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Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What
September 2006
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The Americas
Cornell graduate Luc Van Wambeke, 51, untimely died August 13, while on a business trip to Santo Domingo. A resident of St. Thomas since last year, he had previously been the Regional Controller, East Coast, for the SportsClub Company for five years. When the company broke up last year, he joined his brother's business in the US Virgin Islands as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the SportsClub Company in 2002, Van Wambeke had been the opening Financial Controller for what used to be the Regent Wall Street. That followed an eleven-year stint as Financial Controller with Ritz-Carlton in New York and Philadelphia.

Luis Fernandes has joined the Kor Group in the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, responsible for the group's properties on the East Coast and Mexico. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Ty Warner's hotel group after serving as Managing Director at Las Ventanas al Paraiso for two years.

Lausanne hotelier Paul Zuest has joined the Chatham Bars Inn as Managing Director. He had been the Managing Director of Campton Place until it was sold to the Kor Hotel Group. Zuest also served as Vice President Operations at Broken Top in Oregon and President of Jumby Bay in Antigua. Over a nine-year stint with Rosewood, he was the General Manager of the Hotel Bel-Air and the Remington, now the St. Regis Houston. 

Paul Ratchford has been named Managing Director of the Greenbrier, taking over from Ted Kleisner, who is retiring after twenty-five years on the job. Since 2003, Ratchford had been the General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. A confirmed resort specialist, he had also played a role as Vice President of Resort Operations for the Pebble Beach Company.

Texas hotelman Jeffrey Trigger will, as the head of Austin-based La Corsha Hospitality, be leading the renaissance of the St. Anthony in San Antonio and the Stoneleigh in Dallas. Trigger, who made his name at the helm of the Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Adolphus, spent the past eight years nurturing Austin's venerable Driskill back to its original splendor. 

Florent Gateau has returned to Rosewood as Managing Director of Acqualina, taking over from David Kurland. He was most recently the Resident Manager at the Setai in Miami, a property he opened, following his initial seven years with Rosewood in various positions at the Mansion on Turtle Creek and Las Ventanas al Paraiso.

Stephen Bello has joined RockResorts as Corporate Director of Operations and is currently doing double duty as Interim General Manager at La Posada de Santa Fe until a successor is found for Ken Humes who has left the company. Bello was most recently the President of the Classic Collection at RB Associates in Washington, DC. He also served as General Manager of the Madison, also in Washington, DC and the Hotel Hershey. Bello also logged nine years with Ritz-Carlton as General Manager in Philadelphia, Rancho Mirage and Dubai.

Elizabeth Mullins has added Vice President/Area General Manager for Ritz-Carlton Hotels to her existing duties as General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. She had previously been the General Manager at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland and the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage.

Joel Freyberg will be leaving his position of Hotel Manager at New York's Hotel Gansevoort to become the Executive Director of the prestigious Waldorf Towers. Prior to joining the Gansevoort two years ago, he was the Director of Housekeeping at the Carlyle.

Victor Barothy-Langer has been named General Manager of the soon-to-reopen US Grant Hotel in San Diego, now a member of Starwood's Luxury Collection. He was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Westin St. Francis and also served as Hotel Manager at La Costa.

Steve Contos, previously the General Manager of the JW Marriott Orlando has been promoted to Vice President and Managing Director of the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando that includes the JW Marriott as well as the Ritz-Carlton. Peter Kacheris replaces Contos as General Manager. Kacheris was most recently the Hotel Manager at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Michel Garnier has been appointed General Manager of Le Grand Lodge in Mont Tremblant, Québec. He previously worked at the Chateau Cartier, the Crowne Plaza Ottawa-Hull, the Crowne Plaza Isla Verde in Puerto Rico as well as the Hotel Salam and Le Grand Hotel de Bamako in West Africa.

Kevin Osterhaus, formerly the General Manager of Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, has been promoted by Destination Club Management to the company-wide role of Director of Operations.

Enrich Linden Hahn has been named General Manager at the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club in Curacao. He was most recently with Sandals/Beaches Resorts International as the Executive Assistant Manager at the French Village at Beaches Turks & Calicos Resort & Spa.

Joachim Ohlin has joined the Brazilian Court in Palm Beach as General Manager. He was most recently the Vice President for Resort Operations at Mirbeau Companies as well as the General Manager at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Deborah Carr, the former General Manager of the Brazilian Court, has left the company.

Morton Valldejuli has been named General Manager of the City Club at River Ranch replacing Elsa Lemoine who has relocated to Portland. Valldejuli was most recently the Area General Manager for New Orleans Fine Hotels.

Michael Hoe-Knudsen has transferred as General Manager to the InterContinental Buenos Aires. A Cornell graduate, he was most recently the General Manager of the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay where he had been promoted from Resident Manager at the InterContinental Rio. 

Albert Mertz rejoins the Mandarin Oriental Miami as Hotel Manager after a brief stint as the Chief Operating Officer at the Barish Group in New York. He had previously served in a similar role at the hotel from 2000 to 2004, before being appointed General Manager at the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya.

At the Hotel Carl Gustav on St. Barthélémy, Olivier Robert has been appointed General Manager. Marie-Christine Albini had been appointed to the post in March 2004.

Courtney Tai has been appointed Hotel Manager for the Sundy House in Delray Beach. He was most recently the General Manager of Fisher Island.

Jeffrey Tucci has been named Vice President of Hospitality for the Los Angeles County Fair. He was most recently the General Manager of the former Loews Beverly Hills (temporarily renamed the Tower Beverly Hills). Tucci had originally joined Loews as Assistant General Manager at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. A Cornell graduate, Tucci also held various positions at the Hotel Crescent Court, the Mansion on Turtle Creek and Auberge du Soleil.

The Salish Lodge & Spa has promoted Carl Meyer to Resident Manager from the position of Director of Rooms. Prior to rejoining Salish in June 2005, Meyer served as Director of Operations at the Statler Hotel, operated by Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. He previously was the Director of Rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.

Jonathan Brown has been named Director of Finance at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod. He was previously with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group as Financial Controller at the Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC and the Mark Mandarin Oriental in New York. In addition, Brown had been the Director of Finance at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.

Jason Pallen has joined the Princeton Club in New York as Director of Food and Beverage. He was most recently in a similar position at the Millennium Broadway following several years in food and beverage management at the Waldorf=Astoria.

Till Grob has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. He was previously the Director of Banquet Operations at the Fairmont Chicago. Prior to that, Grob was Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental in San Francisco.

Guillaume Paupy has been promoted to Food and Beverage Director at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo from Assistant Food and Beverage Director at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Joseph Chin has been appointed Food and Beverage Director at the Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club. He was most recently at Beaches Turks & Caicos as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager and previously at the Maho Beach Resort & Casino on St. Maarten as Banquet/Convention Manager.

In Mexico, Karisma Hotels and Resorts has promoted Jeroen Hanlo to Vice President of Operations for Food and Beverage. Hanlo joined Karisma Resorts in September 2003 as Food and Beverage Director.  Previously, he was Executive Assistant Manager and Food and Beverage Director for Allure Resort and Director of Operations of the Forchetta Group.

Gail Gerber has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the new InterContinental San Francisco currently under construction. She was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at sister property the InterContinental Mark Hopkins.

Ginger Mahmoud has been named Director of Sales for New York's Downtown Conference Center. She was most recently a Senior Sales Manager for Millennium Hotels. 

Jason Kycek has rejoined KSL Resorts as Corporate Director of Travel Industry Sales. Originally joining the company as Director of Travel Industry Sales at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, he was appointed Corporate Director of Travel Industry Sales in 2004. When La Quinta left the fold of KSL to become part of the Waldorf=Astoria Collection, Kysek stayed on for six months prior to rejoining KSL.

The Ritz-Carlton Central Park has appointed Peter Coppola Director of Purchasing. He has thirty years experience in the hospitality industry, including the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group and Princess Hotels International.

Kathaleen Fairey has been named Purchasing Manager with Rosewood Hotels based out of their corporate office in Texas. She was previously the Spa Director at Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands. Prior to that, she spent three years as Assistant Spa Director at the Spa at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas.

Fabien Deguffroy will be taking over as Spa Director at Little Dix Bay. He most recently served as Assistant Spa Director at the Palms in Turks and Caicos, following a stint as part of the Spa at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

John Tesar joins the Mansion on Turtle Creek as Executive Chef. He was most recently the Executive Chef of Rick Moonen's rm Restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. At the Mansion, Tesar steps into the boots of Dean Fearing, who held the post for over twenty years prior to leaving earlier hits year to join the developers of the future Ritz-Carlton Dallas.

Brad Manchester is leaving his position of Executive Chef at the Renaissance Las Vegas to become the Executive Chef at Houston's soon-to-open Hotel Zaza. Manchester had originally started at the Renaissance as Executive Sous Chef, prior to being promoted to Executive Chef.

Jonathan Wright has joined Bradley Ogden's Lark Creek Inn as Executive Chef taking over for Michael Otsuka. He was most recently the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel Conrad Indianapolis. Wright, who came to the United States in 2002 to spearhead culinary operations at the Windsor Court, previously had his own restaurant in England, La Gousse d'Ail. He also was the Executive Chef de Cuisine at Raymond Blanc's Two-Michelin-Starred Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.

Jeffrey Armstrong has been named Executive Chef at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, with Orient-Express. He was most recently the Executive Chef at Nick's Airport Inn in Hagerstown and previously served as Corporate Chef of the Domaine Restaurant Group in California, supervising operations of all of the group's restaurants, including Dakota at the Roosevelt, Troquet Restaurant, Meson G and Red Pearl Kitchen.

Milan Drager moved to the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco as Executive Chef, taking over from Ray Knight, who has left the company. Drager was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Kahala Resort (formerly the Kahala Mandarin Oriental) in Honolulu, and previously worked in the kitchens at the Ritz-Carlton Miami, the Four Seasons Newport Beach and the Valparaiso Palace Hotel in Mallorca.

Jeremy Bearman has been appointed Executive Chef at Lark Creek Steak in San Francisco. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand Las Vegas and previously the Restaurant Executive Chef at the Medici Café and Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas. In addition, Bearman worked at Daniel Boulud's Bistro Moderne in New York working his way up to Executive Sous Chef. He is a Cornell hotel school graduate.

Jeffrey Foresman has been named Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. A nineteen-year veteran with Hyatt, he worked for seven different properties including the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, the Hyatt Regency Irvine, and the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC.

The Loews Annapolis Hotel has named Allison Trinkle Executive Chef replacing Andrew Saba who has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage. Trinkle was most recently the Executive Sous Chef at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. Saba previously served for two years as Executive Chef at the Jefferson in Washington, DC (formerly a Loews Hotel) before coming to Annapolis.

Christopher Lee has joined Gilt at the New York Palace as Chef de Cuisine. He was most recently the Executive Chef at Striped Bass in Philadelphia and also toiled in the kitchen at Oceana and Jean-Georges in New York. At Gilt, Lee takes over from avant-garde British Chef Paul Liebrandt.

Pascal Legrain has been appointed Executive Chef at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach in Cancun. A return to Mexico for Legrain, who was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Vila Sol Golf and Spa Resort in Portugal, but previously ran the kitchens of the Méridien Cancun and at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso.

Jason Prendergast has been appointed Executive Sous Chef at Shutters on the Beach. Since 1997 he has been at the Four Seasons Chicago, most recently as Executive Sous Chef.

Babak Mohajer Nasser has joined the Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica as Executive Sous Chef. He was most recently the Executive Sous Chef of the former Park Hyatt San Francisco (newly re-branded in 2006 as Le Méridien San Francisco).
Stefan Outrequin has been promoted to Director of Banquet Operations at the Drake in Chicago. For the past four years he has been the Food and Beverage Manager at the hotel.

Gilles Kolakowski has joined Picasso at the Bellagio as General Manager replacing Mario Daniele who has retired. Kolakowski was most recently a Restaurant Manager at Alain Ducasse's Mix Las Vegas. His replacement at Mix is Fabien Rivière.

Michael Mina's soon to open Stripsteak at the Mandalay Bay has appointed Tony Fisher General Manager. He was most recently at BOA Steakhouse.

Don Hart returns to Fiamma at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as General Manager. He was previously at the restaurant as the Assistant General Manager before moving over to Michael Mina's Seablue where he was the General Manager.

Nicolas Rouet has been named Sommelier at the Ryland Inn in New Jersey. He was briefly at the Four Seasons Great Exuma following a thirty-month stint as Chef Sommelier at Le Paradou in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to the United States, Rouet worked as Sommelier at La Tour d'Argent and Lasserre both in Paris.

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Europe
Emmanuel Caux has been promoted by Starwood to Regional Vice President for Northern France, responsible for six hotels in and around Paris. A long-time Méridien man, Caux was most recently the General Manager of the Méridien Paris Etoile, as well as Regional Director for Paris and Belgium. 

Also with Starwood, Marie-Paule Vande Velde will be the re-opening General Manager of the Westin Paris (the former InterContinental Paris), moving from her position of cluster General Manager of the three Starwood properties in Brussels.
Xavier Rugeroni, until now a Regional Director for Méridien in Southern France and Malta, becomes Starwood's Director of Operations for Southern France (including Monaco).

JP Kavanagh has been named General Manager for the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh. He was most recently the Operations Manager at the Westin Turnberry Resort and was previously the Rooms Division Manager at the Westin Dublin and the General Manager at the Central Hotel in Dublin.

Raoul Gransier has been appointed General Manager of the Hotel Bellevue in Croatia. He was most recently the pre-opening General Manager at the Queen's Court - Hotel & Residence in Budapest and was previously the General Manager at the Andrassy Hotel & Zebrano Restaurant also in Budapest.

John Quero is the new General Manager of the Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham. He was previously the General Manager of the Hotel Rialto in Warsaw, the Resident Manager at the Hotel Bora Bora and a member of the opening management team at the Burj Al Arab.

Peter Finnegan has been named Hotel Manager at the Shelbourne in Dublin. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Fairmont Southampton and Fairmont Hamilton in Bermuda.

Marco Franck has been appointed Resident Manager at the Athenaeum InterContinental in Athens. He was most recently at the Shangri-La Singapore as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage and has previously overseen food and beverage at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Starwood Resorts Fiji and Amangani.

Brigitte Lallemand has been promoted by Dolce International to the position of Vice President Sales for Europe. For the past three years, she had been the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Dolce Chantilly, outside Paris.

At the soon to re-open Shelbourne in Dublin, Joe Mooney has been named Executive Chef. Mooney, an American who assisted Michel Nischan in the opening of Heartbeat at the W New York, spent the past two years with Taj International, as Executive Chef of PURE, an organic concept set up by Nischan at the Taj Land's End in Bombay.

Jean-Luc Reymond is the new Executive Chef at Le Méridien Montparnasse in Paris, taking over from Patrice Trincali.

Asia and the Pacific
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Richard Baker as Corporate Managing Director. He was most recently a Regional Vice President of Operations for Rosewood, responsible for the Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Crescent Court. Prior to joining Rosewood in 2001, Baker had spent nine years with Four Seasons.

Millennium & Copthorne has promoted Michael Sengol to Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific. He was previously the Senior Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific.

Kamal Chaoui has been appointed Regional General Manager Resorts – Southern Asia by InterContinental, based at the InterContinental Bali, of which he is the General Manager. As such, he takes over from Amadeo Zarzosa, who has left the company and moved to Dubai. Chaoui, who spent sixteen years with Hyatt International, was most recently the General Manager of the Banyan Tree Phuket.

Tim Williams has joined Minor International in Bangkok as Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness. He was previously the regional Human Resources Director Asia Pacific for Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts based in Hong Kong.

Luc Bollen has been named General Manager of the Hilton Hefei in China. He began his career with Hilton as the Executive Chef at the Hilton Antwerp and has been in various executive management positions at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort and the Hilton Al Ain, prior to joining the Hilton Shanghai in 2004. 

Djarot Basuki has been appointed General Manager of the Swiss-Belhotel Jayapura in Indonesia. He had previously worked in Indonesia for Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt and Nikko. In addition, he was the Human Resources Manager for the Hotel Ciputra Semarang, Indonesia.

Christine Hodder is the pre-opening General Manager for the Amara in Singapore due to open in 2007. She was most recently the General Manager at the Milestone in London and previously General Manager of The World at Residensea.

Richard Lyon has been named General Manager of the JW Marriott Mumbai. He has been with Marriott more than twenty-five years and was most recently the General Manager of the Renaissance Chancery Court in London.

Scott Butcher has been appointed General Manager of the Ramada Osaka. He was previously Senior Vice President-Hotel Operations for Plaza Pacific Hotels and Resorts based in Singapore.

Edward Snoeks has joined the Marco Polo Prince in Hong Kong as General Manager. He joined Marco Polo Hotels as Resident Manager at the Marco Polo Hong Kong in late 2003.

Lausanne graduate Christophe Lajus has been appointed General Manager of the newly opened Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai. His most recent position was General Manager of the Holiday Inn Resort Yalong Bay Sanya.

André Joulian has been named General Manager for the pre-opening office of the Skyway Landis Hotel Shanghai. He was previously the General Manager of Ritz Taipei, now the Landis Hotel Taipei, a previous President of the Landis Group and with the Hilton Group.

Martijn Van Der Valk is the new General Manager at Baros Maldives.  He was most recently consulting at the Hotel School of the Hague following a stint as General Manager of Carcosa Seri Negara and the Strand Yangon. In addition, he was with Hyatt International for five years in London and Riyadh.

Jean Fernand Wasser has been appointed General Manager of the Best Western Premier Seri Pacific Kuala Lumpur. Previously, Wasser owned and managed the Hotel Arcantis Hexagone in Colmar, France for six years. In the eighties and nineties he was the General Manager of the Pan Pacific Singapore, the Mandarin Singapore and its sister property, the Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur.

Uday Rao has been named Hotel Manager for the Four Seasons Mumbai due to open early 2007. He was most recently the Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Singapore and previously at the Four Seasons Maldives in a similar capacity.
The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong has promoted John Drummond to Food and Beverage Director. He joined the hotel from the InterContinental Regency Bahrain in 2004 as Executive Chef.

Audra Rohini Arul has joined Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali as Director of Sales and Marketing, replacing Narelle McDougall who left the company. Arul was most recently at the Nexus Resort in Malaysia where she was Director of Sales and Marketing. 

Christina Miram Purba has been promoted to head the Sales and Marketing Department at the Four Seasons Koh Samui in Thailand. She was previously the Director of Sales at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Shangri-La has appointed Alan Darr as Director of Corporate Human Resources Services. He was most recently the interim Human Resources Manager of Genworth Financial in London and was previously the Human Resources Manager for InterContinental Hotel Group in its regional offices in the United States and Europe. 

Le Méridien Tahiti has named Sébastien Philizot Executive Chef. He was most recently at the InterContinental Malta.
Philippe Agnese has joined the Four Seasons Bangkok as Executive Pastry Chef. He was previously the Executive Pastry Chef with Ritz-Carlton in Singapore and Bahrain.

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has appointed Ooi Soon Lok Chef de Cuisine for Man Wah and Cantonese Functions. He previously worked at the G hotel in Malaysia, the Hotel Adlon Berlin, the Ritz Carlton Singapore and Raffles in Singapore.

Martin Cahill has joined the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong as Oyster Chef for the Mandarin Grill Raw Bar. He was most recently at the Pink Beach Club in Bermuda where he was a Sous Chef, the Park Hyatt Sydney where he was a Chef de Partie for the Oyster Bar. In addition, he worked at the Dorchester and the Savoy.

Eric Chee Chew Soong has joined the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong as Chef de Cuisine for the New Cafe restaurant. He was most recently at the Jumeirah Madinat Al Qasr in Dubai where he was Chef de Cuisine. Before this he was at the Blue at the Shangri-la Singapore and the Equinox Restaurant at the Stamford Swissôtel.

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has named Angela Esparza Pastry Artist/ Cake Specialist. She joins from the Berkeley in London where she was the Pastry Chef and previously the W Hotel Seattle.

Norio Nomoto has joined the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong from the Sagano restaurant in Kuala Lumpur where he was the Japanese Chef. Before this he was at the Prince hotel in Kuala Lumpur as Japanese Chef. 

Philippe Orrico joins the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong as Chef de Cuisine at Pierre Gagnaire. He joins from Sketch, Gagnaire's joint-venture in London and was previously at Pierre Gagnaire Paris.

Sebastian Noshe who joined the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong in July 2005 as Senior Chef de Cuisine has been promoted to Executive Sous Chef. 

Anthony and Kamala Nayeli are the Spa Managers at the newly opened Manea Spa at the Bora Bora Pearl Resort. Previously, they both worked on the Queen Mary 2 where she was a Guest Relations Manager at the Canyon Ranch Spa and he was the Massage Department Manager at the Spa.

Middle East and Africa
Olivier Heuchenne has been promoted by Ritz-Carlton to General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Sharm El Sheikh, a position to which Andrew Turner had been appointed in the spring. Heuchenne joins from the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, where he was the Hotel Manager for the past year, after rejoining the company at the Hotel Arts Barcelona in 2004. Save for a one-year hiatus with Ian Schrager Hotels and China Grill Management in London, Heuchenne has been a Ritz-Carlton man since 1991.

Frédéric Vincent has been assigned to take over the project of the next international hotel for Lucien Barrière Hotels in Marrakech. He was most recently the pre-opening General Manager at Paris' Hotel Fouquet's Barrière. He will be replaced by Eric Boonstoppel who has been with the group almost thirteen years with his most recent assignment as the General Manager of the Majestic Barrière in Cannes.

Veteran Spanish hotelier Amadeo Zarzosa has resigned his post as General Manager of the InterContinental Resort Bali and as Regional General Manager InterContinental Resorts Southern Asia in order to assume a new role at the helm of the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. Zarzosa's twin-portfolio in Indonesia will be assumed by Kamal Chaoui. 

InterContinental Hotels Group has promoted Thierry Perrot as Area General Manager for InterContinental Hotels Group Citystars, in Cairo. He moves into his new role from his position as the General Manager of the InterContinental Citystars and started with the group in 1981 at the InterContinental Geneva.

Henri Blin was named General Manager for Kempinski's Ciragan Palace in Istanbul replacing Richard Bayard, who has left the company. Blin was most recently the General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest where his replacement will be Marcus van der Wal. Blin joined Kempinski after a long career with InterContinental where his last position before he retired from the company in 2003 was General Manager of the former InterContinental Dubai.

Patrick Mossu has been appointed Hotel Manager at the Kempinski Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. He has previously worked in various positions at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental, the Hotel Castellana InterContinental and the Mayfair InterContinental.
InterContinental Hotels Group has named Christian Pertl Director of Sales and Marketing for three upcoming properties at Dubai Festival City–the InterContinental, the Crowne Plaza and the InterContinental Residence and Suites. His most recent position was as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Austrian and Slovakian hotels including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands. 

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Katerina Fajgar as the new Director of Marketing and Communications for the three upcoming properties at Dubai Festival City. She was most recently the Public Relations and Communications Manager for the former InterContinental Dubai.

Frank Heinen has been promoted to Regional Director of Procurement for Four Seasons Hotels of Egypt. He was most recently the Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza and previously oversaw food and beverage at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and the Hotel Vierjahreszetien in Hamburg.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza has named Christophe Gillino Executive Chef. He was most recently the Executive Chef at Reid's Palace Hotel in Madeira and previously worked under Alain Ducasse, Alain Senderens, Manuel Martinez and Christian Willer.

The Fairmont Dubai has appointed Edward Kwon to Senior Executive Sous Chef. He recently moved from the Sheraton Tianjin as Executive Chef and previously worked at the W Seoul as Opening Executive Sous Chef. Edward worked for Ritz-Carlton for eleven years.

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