterContinental Hotel Group and will serve on IHG’s Americas regional executive committee.
Vantage Hospitality named Mark Williams as group president for its midscale to upscale brands.
SkyWire named Robert Breedlove as chief financial officer.
AH&LA named Chandler Smith a vice president of communications specializing in government affairs.
Preferred Hotel Group named two group sales directors: Kate Anthony for the mid-Atlantic region and Jessica Glazer for the Northeast.
JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Ariz., named Russ Bond as general manager, Dan Carraher as sales & marketing director, and John Strong as events director.
Jeffrey Schott became director of the Sonoran Spa at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, Tucson, Ariz.; Christopher McLaren became catering sales manager.
Troy N. Thompson became executive chef at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills Hilton.
Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts in Carlsbad, Calif., named Michael Swyney its sales & marketing director.
Chris George became marketing director at La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif.
JoAnn Elston became general manager at the Marriott Denver, Cherry Creek.
Gaston Sanchez became executive chef at the National Hotel Miami Beach.
Thompson Miami Beach named Brett Orlando its area managing director, David Casey its area director of sales & marketing, and James Wark its catering & events director.
Donte Johnson became general manager at Klimpton’s Surfcomber Miami; Alex Batista became sales & marketing director.
Evan Fuller became general manager of Wyndham Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla.
Jesse E. Martinez became general manager of the Alfond Inn, Winter Park, Fla.
Bert Haifley became general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Mall of Georgia.
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, Ga., named John Palacio executive chef for the resort and its Echo Oceanside restaurant.
Chicago-based Ultima Hospitality named Diane Fox as senior vice president of asset management.
Marc Foster became sales & marketing director at the Silversmith Chicago.
Stew Krane, sales manager at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, was named Harrah’s Outstanding Millennial in Hospitality.
Marshall Hotels & Resorts in Salisbury, Md., named David Price regional vice president of its New York and New Jersey properties. Matt Jones also was named a regional vice president.
Maura Peeler, CHA, became regional vice president of operations for True North Hotel Group in Massachusetts, overseeing Devens SpringHill Suites, Devens Hilton Garden Inn, Devens Common Center, Westford Hampton Inn and Suites, and Westford Residence Inn.
Michael McCall became director of the School of Hospitality Business at the University of Michigan in East Lansing.
Wes Scrape became general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Jackson, Miss.
Midas Hospitality in St. Louis named Ande Miller revenue management director.
The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission named Keith Levey as director of corporate/trade shows.
Glenn Wasserman became CFO of Denihan Hospitality Group in New York.
At the Hyatt Herald Square New York, Candice Cancino became general manager, Gunnar Steden became F&B director, and Nina Jones became sales & marketing director.
Troy Pade became general manager of The Surrey Hotel in New York City.
At the Courtyard Portland City Center Hotel in Oregon, Dave Murray became general manager and Amber Evans sales & marketing director.
The U.S. Travel Association named Jim Hagen, South Dakota’s secretary of tourism, its state tourism director of the year.
Kavin Schieferdecker became sales & marketing director at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Jennifer Scott became general manager of the Residence Inn in Fort Worth, Texas.
Matthew Muserlian became general manager of the SpringHill Suites Airport in Nashville.
Florian Kunkel becamew general manager of the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Virginia.
Kahllua Herlihy-Sutphin became CFO at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va.
— Compiled by Therra C. Gwyn