Hoteliers On The Move, June 2017

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On The Move, June 2017

Elias Pertoft opens Luang Prabang Rosewood. Photo: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts


Who is doing what:
Keith Barr to be ceo IHG (Richard Solomons retires 30 June)

Arash Azarbarzin is president/coo Proper Hospitality, led by Brad Korzen

Vera Manoukian is president/coo Denihan

At Carlson Rezidor, Federico González-Tejera is president/ceo, Wolfgang Neumann leaves, but stays on the board and Thorsten Kirschke leaves: Eric de Neef is evp global chief branding and commercial officer

Fredrik Korallus left Generator

Stefan Leser left Jumeirah

Marcus van der Val left Kempinski – Bernold Schroeder is now coo Europe

Thomas Willms is coo Steigenberger, and a board member

Patrick Imbardelli joins the board of Next Story Group

Achim Lenders is svp ops Americas-Europe, Rosewood

Accor brand appointments include Xavier Louyot, svp luxury content, and Jeannette Ho, vp Raffles; João Rocco, Sofitel; Agnès Roquefort, MGallery; Lilian Roten, Pullman and Swissôtel.

Brian Gullbrants opens $2.48 billion, 671-room Boston Harbor Wynn

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Photo: Wynn Boston Harbor

Bjorn Richardson opens 30-room Bangkok 137 Pillars

Mark Bradford opens KPF-designed Beijing Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing

Manuel Leal opens 79-room Puebla Rosewood, with a 300 year-old church for weddings

Elias Pertoft opens Luang Prabang Rosewood, with 22 units that include 1,000 sq. ft. tents

Swarendra Sahay opens 147-room Hyderabad Hyatt Place Banjara Hills

Bob Lambert opens 100-room Detroit The Foundation

Haldon Philp opens 305-room Brisbane W Hotel

Clint Militzer opens Peachtree Hotel Group's 150-room Atlanta AC Hotel Downtown

Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir opens her 18-room Reyjkavik Ion City Hotel

Zeynep Incekara opens 80-room Bali Jumeirah Jimbaran

Ramzy Kessissa opens Zohra Dris' 365-room Kantaoui Bay Steigenberger – and, also Zohra Dris owned, Lofti Sahloul opens 570-room Souss Jaz Tour Khalef

Ines Bruenn opens 312-room Frankfurt Hyatt Place Gateway Gardens

Lazare Ji opens 340-room Zhangjiakou HUALUXE

Olivier Larcher opens 325-room Foshan Sofitel

Jean Duc opens 114-room Bora Bora Conrad

Markus Kosch opens 309-room Guangzhou Conrad, with an SHKP retail mall

Ramesh Ganeson opens 252-room Kuala Lumpur Element in Norman Foster-designed Ilham Tower

Christine Wechter opens Rockwell-designed 195-room Chicago EMC2 Autograph

Michel Notten opens 196-room San Francisco Virgin

Heiko Steiner opens Fosun's $1.68 billion, 1,300-room Sanya Atlantis Haitang Bay

Harry Fernandes opens 210-room Jeddah Assila, for Rocco Forte

Nicholas Chambers repositions Doha's 2 former Tivoli Al Najada developments, now Minor – one as 183-room Tivoli, the other as Oaks apartments

Kiefer Toland flags Minor-owned 370-room Auckland Metro Suites as AVANI

Afif Salibi flags 134-room Marrakech Royal Palm as Fairmont

Ed Linsley flags Ali Albwardy's all-island Seychelles Desroches as Four Seasons


Seychelles at Desroches Island Photo: Four Seasons

Other md/gms: Simon Hirst London One Aldwych • Jim Mauer Miami Mayfair • Tobias Arff Washington DC The Darcy (Curio) • Anthony Ha Shanghai Grand HyattErnst Mayer Shanghai InterCon Expo • Gerhard Struger Munich Sofitel Bayernpost, and rvp Central Europe Sofitel • Ugur Talayhan Istanbul Swissôtel The Bosphorus, and rvp • Joel Darr Denver Omni Interlocken • Sara Davis-Zapata Chicago Marriott AC Downtown • Thomas Kochs London Corinthia • Marc de Ruijter Dubai Sofitel Jumeirah Beach • Andreas Pade Virgin Gorda BVI Little Dix Bay • Russel Storey Cairo Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski • Pablo Molinari Minneapolis MN Hewing • Ryan Laskey Redwood City CA Pullman San Francisco Bay • Mairead Hennessy La Jolla Estancia • Onal Kucuk Phoenix AZ Camby Autograph • Shane Nicolopoulos San Diego Andaz • Aaron Coburn Denver CO Hotel ART • Tod Morrow McLean VA Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

Ulf Bremer Abu Dhabi Shangri-La • Philip Dewar Hong Kong Kowloon Shangri-La • Jean Philippe Moser Marrakech Mandarin Oriental • Didier Bru Montana Crans Ambassador (now VJ Collection) • Patrick Moreira Hamburg 25hours HafenCity (and Hamburg 25hours Altes Hafenamt) • Stephan Post Gstaad Park • John Trovato Key West FL Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria (and The Reach) • Tod Chambers Chicago Waldorf Astoria – he also continues as gm of Laurence Geller's other baby, Chicago Conrad (Marlene Poynder temporarily assists Fort Lauderdale Conrad) • Denis Volic Santa Barbara CA Spanish Garden Inn • Stephen Batta New York Sheraton Times Square • Martin Leclerc Vancouver Westin Bayshore • Lloyd Van Horn Palm Beach The Colony • Jermaine Anderson Chicago Virgin • Paul Nash Miami Carillon (formerly Canyon Ranch) • Michael Keller Yellowstone WY National Park Lodges • Laura Castagnini Rio Hilton Copacabana • Klaus Zille Rio Hilton Barra • Ramesh Sadhwani Las Vegas Wynn. 

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