Going Places

The Peninsula Hotels announced the appointment of Mark Kobayashi as its new vice president of marketing and Carson Glover as its new director of global communications.

New Castle Hotels & Resorts announced Kevin Runner has been named general manager of the Westin Jekyll Island.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of J. Michael Williams as the new managing director of Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort.

Benchmark named Todd Parmelee vice president of food & beverage.

Santa Barbara’s anticipated new property, the Hotel Californian, announced the executive team to lead this 121-room coastal retreat. Carlos Lopes will be the hotel’s managing director. Industry veterans Warren Nocon and Ellen Adelman will join the team to head up hotel operations and sales and strategic marketing.

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau announced Tiffany Hernandez as the new communications & marketing coordinator.

Associated Luxury Hotels expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of Mark Sergot as chief sales officer.

Rosewood Tucker’s Point appointed Eva Chan as director of sales and marketing.

The Amway Grand Plaza welcomed Chris Madsen as executive chef of the hotel.

Chef Charlie Palmer and Charlie Palmer Group announce a new hotel leadership team at their two Northern California properties, Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer. Palmer’s hotel teams are now led by James DeLuca, the general manager at Harvest Inn, Tamara DeMars, the director of sales & marketing, and Parul Suri, the director of revenue management & distribution.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark announced the appointment of Brad Lyles as director of sales and marketing.

Hyatt Regency Houston promoted Darlene Eddy to associate director of sales while adding several other hospitality veterans to the sales team of the 955-room property.

Mike Wehrle has been appointed culinary director of the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, scheduled to open this summer.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront announced the appointment of Alan Fabris as director of sales and marketing.

Visit KC announced the recent hire of Lauren McKee as national sales manager.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa appointed Dan Vargo as the new executive chef for the property.

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel announced new hire Lizzie Raudenbush as director of sales and marketing.

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau named Susan Koczka, CMP as a director of national accounts.

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau announced it hired Brenda Haight, CMP, CTA as sales manager.

Nicole Young has been appointed corporate director of revenue management by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

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