Hoteliers on the Move, December 2017

by Mary Gostelow
Hoteliers on the Move, December 2017

Heather McCrory is the new SVP of Americas at Accor. Photo: 360b/Shutterstock.com


Ronen Nissenbaum
is president/CEO Dan Hotels • Eugène Staal is president Pentahotels • Hansjörg Meier is COO/partner Legian Hotel Management LHM • Sanjiv Hulugalle is EVP Jeff Stone's The Resort Group • Marco Franck heads ops Asia , Aman • At Accor, Heather McCrory is SVP Americas, Wayne Buckingham is SVP ops USA • Rui Reis heads USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Belmond.

Jérôme Montantème opens Richard Martinet-designed 55-room Paris Fauchon, masterminded by Bernard Lambert • Anthony Champalimaud opens 37-room Amenia NY Troutbeck, designed by his mother Alexandra Champalimaud • Fernando Arroyo opens 97-room Phu Quoc Fusion wellness hotel • Joseph To opens Suzhou Taihu Lake 275-room Marriott and 224-room Renaissance • Laura Schofield opens 260-room Washington DC Eaton • Robert Plutto opens 144-room Gainesville FL AC Hotel Downtown • Adam Beer opens 130-room Newport Beach CA Lido House, Autograph Collection • Vincent BerGMann opens Salim Group's 195-room N’Djamena Hilton • Hisashi Oinuma opens Pacifica Capital's 205r Tokyo Moxy Kinshicho • Michael Thomann opens 141r Zurich Acasa Oerlikon • Lindsay Cagley opens 110-room Snowmass CO Limelight, Preferred • Shigeki Nakagawa opens GW Asset Management's 155-room Osaka Moxy Honmachi • Shaffik Azadin opens 198-room Muscat Mysk, Shaza's launch upmarket brand • Philippe Frey opens 372-room Bogota Grand Hyatt.

Ayman Gharib, ongoing md MKM's Dubai Raffles, also opens its 501-room Dubai Sofitel Wafi • Vinesh Gupta opens Dan Hotels' 250-room Bengaluru The Den • Manish Puri opens Cahaya Warna Prima's 104-room Uluwatu Six Senses • Stephanie Bauer opens 392-room Los Angles Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph • Nigel Edwards opens M&C's 190-room Auckland M Social • Nigel Tovey reflags B&G Park Co's 196-room Hua Hin Ananda as AVANI • Roberto van Geenen re-positions Carey Watermark's 360-room Santa Barbara CA Bacara as Ritz-Carlton • David Friederich re-positions the 1984-vintage 553-room Atlanta GA Ritz-Carlton Buckhead as The Whitley, Luxury Collection • John Volponi re-positions Carlos Pellas' 1,500-acre, 37-room Guacalito de la Isla Mukul as Auberge

Ignacio Rodriguez re-flags 310-room Santiago Grand Hyatt to Mandarin Oriental • Oliver Kahf re-names 1,107-room London Cumberland as Hard Rock • John Conway re-positions Len Blavatnik's 105-room Bahamas One&Only Ocean Club as The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort.

Other md/GMs
Luc Delafosse London Jumeirah Carlton Tower • David MacIlwraith Darby MT Triple Creek Ranch • Jonas Amstad Maldives LUX* South Ari Atoll • Joel Bunde Cambridge MD Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay • Ed Gannon Jackson Hole WY Four Seasons • Olivier Thomas Abu Dhabi Four Seasons • Ryan Kunzer Portland OR Kimpton Monaco • Whitney Brown Seattle Kimpton RiverPlace • Henry Perez Honolulu Hilton Waikiki Beach • Benedikt Theisen and Stefan Wurm Zurich Kameha Grand • Linda Zhang Changbaishan Pullman • Edward Fan Tangshan Pullman • Gilles Felgren Tallinn Swissôtel • John Cardona Atlanta Stonehurst Place • Cornelia Brinkman Moscow Marriott Novy Arbat • Carlos Cabrera Aruba Hyatt Regency • Thomas Foti Maui Westin Ka‘anapali • Michael Tighe Fort Myers FL Westin Cape Coral Resort • Neil Bierwagen Miami SLS Brickell • Carlos Tarrero Langkawi Andaman, Luxury Collection • Jeffrey Harvey New York Viceroy Central Park • Doug Sears Honolulu Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach.

Daniel Hunger-Milkowitsch Krems Steigenberger • Mark Yanke San Antonio St Anthony, Luxury Collection • Mark Beevor San Francisco Zetta • Marcus Hanna Singapore Swissôtel-Fairmont (Tom Meyer oversees, plus Raffles) • Octavio Gamarra Barcelona Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos 1 • Dennis Clark San Diego Fairmont Grand Del Mar • Chris Luedi Los Angeles Fairmont Century Plaza, and RVP • Arnaud Goldenberg Toulouse Pullman • Volkan Öksüz Istanbul Galata MGallery • Melissa Shaw Wellington Sofitel • Julie Green Auckland's Sebel Quay West and Sebel Viaduct • Bart Westerhout Hamburg Sofitel • Gurval Durand Oxford Macdonald Randolph • Go Kondo Osaka St Regis • Attila Gombos Playa del Carmen Mahekal Beach • Paul Cardona Chicago James • Bob Shelley Chicago St Jane • Gabriel Constantin Chicago Trump • Moshi Perera Hambantota Shangri-La • Jens Moesker Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim (and vp Pacific Northwest, Fairmont).

©Mary Gostelow 2017 (Mary Gostelow has been producing the monthly Gostelow Report market intelligence newsletter since 1992, gostelow@aol.com)

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