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This Week’s Comings & Goings | January 13, 2022 — LODGING


White Lodging has named Jean-Luc Barone CEO of the resort administration firm. Ken Barrett, who beforehand held the place, will proceed to function president. Barone joined White Lodging in 2016 because the vice chairman of meals and beverage, and he was most lately chief working officer.

citizenM appointed Hendrik Jan Roel to chief monetary officer and promoted Ernest Lee to chief progress officer, which is a brand new place for the corporate. Roel is assuming the position on May 1, 2022, and beforehand, Lee was the corporate’s managing director of the Americas; he begins his new place this month.

MGM Resorts International has introduced the reappointment of Melonie Johnson as president and chief working officer of MGM National Harbor. Johnson is overseeing the property’s each day operations, offering strategic path and give attention to worker engagement, and dealing on neighborhood relations.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and W Miami have appointed Winfred van Workum to market common supervisor. He has labored at lodges throughout the globe inside The St. Regis and The Ritz-Carlton portfolios for 25 years. He can be overseeing all operations and group members for the property, together with its eating ideas.

Pendry Hotels & Resorts has named Pascal Forotti common supervisor of Pendry Washington D.C.—The Wharf, scheduled to open in late 2022. Forotti joins the Pendry household with over 25 years of hospitality expertise throughout the globe. Most lately, Forotti served as managing director of The Watergate Hotel.

Alila Napa Valley has appointed Dave Stevens to common supervisor of Acacia House. Stevens brings over 14 years of hospitality and culinary expertise to the property. Prior to becoming a member of the group, Stevens was director of rooftop operations for Thomason Hotels in San Antonio, Texas. He additionally labored in Mexico, Washington, D.C., and Florida.

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort introduced new Executive Chef Adam Haverland to affix the property. Opened in August 2020, the property has a number of eating choices that can be led by Haverland. Haverland has over 20 years of expertise working in hospitality and tourism culinary applications.

Hotel Drover, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, appointed Devin Walline to govt chef and Jamel Taggart to director of resort meals and beverage operations. Walline will oversee culinary operations for the property, and Taggart will handle the property’s inventive meals and beverage improvement and operations.

Consuelo Vega has been appointed to govt chef of SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona. Vega has over a decade of hospitality expertise working in a number of restaurant positions throughout her profession together with as a sous chef, a chocolatier, and a pastry chef.

Blossom Hotel Houston has appointed Tasir Bukhari to director of visitor relations. With over 25 years of customer support expertise, Bukhari joins the group from New York City the place he was a member of each Les Clef d’Or group {of professional} concierges and the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges.

The International Association of Visitor Information Providers introduced DeAnne Mitchell of Official Guides of Savannah has been elected President for 2022. Mitchell manages a group of over 20 folks throughout two completely different entities, Official Guides of Savannah and Convention Consultants, which give providers to the hospitality trade.

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition board of administrators has chosen Martha J. Sheridan, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, as its subsequent co-chair. Effective January 2022, Sheridan will participate in guiding the coalition via a pivotal second for the conferences trade.

RealTime Reservation LLC, a centralized stock administration software program firm for lodges and resorts, welcomes Dawn McGowan as senior account supervisor, liable for luxurious manufacturers, asset-managed lodges, and resorts.

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