Hoteliers On the Move, February 2018

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On the Move, February 2018

Photo: Cineberg/Shutterstock.com


Who's doing what
Jose Silva is CEO Jumeriah • Keith Cline is president/CEO CorePoint Lodging, the company spun out of La Quinta, just bought by Wyndham for $1.95 billion • Arash Azarbarzin is president Barry Sternlicht's SH Group • Paul White is president residences, Four Seasons • Roberto Simone is COO Join-in Hotels • Toni Hinterstoisser is vp Asia, CitizenM • At IHG, Karin Sheppard is md Europe, and Leanne Harwood is md Australia Japan • Mikael Svensson is svp Hong Kong Louis T Collection • Christophe Mercier heads Europe, Leeu Collection.

Olivia Richli opens finally the Chans' 60-room Hook UK Heckfield Place, Lord Eversley's 18th century mansion, 180-hectares with Wisley gardens, Skye Gyngell food • Thorsten Sander, from Nassauer Hof, opens 21-room Malta Cugó Gran Macino Grand Harbour • Madelijn Vervoord opens Crédit Agricole Assurances' riverside 143-room Lyon InterCon Grand Hôtel Dieu (and continues to oversee the Bordeaux and Marseille InterCons) • Akeel Ibraheem Al-Khalidy opens 152-room Basra Mövenpick Hotel Basra • David Stutz opens New Belgium Brewing Co's 100-room Denver CO Source Hotel • William Bley opens 77-room Copenhagen Nobis, it is the Royal Academy of Music building • All Preferred hotels, Anthony Beach opens 98-room Chicago Sophy Hyde Park, Peter Hamacher opens 75-room Mallorca Carossa, Rodolf Weytingh opens 154-room Amsterdam Pestana Riverside, once the Town Hall, and Kristin Oberweger opens 135-room Vienna PhilsPlace, formerly Philips headquarters • Devraj Singh opens Darrameks Hotels' 81-room Rishikesh Taj • Girish Bhagat opens 265-room Kochi Grand Hyatt • Kumar Shobhan opens 206-room Lucknow Hyatt Regency • Cati Crespa­ opens Jacques Grange-designed 32-room Palma MAMÁ, first hotel of Juan Picornell Rowe's Gruppo Cappuccino global cafe empire • Jan Hartwig re-flags Frankfurt Wyndham Grand as 450-room Frankfurt Scandic Museumsufer • George Ganchev renames 182-room Ajman Kempinski as Rodina • Martin Kipping re-positions Rodina Group's 194-room Los Cabos, Mar Adentro, now Viceroy.

Other md/gms
Sofia Vandaele New York Barclay InterCon • Gilles Rebmann New York Renaissance Midtown • Mark Wernich Cape Town Taj (with consultant Han Oldenburger) • Bruce Gorelick San Francisco Loews Regency • Tanja Wegmann Basel Drei Konige • Stefan Winistoerfer Berlin Sofitel Kurfürstendamm • George Koumendakos Colombo Mövenpick • Hans Luther Durham NC Unscripted • Tabish Siddiquie Denver Ritz-Carlton • Marcus Jackson Monterey Pebble Beach • Sabine Lamberts Koh Samui Santiburi Beach Resort • Paul Leclerc Pasadena Langham Huntington • David Lemmond Brooklyn NY William Vale • David Piscola New Orleans Hilton Riverside • Heather Strauss  Fort Lauderdale Westin • Hank Thiess Roslyn WA Suncadia • Dustin Kovats Hartford CT Marriott Downtown • Albert Rebell Goa Taj Fort Aguada • Ravi Nischal Langkawi Taj • Rajiv Kapoor Langkawi Westin • Paul Burke Naples FL Grande Beach Resort • Tom Cupo Blacksburg VA The Inn at Virginia Tech • Rod Kessler Blue Ridge Mountains VA Wintergreen Resort • Douglas Hustad Charlotte NC Omni • Greg Polino Miami W Brickell • Varun Chhibber Delhi Leela Ambience Gurgaon • Jacqueline Volkart San Francisco St Regis • Vella Ramasawmy Macau Banyan Tree • Alex Pichel Bangkok Kempinski Siam (Samir Wildemann leaves Kempiski) • Sjefke Jansen Jakarta Indonesia Kempinski • Martin Cramer Abu Dhabi Kempinski Emirates Palace • Charlie Parker Honolulu Four Seasons O'ahu at Ko Olina (Sanjiv Hulugalle moves to its owner, The Resort Group) • Todd Cilano London Four Seasons Park Lane (John Stauss retires).

©Mary Gostelow 2018   (Mary Gostelow has been producing the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter since 1992, gostelow@aol.com).

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Who's doing what
Jose Silva is CEO Jumeriah • Keith Cline is president/CEO CorePoint Lodging, the company spun out of La Quinta, just bought by Wyndham for $1.95 billion • Arash Azarbarzin is president Barry Sternlicht's SH Group • Paul White is president residences, Four Seasons • Roberto Simone is COO Join-in Hotels • Toni Hinterstoisser is vp Asia, CitizenM • At IHG, Karin Sheppard is md Europe, and Leanne Harwood is md Australia Japan • Mikael Svensson is svp Hong Kong Louis T Collection • Christophe Mercier heads Europe, Leeu Collection.

Olivia Richli opens finally the Chans' 60-room Hook UK Heckfield Place, Lord Eversley's 18th century mansion, 180-hectares with Wisley gardens, Skye Gyngell food • Thorsten Sander, from Nassauer Hof, opens 21-room Malta Cugó Gran Macino Grand Harbour • Madelijn Vervoord opens Crédit Agricole Assurances' riverside 143-room Lyon InterCon Grand Hôtel Dieu (and continues to oversee the Bordeaux and Marseille InterCons) • Akeel Ibraheem Al-Khalidy opens 152-room Basra Mövenpick Hotel Basra • David Stutz opens New Belgium Brewing Co's 100-room Denver CO Source Hotel • William Bley opens 77-room Copenhagen Nobis, it is the Royal Academy of Music building • All Preferred hotels, Anthony Beach opens 98-room Chicago Sophy Hyde Park, Peter Hamacher opens 75-room Mallorca Carossa, Rodolf Weytingh opens 154-room Amsterdam Pestana Riverside, once the Town Hall, and Kristin Oberweger opens 135-room Vienna PhilsPlace, formerly Philips headquarters • Devraj Singh opens Darrameks Hotels' 81-room Rishikesh Taj • Girish Bhagat opens 265-room Kochi Grand Hyatt • Kumar Shobhan opens 206-room Lucknow Hyatt Regency • Cati Crespa­ opens Jacques Grange-designed 32-room Palma MAMÁ, first hotel of Juan Picornell Rowe's Gruppo Cappuccino global cafe empire • Jan Hartwig re-flags Frankfurt Wyndham Grand as 450-room Frankfurt Scandic Museumsufer • George Ganchev renames 182-room Ajman Kempinski as Rodina • Martin Kipping re-positions Rodina Group's 194-room Los Cabos, Mar Adentro, now Viceroy.

Other md/gms
Sofia Vandaele New York Barclay InterCon • Gilles Rebmann New York Renaissance Midtown • Mark Wernich Cape Town Taj (with consultant Han Oldenburger) • Bruce Gorelick San Francisco Loews Regency • Tanja Wegmann Basel Drei Konige • Stefan Winistoerfer Berlin Sofitel Kurfürstendamm • George Koumendakos Colombo Mövenpick • Hans Luther Durham NC Unscripted • Tabish Siddiquie Denver Ritz-Carlton • Marcus Jackson Monterey Pebble Beach • Sabine Lamberts Koh Samui Santiburi Beach Resort • Paul Leclerc Pasadena Langham Huntington • David Lemmond Brooklyn NY William Vale • David Piscola New Orleans Hilton Riverside • Heather Strauss  Fort Lauderdale Westin • Hank Thiess Roslyn WA Suncadia • Dustin Kovats Hartford CT Marriott Downtown • Albert Rebell Goa Taj Fort Aguada • Ravi Nischal Langkawi Taj • Rajiv Kapoor Langkawi Westin • Paul Burke Naples FL Grande Beach Resort • Tom Cupo Blacksburg VA The Inn at Virginia Tech • Rod Kessler Blue Ridge Mountains VA Wintergreen Resort • Douglas Hustad Charlotte NC Omni • Greg Polino Miami W Brickell • Varun Chhibber Delhi Leela Ambience Gurgaon • Jacqueline Volkart San Francisco St Regis • Vella Ramasawmy Macau Banyan Tree • Alex Pichel Bangkok Kempinski Siam (Samir Wildemann leaves Kempiski) • Sjefke Jansen Jakarta Indonesia Kempinski • Martin Cramer Abu Dhabi Kempinski Emirates Palace • Charlie Parker Honolulu Four Seasons O'ahu at Ko Olina (Sanjiv Hulugalle moves to its owner, The Resort Group) • Todd Cilano London Four Seasons Park Lane (John Stauss retires).

©Mary Gostelow 2018   (Mary Gostelow has been producing the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter since 1992, gostelow@aol.com).

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