Change of leadership at Europe’s third-largest tour operator: From 1 July 2023, the FTI GROUP will be led by Karl Markgraf. He will become Managing Director, take over the position of CEO of the group and retain his position as CIO, thus steering the GROUP in a dual function. At the same time, the company is reshaping the Supervisory Board: Wolfgang Altmüller and Dr Florian Amereller are leaving the Board. They will be replaced by Naguib S. Sawiris, controlling shareholder of the FTI GROUP, who will take over the Chairman role, and Ralph Schiller, the former CEO of the FTI GROUP, who will take over a new role as Deputy Chairman.
Montage Deer Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Gubrud as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing with him nearly three decades of leadership experience in luxury hospitality, Gubrud will be responsible for overseeing the resort’s sales and marketing team, in addition to their continued growth and development, as well as repositioning the resort following its renovation.
Sandpiper Lodging Trust (“SLT”) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Michael T. Helgeson as Vice President of Capital Markets. Mr. Helgeson is responsible for the education, promotion, marketing, and sales of Sandpiper Lodging Trust to Registered Investment Advisor firms across the country.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Ms. Heekyung Chung as its new Director of Sales & Marketing, to support the revitalization and relaunch of this five-star family lifestyle resort.
The Westin New Orleans, a Marriott property managed by Highgate, is pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Drew Mills as Executive Chef. Mills assumes his role overseeing the hotel’s food and beverage program, which include two dining concepts, catering and banquet services.
Adagio, the European leader in aparthotels is pleased to announce Denis Mancheron as Finance and Administration Director and member of the Management Committee of ADAGIO, as of 2 January 2023.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Pierre Tavernier as its new Executive Chef, as it embarks on an exciting new era of gastronomy on Vietnam’s central coast.
W Miami announce the appointment of Gonzalo Maggi Bescos as the new General Manager of the hotel. Gonzalo Maggi Bescos brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position, having worked in the luxury hospitality industry for over 20 years in leadership roles across multiple continents, companies, and Marriott International brands.
Denise Flanders, General Manager of Hotel Bel-Air, has appointed Christophe Rull as executive pastry chef of Hotel Bel-Air. In this role, Rull is responsible for overseeing the pastry offerings at the iconic hotel, including in the Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air, the popular Bar & Lounge, in-room dining, and banquets and events. Christophe is a French-born pastry chef with more than 20 years of experience.
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is pleased to announce the appointment of Khaled Al Jamal as its new General Manager. The highly respected hospitality professional will bring his wealth of experience in the industry having worked within the sector for over 35 years.