Hoteliers On The Move, July 2016

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On The Move, July 2016

COMO Echo Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: The COMO Group

Editor's Note: We know one of the values you bring to your customers is the personal relationships you've developed with leading hoteliers around the world. To help you keep up with your favorite GMs and hotel executives as they move around and open new properties, Travel Market Report has engaged Mary Gostelow to provide a monthly update of who's doing what. Gostelow is founder and editor of Gostelow Report, a subscription newsletter read globally by hotel owners and executives, and a contributor to Hotels magazine, as well as a moderator at numerous conferences for hoteliers.

Dominique Galperti opens 346-room Jiuzhaigou Banyan Tree • Dany Lützel opens 253-room Chongqing Niccolo • Javier Beneyto opens 120-room Canggu COMO Echo Beach • Dorian Rommel opens 55-room Shanghai Capella, a Jaya Ibrahim adaptation of 1930s French Concession village • Florencia Gariboldi opens 133-room Miami SLS Brickell • Remco Gerritsen opens 579-room Amsterdam Maritim • Raymond Vermolen opens 350-room Los Angeles Indigo Downtown • Ignacio Mendoza opens 306-room Los Cabos Grand Velas • Xavi Gonzalez opens 512-room Sanya EDITION • Chris Sommers opens Mission Hills-owned 201-room Haikou Ritz-Carlton, with 10 golf courses • Benjamin Davis opens adult-only 244-room Bahamas Warwick Paradise Island • Robert Logan opens 180-room Sanya One&Only Tofu Bay, with Jean-Georges Vongerichten food • Erick Kaiserseder opens 249-room Haikou Langham • Jonathan Walker converts Bath UK Carfax Hotel, owned by Ian and Christina Taylor, to 31-room No 15 Great Pulteney • Olivier Raveyre transforms 36-room St-Tropez Résidence de la Pinède, now owned by LVMH, into a Cheval Blanc (it has the town's only private beach, and the youngest 3-star Michelin chef, Arnaud Donckele) • Jason Leung reflags 191-room Singapore Mövenpick Heritage, with 300+ whiskies in its WOW World Of Whiskies bar, to Le Méridien (it is a family-legacy ownership, currently directed by Rodney Tan).

Other hotel mds/gms: Luca Allegri Paris le Bristol • Bob LaCasse Islamorada FL Cheeca Lodge • Santiago Sagaz Ubud COMO Shambhala Estate • Henry Scott Miami Beach COMO Metropolitan (reporting to new area manager Dant Hirsch) • Miriam Varoli Kyoto Hyatt Regency • Michael von Siebenthal Osaka Hyatt Regency • Michael Schmid Mallorca Park Hyatt (John Beveridge retires) • Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry London Churchill Hyatt Regency, and UK (Michael Gray retires) • Michael Payne Dubai Kempinski Mall of the Emirates • Rüdiger Hollweg Shanghai Grand Kempinski • George Ganchev Riga Grand Kempinski • Craig Hooley Sydney Shangri-La • Fabrice Collot Macau Banyan Tree • Henry So Chongqing Banyan Tree • Randall Tang Tianjin Banyan Tree •  Frank Beiler Munich Le Méridien • Hani Roustom Toronto Hazelton • Mehdi Othmani Salalah Hilton.

Vincent Le Gorrec Singapore Grand Copthorne Waterfront • Anne Legrand London St Pancras Renaissance • Jeremy Healy Auckland Sofitel Viaduct Harbour • Jacqueline Ho Singapore M Hotel • Sebastian Herzog Hamburg Airport Radisson Blu • Ralph Scatena Orlando FL World Center Marriott • Troy Pade New York Standard Lower East Side • Anthony Duggan Lake Powell UT Amangiri • Luz del Carmen Ruiz Rodriguez Riviera Nayarit Grand Velas • Dant Hirsch Turks & Caicos COMO Parrot Cay • Jason Waterlow Washington VA Inn At Little Washington • John Santaniello Bretton Woods NH Omni Hotel Mount Washington • John Sullivan Miami Beach Edition • Rebecca Hubbard New York Lotte Palace • Juan Pineyro Santiago W Hotel • George Terpilowski Boston Fairmont Copley Plaza • Paul Tormey San Francisco Fairmont • Katja Henke Paris Peninsula.

Mary Gostelow has been producing the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter since 1992. Contact her at gostelow@aol.com.

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