Hoteliers On The Move, May 2017

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers On The Move, May 2017

Bob Gregson opened The LINE Hotel in Los Angeles.


Who is doing what:
Pascal Duchauffour is vp luxury brands Americas, Hilton • Madelijn Vervoord, gm Marseille InterCon, also heads Bordeaux and Lyon • Jean-Gabriel Pérès has left Kerzner • Qian Jin, president Wanda, moves to be president Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton (svp ops Bruce McKenzie retires) • At Dubai Holding, Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai is chairman, Edris Al Rafi ceo • Michael Brown is president/ceo Wyndham Vacation Ownership • Shaun Treacy is coo Louis T Collection • Shan Kanagasingham is svp ops Auberge • Michel Serrano head ops Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group •Gillian Millar is svp New Zealand and Pacific AccorHotels • Gerhard Struger is rvp Central Europe, Sofitel • John Philipson heads ops, UK, Macdonald Hotels • Nik Leuenberger opens 205-room San Pedro Mahogany Bay Village, ceo Beth Clifford's Belize-nature vision • Scott Allen opens 733-room Baha Mar Grand Hyatt • Kjetil Smørås opens 18-room Bergen Villa Terminus, an art-filled adaptation of a 200-year old nursing home • Silvano Dressino opens 250-room Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay • Bob Gregson opens 388-room Los Angeles The Line • Christopher Knable, as coo, opens 367-room New York PUBLIC, by Herzog + De Meuron • Markus Iseli opens 60-room North Malé Atoll LUX* • Richard Schestak opens 563-room Abu Dhabi Fairmont Marina Resort • Kurt Krause opens Bruce Thompson's 300-room Norfolk VA Norfolk The Main • Victor Travert opens The Experimental Group's 18-room London Henrietta • David Miskit opens 600-room St Louis MO Angad Arts Hotel • Alexander Carpentier opens 99-room Lyon Mob Hotel.

Wisam Salsaa opens 10-room Bethlehem Walled Off • Maurits De Graeff opens 176-room Canberra Mantra Macarthur • Anaïs Proner opens AccorHotels' launch hostel, Hossegor Jo&Joe, maximum sleeping capacity 145 person • Milos Cerovic opens Delta Holdings' 165-room Ljubljana InterCon • Ronald Kang opens 165-room Shanghai Bellagio by MGM for Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality and Suning Real Estate Group • Liz Lambert opens 32-room Cabo San Lucas Bunkhouse Tressantos Baja • Barbara Perzigian opens 159-room San Francisco Hotel VIA • Ross Sanders opens 152-room Tangalle Anantara Peace Haven Resort • Janelle Eng opens 16-room Malibu Nobu Ryokan, a conversion of a 1950s beach motel (designers CW Eisner, Nikita Khan, Shawmut, TAL) • Brice Lunot re-opens 192-room Mauritius LUX* Grand Gaube • Charles Azzopardi re-opens Gordon Campbell Gray's 1935-vintage 136-room Malta Phoenicia • Craig Bonnor stays on to reflag 396-room Melbourne Hilton South Wharf (bought this March by UOL for A$230m) as Pan Pacific • Lionel Valla evolves Capital Partners' 141r-room Bodrum Canyon Ranch to Six Senses Kaplankaya • Philip Ommen reflags 366-room InterCon Jakarta MidPlaza (which opened 1998 as Kempinski) as Ayana.

Other md/gms: Pierre Barthes Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental (Tony Costa is svp resort ops Macau Wynn Palace) • Clemens Hoerth Shanghai Mandarin Oriental • Greg Liddell Bangkok Mandarin Oriental • Jorge Monje Barcelona Mandarin Oriental • Philipp Knuepfer Boston Mandarin Oriental (Alain Negueloua returns to California) • Alain Mourgues Fayence Terre Blanche • Alan Stocker Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria • Kirsten Guill Chicago Fairmont Millennium Park • Adrian Lampe Melbourne Mantra Southbank • Raphael Kozminsky Melbourne BreakFree on Collins • Gillian Edwards Caloundra QLD BreakFree Grand Pacific • Edoardo Giuntoli Rome Sofitel Villa Borghese • Sandra Epper Dusseldorf Nikko • Matthew Knight Brisbane Mantra on Mary • Matina Lapanaitis Los Angeles Mayfair • Gavin Webster Marlow Compleat Angler • Rebecca Noyes Broadbeach QLD Mantra Sierra Grand • Dean Watt Perth Peppers Kings Square • Camille Saade Dubai Villa Rotana • Nick Lacey Hangzhou Hyatt Regency • Andy Chang Sanya Park Hyatt • Philippe Clarinval St Moritz Carlton • Diarmuid Dwyer New York Hilton Midtown • John Sinclair SBE's New York Redbury • John Trevenen Charlottesville VA Keswick Hall at Monticello • Ted Horan Meadows of Dan VA Primland • Malia Empron San Diego Renaissance • Dirk Dreyer Berlin 25hours Bikini.

Thomas Bourdois Bordeaux InterCon Grand Hôtel • Eric Viale Lisbon InterCon • Dennis Clark Madison WI AC Downtown • Pierre-Alexandre Maillard San Juan La Concha (with Serafina Beach restaurant) • Alex Lugo Lexington KY Hilton Downtown • Paul Walters London Principal • Riddian Davies London Marriott Park Lane • Ernesto Luna Miami ME Miami • Stefano Venturi Florence Villa La Massa • Rocco Bova Merida Chablé • Hakan Petek Dubai Jumeirah Zabeel Saray • Fernando Gibaja Singapore Capella • Yves Moudry Jakarta Raffles • Jaime Piedras Los Cabos Paradisus • Tina Heide Davos Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère • Norbert Mede Sunnyvale CA Domain • David Gauna Puerto Vallarta CasaMagna Marriott • David Flack Bahamas Paradise Island Atlantis Cove • Michael Jokovich Maui Andaz Wailea • Miguel Garcia Feliz Palma Sant Francesc • Dave Jacobs Cedar Creek TX Hyatt Regency Lost Pines • Julian Burton San Pedro Las Terrazas • Tom Tabler Desert Springs CA JW Marriott • Prince Sanders New York Trump International (Suzie Mills is area md) • Mohamed Elbanna Palm Beach Four Seasons • Gerhard Mitrovits Vienna Palais Kempinski.

Mary Gostelow is the owner-publisher of the monthly global-luxury Gostelow Report.

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