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Welcome Aboard: New Hires and Promotions for Feb. 12, 2016

People | Barry Kaufman | February 12, 2016

Welcome Aboard: New Hires and Promotions for Feb. 12, 2016

Sequeira Joins MSC Cruises as Company Implements Ambitious Growth Plan in North American Market

MSC Cruises announced that Marianne Sequeira has joined the company as the new national accounts manager.

Sequeira joins the MSC Cruises team with more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry. After beginning her career with Eastern Airlines, Marianne advanced into the role of Functional Analyst with Amadeus, living abroad in both Germany and France. In 1995, she joined the cruise industry holding positions as an International Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Royal Caribbean and  a National Accounts Manager for 7 years at Norwegian Cruise Line.  For the last three years, she worked at The Hertz Corporation as a travel territory manager who assisted in the growth and development of Hertz’s car rental footprint.

Manager Named for Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Staten Island

M&R Hotel Management has announced the appointment of Anthony Lugaro as general manager of its 95-room Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West hotel in the Travis neighborhood near the West Shore Expressway.

Lugaro, a 10-year hospitality industry veteran who has worked in hotels in New York and Georgia, oversees all aspects of the hotel’s management, including operations, sales, marketing, security, maintenance, housekeeping and accounting.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts Appoints Aaron Kaupp as General Manager at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has appointed Aaron Kaupp as general manager at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Kaupp brings more than seventeen years of experience in top luxury hotels to his new position. He has won several prestigious international awards for outstanding performance, including the award of ‘Best General Manager of a Luxury Hotel /Resort Worldwide’ at the Luxury Travel Advisor awards in Las Vegas.

Room Mate Hotels Appoints New Managing Director Of The Americas

In an effort to further support its expansion in North and Latin America, Room Mate Hotels has appointed Felip Boyero managing director of the Americas and launched its first headquarters for the region in Miami, Forida. Before joining Room Mate Hotels, Boyero led the sales management team for US and South America at the Spanish airline Air Europa. Boyero has also served as General Manager for The Netherlands region for Meliá Hotels International, and contracted U.S. hotels for travel agencies and tour operators at SEE USA Tours.

Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel In Washington, D.C. Announces New General Manager

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced the appointment of Donte P. Johnson as general manager of Mason & Rook Hotel, the company’s newest addition to its portfolio of properties in Washington, D.C.   A native Washingtonian, Johnson most recently was general manager of Kimpton’s Surfcomber, Miami South Beach, where he led the property’s rise as one of the area’s most talked about hotels.

Johnson started his career with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in 2001, gaining experience in everything from revenue management to guest services.  He has risen through the ranks to general manager positions at several Kimpton hotels, including Hotel Monaco and Topaz Hotel also in Washington, D.C. 

Vincent Vienne Appointed As Managing Director Of The Quin Hotel In New York

Vincent Vienne has been appointed as managing director of the Quin, New York¹s quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue.  Vienne brings more than 18 years of leadership experience at American and European luxury properties to the hotel, which has quickly established itself as a stylish and refined oasis in midtown. Vienne worked for Pullman Hotels and Resorts in Brussels following his graduation from Hotelschool Ter Duinen, in Koksijde, Belgium.  He rose quickly through the ranks within the Accor Hotels Group, moving to the United States to serve in roles for the Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts brand.  

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