Anika Fischer joined DiamondRock Hospitality Company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Anika Fischer will join the Company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel on June 3, 2024. Ms. Fischer, age 35, will report directly to Jeffrey J. Donnelly, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and will assume legal responsibilities from William J. Tennis, the Company’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, who previously announced his retirement effective as of June 30, 2024.

Anika Fischer

David Snyder appointed Senior Vice President of Culinary at Fontainebleau Development, LLC

Fontainebleau Development, a premier real estate development group specializing in large-scale lifestyle developments within the luxury hospitality, retail, residential, and commercial sectors, has named the esteemed David Snyder as Senior Vice President of Culinary. An award-winning chef and 30-year veteran of the hospitality, food and beverage industries, Snyder oversees all facets of Fontainebleau Development’s culinary operations, ensuring a seamless integration of creativity, innovation, and exceptional quality across the company’s dining portfolio.

David Snyder

Dan Block has been promoted Senior Vice President of Operations at Hotel Equities Group, LLC

Hotel owner, operator and developer Hotel Equities (“HE”) is delighted to announce the promotion of Dan Block to Senior Vice President of Operations. In this expanded role, Block will oversee a diverse, multi-branded portfolio of hotels across the United States, driving operational excellence and ensuring outstanding guest experiences. Block will report directly to HE’s President of Hotel Operations, Al Smith.

Dan Block

Marriott International promotes Brian Povinelli to Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing and Brand

Marriott International, Inc. is announcing the appointment of Brian Povinelli to Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing and Brand. Povinelli, who has been with Marriott since its acquisition of Starwood Hotels in September 2016, will lead the company’s overall marketing strategy as well as the end-to-end guest experience for Marriott’s 22 Premium, Select & Longer-stay brands.

Brian Povinelli

Marriott International appoints Saba Landmann Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Portfolio PR

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Saba Landmann, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Portfolio PR, effective immediately. Ms. Landmann will be responsible for leading communications for the company’s portfolio of thirty diverse and experiential hotel brands. Marriott’s brands include a prestigious luxury portfolio that encompasses eight of the world’s most desirable and coveted luxury hotel brands: The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, JW Marriott and W Hotels Worldwide.


SH Hotels & Resorts appoints Robert Koren Senior Vice President & Area Managing Director of Europe

SH Hotels & Resorts, a sustainable hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Treehouse Hotels & Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, today announced the launch of their European Corporate office helmed by Robert Koren, who joins the company as Senior Vice President & Area Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East & Africa. The appointment highlights SH Hotels & Resorts accelerated growth and focus on expanding each brands footprint across the region.

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