Hoteliers On The Move, October 2017

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On The Move, October 2017

Stephanie Rue opens 162-room Sarasota FL Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection


Who's doing what?
At IHG, Kenneth Macpherson is UK-based ceo Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa EMEAA, Jolyon Bulley heads Greater China, and Angela Brav and Jan Smits look for other opportunities; in EAME, Fergus Stewart heads luxury • At Millennium, Michael Nigitsch is president Europe • Andrew Nasskau is vp ops development Hard Rock • Chadi Farhat is coo Europe-Middle East, sbe • Zurab Pololikashvili is secretary-general of the governmental UNWTO and Gloria Guevara Manzo is ceo of its private-companies' counterpart WTTC.

Derek Flint opens China Resources Company's 129-room Hong Kong St Regis • Elias Pertoft opens 22-room Bill Bensley-designed Luang Prabang Rosewood (with, additionally, five 1,000 sq ft tents) • Philipp Vogel, as chef-gm, opens Dietrich von Boetticher's 41-room Berlin Oriana • Alex Zerzer opens 80-room Beijing Vue Houhai (Design), designer Ministry of Design • Marc Aeberhard opens 98-room Offenburg Liberty (Design), once a prison • Tamer Saleh opens 16-room Riyadh Centro Olaya • Joerg Potreck opens 249-room Dar Es Salaam Rotana • Jurif Zudovs opens 200-room Kiev Park Inn • Bruno de Schuytek opens 150-room Tel Aviv Setai • Larry Lv opens 223-room Beijing Pan Pacific • David Criss opens William Inglis' 144-room Newmarket NSW William Inglis - with 800 horse stables • Stephanie Rue opens 162-room Sarasota FL Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection • Nadine Fernbacher opens Hotel Development CJSC's 163-room Kiev Radisson Blu Podil.

Julian Gonzalez opens 368-room Abu Dhabi Grand Hyatt (Stuart Deeson, as area vp Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Jordan and Nepal, now runs Abu Dhabi Hyatt Capital Gate) • Julie Bruley opens Ennismore's 172-room Paris Hoxton • Christian Langlade opens Naguib Sawiris' 52-room Grenada Silversands Grand Anse Beach, with 100-yard pool • Shobhan Kumar opens 200-room Lucknow Hyatt Regency • Nicolas Béliard re-opens 29-room Champillon Royal Champagne (no longer Caudalie-managed) designer Sybille de Margerie • Adam McDonald reflags the former 240-room Perth Rydges as InterContinental Perth City Centre • Russell Durnell renames Barry Sternlicht's 142-room Cardiff St David's, once Rocco Forte, as Cardiff Principal.

Intercontinental Perth City Centre
Adam McDonald reflags the former 240-room Perth Rydges as InterContinental Perth City Centre

Other md/gms: Werner Knechtli Zurich Baur en Ville • Guillaume Marly London Café Royal • Paul Barthe Marseille Sofitel Vieux Port • Lyndon Discombe Kuala Lumpur City Pullman • Tim Morrison Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Fairmont • Alfredo Danage Singapore Sofitel So • Stéphane Fabregoul Singapore JW Marriott South Beach • Craig Syphers Singapore Parkroyal Beach Road • Andrew Donadel Singapore Pan Pacific Orchard • Andreas Schnuerer Frankfurt 25hours Goldman • Oliver Schaefer Munich Sheraton Westpark • Hugh Templeman Nashville TN Westin • Fabrice Collot Seychelles Banyan Tree • Deborah Haines Bangkok Radisson Blu Plaza • Robert Purdy Snowmass CO Viceroy • Nils Stolzlechner Rio Mar Wyndham Grand • Conor O’Leary Auchterarder Gleneagles • Raphael Herzog Davos Waldhotel • Max Musto Chiang Mai Four Seasons (and Tented Camp) • Ruud van Dijk Moscow Four Seasons • Bahram Sepahi Sydney Four Seasons • Patrick Pollak Guangzhou Four Seasons • Patrick De Staercke Maldives Kuredu.

Four Seasons Moscow
Ruud van Dijk is with Moscow Four Seasons

Dave Mattesen Windsor CT Hyatt House • David Cronin Scottsdale AZ W Hotel • David Stepetic Maldives Gili Lankanfushi • Brad Calder Maldives Hurwalhi • Nicolas Pillet Nui Chua Amanoi • Guy Klaiman Herzliya Ritz-Carlton • Petra Trapp Fiji Laucala (Christoph Ganster is coo for a fledgling uber-luxury collection – watch this space) • Imad Zaboura Amman Boulevard Arjaan • Ulrike Andorff Fujairah Rotana • Timur Ilgaz Ras Al Khaimah Cove Rotana • Pierre Zayoun Kuwait Al Manshar Rotana • Chadi Nicolas Abu Dhabi Capital Centre Arjaan and Capital Centre • Eduardo Bressane Iguazu Falls Belmond Las Cataratas • Kai Lerman Carmel Valley Quail Lodge • Victor Woo La Quinta Waldorf Astoria • Fabien Delaffon Missillac Dme de la Bretesche • Ian McClendon Coral Gables Colonnade, Tribute Portfolio • Jonathan Hanzas Telluride CO Inn at Lost Creek (and Madeline) • Christian Westbeld Singapore Raffles.

©Mary Gostelow 2017 (Mary Gostelow has been producing the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter since 1992)

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