Going Places

AEG Facilities, the management company of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, announced the promotion of Aaron Ichiki to client services manager and the hiring of Kelsey Kitagawa as sales manger – local sales.

Hotel VIA, an independently operated and owned hotel located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood, announced Barbara Perzigian as general manager and Jerry Leap as director of sales and marketing.

Kenneth Zahn, Jr. has been appointed to director of sales at Pursell Farms, a 3,200-acre destination resort situated in the scenic Central Alabama foothills.

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel named Stephen Batta as general manager.

Destination DC announced that Tara Miller joined the organization as its new senior manager of international sales.

Visit Phoenix announced the addition Samantha Swadish as director of marketing.

Mike Bonner has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Rosewood London. In this role, Bonner will provide leadership and strategic direction to Rosewood London’s sales and marketing team.

David Fransua has been named executive chef for the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed Christian Gonzalez as the regional director of sales and marketing for the Mexico region.

The Camby, Arizona’s first hotel from Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, announced the addition of Onal Kucuk as general manager.

The JW Marriott Grand Rapids welcomed Todd Webb as executive chef. Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Webb now marks his fifth year with AHC+Hospitality.

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino announced the appointment of Marcelo Dante Filosi Bordenave as executive chef and director of food & beverage.

The Resort at Pedregal announced the appointment of two new Chef de Cuisines; Devadip Zahar at Don Manuel’s and Miriam Jimenez Tapia at El Farallon.

Joaquin Quesada has been named deputy director of the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing more than 35 years of convention center operations, sales and service experience to his new position.

HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek announced the addition of Anna Anderson as general manager and Candace Duran as director of sales & marketing to the executive team.

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa announced the appointment of David Gauna as the new area general manager for Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita and Guadalajara.

Laura Kelner was appointed as the new director of sales for Hamilton County Tourism earlier this year.

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende appointed Alexandra Long as the hotel’s first-ever Art Concierge.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa promoted Ryan Lamkin to executive chef for the 950-room property. He will be responsible for overseeing cuisine for banquets, receptions, meetings and themed restaurants at the resort.

New York Hilton Midtown appointed Diarmuid Dwyer to the position of general manager.

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