Welcome Aboard: New Hires and New Promotions for June 24, 2016
AC Hotel San Jose Downtown By Marriott Appoints Local Executive Team
AC Hotel San Jose Downtown, developed by TPG Hotels & Resorts, welcomes the brand to its growing portfolio of lifestyle and resorts properties. The new build has named Sean Hadley general manager and LiLinda Carta-Samuels director of sales & marketing. California’s first AC Hotel will celebrate its grand opening in October 2016.
Hadley joins AC Hotel San Jose with 10 years of hospitality management and operational experience. In this new role, Hadley will oversee all aspects of hotel operations while introducing AC Hotel San Jose’s authentic guest experience to travelers and locals of Silicon Valley. Sean was most recently the assistant general manager at Wild Palms Hotel in Sunnyvale, California, where he led the efforts in the hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation.
Carta-Samuels brings more than a decade of hospitality sales and marketing experience working for established hotel and resort chains in the Bay Area including Hyatt, Hilton, Joie De Vivre and Embassy Suites. Prior to joining AC Hotel San Jose, LiLinda was the director of sales & marketing at Hyatt Place San Jose where she demonstrated great leadership skills and a talent for developing high performing teams.
Kimpton’s The Hotel Zamora, St. Pete Beach, Names Markunas As General Manager
Kimpton’s The Hotel Zamora has announced the appointment of John Markunas as the general manager of its ‘urban oasis on St. Pete Beach.’
Markunas joins The Hotel Zamora with more than nine years of hotel industry experience, starting his career as front desk manager at Kimpton’s Nine Zero Hotel in Boston, followed by various management roles at Kimpton’s including Onyx Hotel, Ink 48, Eventi and most recently serving as hotel manager of Hotel Marlowe, before heading south to Florida.
Rocco Forte Hotels Appoints Maurizio Saccani As Director Of Operations And Member Of The Executive Committee
Rocco Forte Hotels, the family of ten hotels and resorts in key destinations across Europe, has announced the appointment of Maurizio Saccani as global director of operations with immediate effect.
Saccani most recently served as chief of product development and executive vice president Italy and Spain at Belmond Hotels, formerly Orient Express Hotels, with whom he has worked for over 30 years. The hotels under his control included iconic names such as the Cipriani in Venice, the Splendido in Portofino, Villa San Michele in Fiesole and the Caruso on the Amalfi Coast.
Red Savannah Announces Appointment Of Adam Coats As Director, Western Mediterranean
Tailor-made holiday and villa specialist Red Savannah today announced the appointment of Adam Coats as its director, Western Mediterranean. Coats brings more than 10 years of sales and operations experience in the luxury villa sector, most recently at Abercrombie & Kent. At Red Savannah, Coats will focus on the experiential travel company’s villa portfolio in France, Spain and the Balearic Islands. Coats is a graduate of the Plymouth University in England where he studied International Business and French.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago Appoints Robert Shelley General Manager
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago today announced Robert “Bob” Shelley has been appointed general manager, effective immediately. With over 25 years of experience in hotels, Shelley brings a keen eye and strong knowledge of the hospitality industry.
Shelley most recently was area managing director for Commune Hotels + Resorts where he oversaw seven lifestyle hotels and resorts in the United States and Mexico for their JDV and Thompson brands. In this role he implemented regional strategies for meeting goals in the areas of revenue generation, market share performance, guest satisfaction, and associate engagement. Shelley worked with the corporate office and management teams to identify and solve problems ensuring each property performed at maximum potential.
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